Stories about life, love, and travel in China, from one Western woman with a Chinese husband.
I think I ‘knew’ that discrimination does take place, but now I KNOW. As for the Chinese family, I wonder if the husband’s mind will ever be opened.
For clarinetist Joke Tummers, China adventures mean making beautiful music with others (including her husband Haiwen, who manages a music academy with her).
When Jun and I used to live in the US, we always heard the stories from Chinese students and friends. How years would pass before they ever traveled to China to see friends and family. It was too difficult for them to return – because of the cost of travel, the hassle of renewing their […]
When you’ve lived in China as long as I have, you become accustomed to certain things – and can’t imagine being anywhere in the world without them.
These were not grapes, folks. These were the dictionary definition of ambrosial, the true manna from the heavens that the gods themselves would feast upon.
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.
Ancient Chinese people were not shy or reserved at all, they were very passionate and open about sex. To have sex was a beautiful thing.
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 […]