Articles about love, family and relationships in China.
Ever since I married a Chinese man, I’ve also come to associate many of his foods with Christmas and the holiday season. Here are 3 of my favorites!
Every year I remind myself that Christmas in China is getting better, easier. But that doesn’t mean I’m immune to feeling a little down every now and then.
A few years ago we were shopping in Giordano and happened upon these really cute “I love China” shirts in red and yellow.
In ancient China, the dudou (a type of underwear worn by men and women that covered the chest) was given as a secret gift between lovers.
Clearly, I had forgotten about the indoor heating in Beijing, and how it might mean rethinking how I dress for the winter.
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 […]
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 […]
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.