Stories about life, love and marriage in Hangzhou, China. From one Western woman with a Chinese husband from Hangzhou.
While visiting with this family this fall in rural Hangzhou, I rediscovered these treasures – and want to share them with you.
So August has turned out to be one of the busiest months of this year for me. Who’d have thought the traditional “vacation month” could be so hectic? While I’m catching up on things, I thought I would share a few pictures from our anniversary celebration by Hangzhou’s West Lake a few weeks ago. Sure, […]
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, […]
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.