Stories about life, love and marriage in Hangzhou, China. From one Western woman with a Chinese husband from Hangzhou.
You told your friend about how dissatisfied you were with your boyfriend. You said his salary of “only” 8,000 RMB a month wasn’t good enough.
“It’s appendicitis. You need surgery.” The words echoed through my mind like a bad nightmare. But the bigger shock was that I’d need surgery in China.
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.
While I’m still on break this week, I thought I’d share some recent photos from the gorgeous “golden” spring blooming all around us here in the Hangzhou countryside. I call it “golden” because of the golden yellow rapeseed flowers that dominate the fields at this time of year. There’s nothing quite like standing among these fields […]
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. […]
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.
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.
Want proof of how far you can take your business dreams in China? Meet Jo Gan. She has started an online business, launched an app and become a bar owner.
Last Monday, I wrote about how wedding anniversaries aren’t a big deal to my Chinese husband. But not birthdays — especially my birthday. We just celebrated and, once again, he approached as if it were a national holiday. John still loves coming up with what he calls “birthday programs” for my special day and this year […]
“Is that your foreign friend?” Why my Chinese husband hides the fact that I’m his white American wife here in China (Guest Post on China Elevator Stories)
My guest post for China Elevator Stories just published today, sharing why my husband prefers to call me his “foreign friend” when we’re out in Hangzhou.