Articles about love, family and relationships in China.
As I transition back to living in the family home with my inlaws, brother-in-law, sister-in-law and niece in China, I went back through the archives and pulled a few classic posts related to my family in China. The Chinese Relatives Name Game. Now that I’m in China, no doubt I’ll continue to struggle with all […]
Today is the infamous Black Friday in the US, the official start to the holiday shopping season. While I’m still transitioning over to China, I thought I’d pull a few posts from the archives for a little holiday gift inspiration. BTW, for anyone doing a little online Black Friday shopping interested in Asian and Asian-inspired […]
As our departure for China fast approaches, thoughts of air travel, China and settling down occupy my mind.
If you’re in a Chinese-Western cross-cultural relationship or marriage, how can you reflect that in your holiday meals?
To my parents, my Chinese father-in-law was that “hard-to-buy-for” guy — which reminded me of how many of us struggle with cross-cultural gift giving.
“Won’t you miss the holidays when you’re in China?” I couldn’t fault American friends for asking. It’s not just that John and I are moving back to China permanently. We’re also leaving the US on Thanksgiving Day, which means we’ll miss that holiday as well as Christmas, the king of them all. It’s true. Perhaps […]
It’s 31 more days until we board a flight back to China — and that means moving to-dos are starting to take over my schedule. Which is why I’m taking a break this Monday from posting and running a few posts from the archives (related, of course, to the idea of moving or moving to […]
BBC News just featured me and my husband in an article titled “Mixed marriages in China a labour of love”.
My Chinese in-laws miss us and can’t wait to have us move back into their home. And strange as it sounds, I can’t wait to move in with them too.
Just before my husband John and I left China for the US, I too was once starstruck with my home country — and the idea of living there with him.