*+-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.
*+-When you marry someone from another culture and country – like I have – you’re bound to pick up some of your foreign spouse’s new habits.
*+-China is my husband’s home country and where I live. In theory, the holidays can be a lot of fun here. But in practice, it doesn’t always feel that way.
*+-I wasn’t looking at any of these men, yet I felt their dirty stares all over my body. This wasn’t foreigner curiosity in China, but something perverted.
“Is he your foreign exchange student?” When you’re a white woman who looks older than her Asian husband
*+-A cashier in America once mistook my Chinese husband for a foreign exchange student I was hosting — suggesting I looked too old to be his wife.
*+-After years in China, there’s one thing I’ve learned – many of the locals, including the local men, have some rather fascinating ideas about Western women.
*+-Alex Tizon’s new memoir “Big Little Man: In Search of My Asian Self” offers a personal view on Asian masculinity in the West — and is a book you must read.
*+-Many Chinese men here in China would love to marry a Western woman. But if you’re going to wed us, don’t do it for one of these four really bad reasons!
*+-John and I have been married for 10 years, live in China and have no kids. But as being childless isn’t normal, we’ve had our share of awkward experiences.
*+-John and I are celebrating 10 years of marriage! I’m sharing our marriage registration photo plus 10 photos of us from each year we’ve been married.