Stories about life, love, and travel in China, from one Western woman with a Chinese husband.
*+-Charlotte Edwards-Zhang, who blogs at Chinese Potpourri, just had a nifty article published at Yoyo Chinese titled What to Expect When Dating a Chinese Guy. And I’m thrilled to have contributed my thoughts to the article, along with Jo Kelly-Bai of Life Behind the Wall. Here’s a snippet of the piece: A decade ago, my […]
*+-“In China people…will just blatantly tell you that you have gained a few pounds or, as Bridget Jones would say, ‘have (a) bum the size of Brazil.'”
*+-I found my way to China (and my Chinese husband) long after my mother passed away. What if she could have seen me now?
*+-Shanghainese husbands are supposedly some of the best in the world. But how should we feel about this when the reasons could come across as emasculating?
*+-A reader working on a fantastic new Chinese language learning game — which has a white girl with Asian male love interests in it — needs beta testers!
*+-For the past year, Yuan Fu, a native of Shandong Province, has volunteered his time to help translate a variety of posts on Speaking of China into Chinese.
Why Spending Chinese New Year With Family Can Be Exhausting (Or How I Ended Up In The Emergency Room)
*+-You know your Chinese New Year holidays have hit a low point when you end up doubled over in the emergency room with an IV drip, praying you won’t vomit.
*+-Chinese New Year is one of those times when it seems like everyone in the family makes it their business to criticize your life. And it’s not always easy.
*+-Here are four reasons why Hangzhou, China could be the perfect place to spend your Valentine’s Day – or, for that matter, any romantic holiday or getaway.
*+-It’s not all perfect or fun when you actually spend Chinese New Year with the family here in China. Sometimes, it’s even nerve-wracking.