Books with a China theme (2018 list)

Writing a post about the books related to China I read during the year has become a tradition on this blog! I made these lists in 2015, 2016 and 2017, so 2018 couldn’t be any less!… Continue reading

2018: a year in review

There’s only a few days left in 2018! How can that be? I’m sure you’ve heard that the older you get, the faster time passes… and it’s totally true! Well, time passes at… Continue reading

Baby’s 100 days party

Last Sunday it was Baby A.’s 100th day outside the womb and we had a party, as it is the tradition here. This party is probably the equivalent of baptism in Catholic countries… Continue reading

Baby fashion in China

I’ve never been one of those persons who love babies, drool over them and want to hold every baby on sight. To be honest, I never cared about babies and I had only… Continue reading

In loving memory of Nico

Nico passed away last Saturday, November 10th, after her condition worsened abruptly. She was 10.5 years old and I had lived with her for 4.5 years. You can read here the first post… Continue reading

My first two months as a mum

Baby A. is two months today! (And his “reward” was getting the BCG vaccine… poor child). These two months have passed by quite slowly, or at least that’s how I feel. At first… Continue reading

Chinese postpartum traditions

My postpartum is finally over! In China, the postpartum period is called yuezi 月子 and it lasts 30 or 42 days, depending on who you ask. The tradition says that this is a… Continue reading

Giving birth in a Chinese hospital

As you might have guessed (or seen on Instagram), I finally gave birth! Baby A. was born August 31 and according to Chinese people this is a very good date as it is… Continue reading

China’s hottest tv drama

I’ve never really watched much Chinese tv because, apart from some internet comedy series, I never found anything that could keep my attention for more than 5 minutes. Singing contests? Please. Reality shows… Continue reading

The typhoon season

Every summer, Suzhou stands on the way of some of the typhoons that come from the western Pacific Ocean. Usually, when they arrive here they have already lost most of their strength so… Continue reading