After years in China, I’d given up on finding a mainland Chinese guy. There were still cuties, but I knew that the cultural aspect was mafan (trouble).
For those considering moving to the East to be with their loved one, you must be aware that the step you are trying to make is a huge one.
Even though I thought I had grown up under much Chinese culture and influence, nothing had prepared me for the experience that this wedding was.
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.
Every year, I swear this Chinese New Year is not going to kick my butt. And somehow, every year, I’m totally wrong on this. Yes, Chinese New Year 2016 — welcoming the year of the monkey — has been an exhausting parade of lunches, dinners, toasts, and meetings. By the last day I had rings […]
We’re busy celebrating Chinese New Year, the biggest holiday of the year here in China, at John’s family home in rural Hangzhou. I thought I’d share a few photos from Chinese New Year’s Eve. It was a lovely day to celebrate Chinese New Year’s Eve, with some of the most gorgeous blue skies of the winter. […]
“The Girl Who Wrote in Silk” by Kelli Estes links two women across centuries to a silk embroidered sleeve in a story of love, courage and humanity.
Chinese New Year is all about food, even the days leading up. One of the best parts of the season is watching my mother-in-law prepare traditional foods.
As Charlotte has learned, having kids in China with a Chinese spouse involves more than “basics like a starry night themed nursery versus a jungle one.”
Serina Huang says, “Now that I am no longer with my Taiwanese husband, I am beginning to rediscover and question who I am,” feeling like a “scrambled egg.”