The group blog WWAM BAM! just published my post titled 3 Things I Find Fascinating About the Winter Solstice in China. Here’s an except from the piece: For many families in China, Friday December 22 (which is coming up later this week) is not merely the shortest day of the year. It’s also a time […]
Ever since I married a Chinese man, I’ve also come to associate many of his foods with Christmas and the holiday season. Here are 3 of my favorites!
Every year I remind myself that Christmas in China is getting better, easier. But that doesn’t mean I’m immune to feeling a little down every now and then.
A few years ago we were shopping in Giordano and happened upon these really cute “I love China” shirts in red and yellow.
In ancient China, the dudou (a type of underwear worn by men and women that covered the chest) was given as a secret gift between lovers.
Do you have a book lover on your holiday shopping list? Consider giving them one of these books I’ve featured on the blog.
Clearly, I had forgotten about the indoor heating in Beijing, and how it might mean rethinking how I dress for the winter.
Last month, I received my first-ever gift of Dior perfume from an unlikely source – the wife of one of my closest friends here in China. He is strictly middle-class. Yet for him and his wife, my move to Beijing warranted some luxury fragrances and, somehow, they put together the money to make it happen. […]
The group blog WWAM BAM just published my post titled 3 American WWAMs in Asia Share Thanksgiving Stories. Here’s an excerpt from my contribution to the piece: As a longtime vegan, Thanksgiving – a holiday that revolves around turkey – never ranked as one of my favorite holidays. So when I moved to China, where […]
I remember when I first arrived in China with my 1-year old son. “What have I done? Is this really fair to make my son live as an expat?”