I found my way to China (and my Chinese husband) long after my mother passed away. What if she could have seen me now?
Why “pillow talk” is not one of the secret language learning hacks — and how teaching your spouse your language could wreak havoc in your marriage.
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.
Meeting the parents inspires anxiety, especially when you’re a foreigner about to meet the parents of your Chinese boyfriend or girlfriend here in China.
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.