Articles about love, family and relationships in China.
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!)
While I’m still on break this week, I thought I’d share some recent photos from the gorgeous “golden” spring blooming all around us here in the Hangzhou countryside. I call it “golden” because of the golden yellow rapeseed flowers that dominate the fields at this time of year. There’s nothing quite like standing among these fields […]
I have just finished up an incredibly exhausting week — the kind where it seems as if you’ve packed a year’s worth of events into seven small days — and can really use a break. I’m taking the week off from blogging to recharge myself. And while I’m away, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite posts […]
Linda Goes East just published a guest post from me, and it’s titled “How I Built a Good Relationship with My Chinese Mother-in-Law“. Here’s an excerpt from the post: If you’ve read my blog over the years, you know I love to gush about my mother-in-law here in China. I’ve written about everything from how […]