Articles about love, family and relationships in China.
It’s no exaggeration when I say that this week is the most important week in my nearly seven years of blogging. I am preparing to reveal a very shocking behind-the-scenes story in my personal life that has been going on for over three years. Yes, you read that right. Three years. As excited as I […]
Okay, so the headline is a little exaggerated…but it’s true. Our family home in the countryside has been torn down. Still, it’s for a positive reason — the family wants to rebuild the home. Fair enough. I never expected to have such an up close and personal experience with home renovations — to actually witness […]
If you follow me on Facebook, then you already know my grandma passed away recently. The funeral services took place during this past weekend — but I couldn’t leave China to attend. I was incredibly close to my grandma growing up. Now that she’s gone, it’s like the end of an era in my life. […]
It’s May and that means it’s Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month once again! Since I’ve had an exceptionally eventful past week (one that unfortunately included me throwing up the other night…yikes!), I thought I’d take this time to dig into the archives and instead honor some of the fine Asian-Pacific American writers who have contributed to this blog […]
In China, there’s nothing that strikes fear into my heart quite like the phrase, “Let’s attend a wedding.” Here’s why I dislike wedding banquets in China.
It’s amazing to finally connect with my husband’s family/friends in the local dialect. Learning your partner’s obscure language or dialect is a LOT of fun.
I’ve been happily married for over a decade to someone from another country and culture. And like many folks in my shoes, sometimes I forget how far I’ve come from the early days in my relationship…from those arguments, misunderstandings, and stumbles to where John and I are now. I was reminded of this after seeing the […]
This weekend it’s a holiday in China — The Tomb-Sweeping Festival (or Qingming Jie). And since I’ve caught the flu, I could use a short holiday from writing! So I’m sharing with you some photos from the holiday — specifically, some pictures of the process of making treats for the Tomb-Sweeping Festival. It’s a tradition here […]
It’s embarrassing to admit that I’m in my thirties and still enjoy a lot of support from my in-laws that I probably shouldn’t.
What I’ve learned from the farm animals at my Chinese in-laws’ “family farm” (including the real reason the chickens cross the road…ha ha ha!)