Because I’m currently on deadline for two paid articles (I write for a corporate magazine, they’re both due tomorrow, I’m in the crunch, Yikes!), I’m unable to drum up a fresh post for today.
However, one thing to look forward to — my exclusive interview with Anna Sophie Loewenberg should be coming out shortly (I’m hoping sometime this week). If you’re curious about what she’s been up to and what her latest 30-minute documentary is about, stay tuned.
In the meantime, if you’re looking for a good read, I’m going to recommend a few of my baby-related articles. Why babies? For one, my stepsister just had a baby, her first. Second, a Chinese friend of mine just commented about one of my posts on having kids — and I realized that some of you might have missed it. Third, I believe there’s a link between babies and deadlines — namely, that some folks out there seem to have those kiddos to meet some biological or societal cutoff.
“Zao sheng guizi”: the pressure of having babies in a Chinese family. This is the classic post my friend raved about. If you’ve ever been harangued by your Chinese relatives about your indecision in the reproductive department, well, this one’s for you.
My Chinese Husband, Almost Switched at Birth. When someone gives birth to a baby boy, you wouldn’t say “can we switch babies?” Unless, of course, you happened to be neighbors to my Chinese husband’s family.
The China Baby Race. My Chinese friend Peter had only been married to his wife for about a year. And within that year, he and his wife had already turned double happiness into triple happiness. Fast.
Wish me luck on cranking out those articles.