Because I’m on deadline for some projects and scrambling to get ready for Chinese New Year, I decided to take a break this Friday and run a few posts from the archives.
Instead, I’d like to run a few posts on the topic of embarrassing moments — which will hopefully make you smile during these busy days. (Or at least make you forget the embarrassing fact that I’m so busy I don’t have anything fresh for you today!)
I’ll be back this coming Monday in the year of the snake — my year! Wish you all an auspicious Chinese New Year! 万事如意！
Lijia, China’s Monthly Break for Women. When my husband was in school, the girls used to get a break from gym whenever they had their periods. What sounded embarrassing to me inspired him to suggest that, during my period, I take a break as well.
I Love You, Just Not in Chinese. I caught the embarrassment in my husband’s eyes when he admitted he struggled to say “I love you” to me in Chinese.
Getting Personal When Buying Condoms at Watson’s China. This tale of a simple purchase at a convenience store in China turned out rather embarrassing for me — and the store.