As we say farewell to 2014, I’d like to share the best posts on this site – including the top five by views and my five own personal favorites.
The Top 5 Posts by Views:
#5: 5 Fascinating Stereotypes of Western Women in China. I never thought this post on stereotypes about Western women in China would get you talking as much as it did.
#4: Saluting Other Blogs by Non-Asian Women Who Love Asian Men. I’ve discovered a lot of wonderful blogs by non-Asian women who love Asian men around the world, and gave them a nod in this post.
#3: On the racism against AMWF couple Lorde and James Lowe. My reflections on the cyberbullying incident that forced James Lowe, Lorde’s boyfriend, into the spotlight.
#2: 2014 Blogs by Western Women Who Love Chinese Men. My 2014 blog update once again grabbed your attention. Stay tuned in March 2015 when I’ll refresh the list with the latest new voices on the blogosphere.
#1: 6 Stunning Celebrity Couples of Asian Men & Non-Asian Women. This visual tour of some of the most stunning celebrity couples out there got your attention like nothing else!
My 5 Personal Favorites (In Order of Appearance in 2014):
To learn dialect or not? When your Chinese family doesn’t speak Mandarin Chinese. While living with my in-laws in the countryside and surrounded by people who didn’t speak Mandarin, I wondered, should I learn the local dialect?
8 Surprising Things I’ve Learned from Living in China’s Countryside. It was really fun to share some of the unique pleasures of living in China’s countryside in this post.
The power of a smile in China’s countryside. I was so touched by the warmth of the people in my husband’s village that I ended up writing about it in this post.
5 Awkward things for a longtime married couple in China with no kids. This issue had weighed on me for a long time and it was a relief to finally share.
“Is he your foreign exchange student?” When you’re a white woman who looks older than her Asian husband. Another one of those posts about embarrassing situations! It felt great to let it all out.
What would you like to see me write about in 2015?