Book review: Expat Jimmy

Today I wanted to write about the novella Expat Jimmy, by Travis Lee. I read it a few weeks ago already but with all the things going on lately I didn’t have time… Continue reading

It’s my birthday!

Yes! Today is my birthday and I wanted to write a quick post about it because it’s the first time I’m spending this special day in Spain since 2005! From 2006 to 2015… Continue reading

Cáceres, my hometown

As I mentioned in my previous post, I’m back in Spain organising our wedding. I’ve had a hectic couple of weeks as I still had to do all my usual work (hooray for… Continue reading

Speaking English in Spain

I am back in Spain! I arrived last Tuesday and have been super busy with work and organising the wedding. The Chinese wedding was a breeze because I didn’t need to do anything,… Continue reading

A temple in Changshu

Last Sunday we went to Changshu, a small city one hour north of Suzhou. Well, small for Chinese standards as it has a population of over one million. I had never heard much… Continue reading

The professional interrogator

I have started to suspect that the neighbour who lives in the 5th floor of my building, a middle aged lady, is a professional interrogator trained by the CIA or the KGB. Every… Continue reading

Chinese t-shirts with English slogans

This morning I read this article in the Guardian newspaper: ‘My favourite salad is books’ – why the French love badly translated slogan T-shirts: “It might simply be that we have gone post-logo, with… Continue reading

Beauty standards in China

The other day, when I was walking Nico in the morning, I saw a girl on her electric bike. She was wearing a bright plastic-looking jacket with long sleeves and the hood up,… Continue reading

“Europeans are always on strike”

A few days ago we met with several of C.’s friends. One of them told me: – “Europeans finish work at 3 pm and they don’t do anything for the rest of the… Continue reading

Driving in China

After my previous post, seeing how difficult life is for poor pedestrians in China, you might have thought that the best option is to drive everywhere. Big mistake! Driving here also has a… Continue reading