Advice to help you relate to your Chinese father-in-law. Stories about having a Chinese father-in-law. All from one Western woman with a Chinese husband.
There are things you never expect to see in a lifetime. Like watching a grown man whack snow off the roof with a bamboo pole.
My essay “Huangshan Honeymoon” (included in “How Does One Dress to Buy Dragonfruit”) explores the very different honeymoon my husband and I enjoyed.
I think the love of a Chinese family is one of the best kept secrets in the world. And if ever there was an example, it’s our upcoming move to Hangzhou.
To my parents, my Chinese father-in-law was that “hard-to-buy-for” guy — which reminded me of how many of us struggle with cross-cultural gift giving.
My Chinese in-laws miss us and can’t wait to have us move back into their home. And strange as it sounds, I can’t wait to move in with them too.
Dorcas Cheng-Tozun’s father never said ” love you” to her. That night was the first and only time he ever told her he missed her.
I spent much of the past week in bed, and unfortunately, much of this weekend as well. So I’m sending you to the archives this Monday so I can catch my breath and rest up a little. Those of you new to this blog may have missed my posts on Chinese marriage, through the eyes […]