Advice to help relate to your Chinese family. Stories about Chinese family, and the experience of being a foreigner in a Chinese family, from one Western woman with a Chinese husband.
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.
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.
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. […]
Guest Post: Learn Mandarin Chinese – What to Call Chinese Family for Western Women Married to Chinese Men
An introduction to some of the basics every Western woman who marries a Chinese man should know when it comes to what to call your Chinese family members.
Leave it to me — a cold-averse American woman — to marry into a family in Southern China, where people are used to winters without heating in their homes.
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.
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.