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Last month, I received my first-ever gift of Dior perfume from an unlikely source – the wife of one of my closest friends here in China. He is strictly middle-class. Yet for him and his wife, my move to Beijing warranted some luxury fragrances and, somehow, they put together the money to make it happen. […]
The group blog WWAM BAM just published my post titled 3 American WWAMs in Asia Share Thanksgiving Stories. Here’s an excerpt from my contribution to the piece: As a longtime vegan, Thanksgiving – a holiday that revolves around turkey – never ranked as one of my favorite holidays. So when I moved to China, where […]
I remember when I first arrived in China with my 1-year old son. “What have I done? Is this really fair to make my son live as an expat?”
The group blog WWAM BAM just published a collaborative article on Differences Between Northern and Southern China, inspired by my recent move to Beijing. Four Western women married to Asian me, including myself, share our experiences about leaving one latitude for another. Here’s my contribution to the post: In China, I’ve lived the southern life […]
“Start, Love, Repeat: How to Stay in Love with Your Entrepreneur in a Crazy Start-up World” is the ultimate guide for couples with a startup in the family.
In my online groups, Beijing has the most Western women married to Chinese men. What makes Beijing the number one city for AMWF couples in China?
Moving to Beijing was more than just a change of scenery for me. It was also the opportunity to experience my first long-distance road trip in China.
The group blog WWAM BAM just ran my latest WWAM of the Month interview with Bianca Wan, a Brazil native residing in Chongqing. Here’s an excerpt from the interview: What attracted you to your husband? I had an instant crush on him because he was a real gentleman and had the features I find attractive […]
While visiting with this family this fall in rural Hangzhou, I rediscovered these treasures – and want to share them with you.
AMWF History: Chinese Surgeon Qiu Fazu and His German Wife Loni Saved Jewish Prisoners During World War II
Let’s remember Chinese surgeon Qiu Fazu and his German wife Loni, a couple who once helped save precious lives during World War II.