Ning Li of Ning Li Dating just interviewed me on Youtube about my experiences dating in China, which you can check out here. For those of you who’d love to hear about how I came to China, some of dating experiences, or even what I sound like, have a look at the video. And if […]
“I really want to kiss you, Ava, but I’m scared that I might get AIDS because all Africans have AIDS.” I was literally struck dumb at his ignorance.
The Global Times just published an article titled Expats Adapt to and Put Their Own Spin on Chinese New Year Purchasing featuring quotes from me about my own purchases for the holiday! Here’s an excerpt: For Jocelyn Eikenburg, a 38-year-old American who has been in China for seven and a half years, shopping for Chinese New […]
She is the most amazing, devoted and loving mother-in-law I could ever ask for. If wearing some new clothes would make her happy, how could I refuse?
Guest Post: Learn Mandarin Chinese – What to Call Chinese Family for Western Women Married to Chinese Men
An introduction to some of the basics every Western woman who marries a Chinese man should know when it comes to what to call your Chinese family members.
I Never Expected to End up in China, but It Changed My Life (and Love) Forever (Pub’d on Ninglidating.com)
Going to China was one of the craziest decisions I had ever made – a total detour from everything I had planned before. Read about it in my guest post.
There are things you never expect to see in a lifetime. Like watching a grown man whack snow off the roof with a bamboo pole.
“The Girl Who Wrote in Silk” by Kelli Estes links two women across centuries to a silk embroidered sleeve in a story of love, courage and humanity.
Chinese New Year is all about food, even the days leading up. One of the best parts of the season is watching my mother-in-law prepare traditional foods.
I had a weakness for white girls that looked cute and innocent, like the kind you’d bake cookies with. When I met Cheerio girl, my brain basically exploded.