Chinese New Year
Advice for surviving Chinese New Year, and stories about experiencing Chinese New Year, with your Chinese family. All from one Western woman with a Chinese husband.
This past Chinese New Year, we noticed a glaring absence from the family gatherings – one of Jun’s relatives, a fellow close to his own age. At first I figured it was just bad timing. Maybe we missed him because I had woken up a bit late? Or maybe he was dining with other relatives? […]
It’s the year of the golden rooster. Happy Chinese New Year! While I’m taking a little time off to recharge a little during the holidays, I thought I’d share some photos from our Chinese New Year celebration in rural Hangzhou, China. The biggest dinner of the year — Chinese New Year’s Eve dinner! As always, […]
Chinese New Year is coming! If this is your first time spending the holidays with a Chinese family, here are 3 things that will definitely NOT impress.
WWAM Bam, the new group blog for Western women who love Asian men, just published my piece titled How to Deal with 3 Major Chinese New Year Annoyances. Here’s the introduction to that article: As China in January turns into a festive wonderland of red and gold everywhere you look, some of us don’t feel as excited […]
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. […]
She is the most amazing, devoted and loving mother-in-law I could ever ask for. If wearing some new clothes would make her happy, how could I refuse?
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.
With all of this joy, excitement and holiday spirit around me, the January blues I used to know as a child don’t have a chance before Chinese New Year.
Thanks to Atom Yang’s exceptional writing and sense of humor, Red Envelope is a fun, romantic romp through the most wonderful time of the year for Chinese.