The 996 controversy or China’s 72-hour work week

A few days ago, Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba and one of China’s richest people (also #21 richest person in the world according to Forbes) made waves when he openly supported the… Continue reading

The obsession with mixed babies

Chinese people love babies, that’s a fact. I don’t know if the one child policy (which was in effect from 1979 to 2015) fuelled this love, as babies were not so abundant as… Continue reading

Early spring recap

Finally!! It’s spring!! This is a key transition every year in China because, apart from marking the beginning of warmer temperatures, it usually also means less pollution. In winter the pollution is always… Continue reading

Eating in Suzhou: famous local foods

Chinese food is popular everywhere. No matter where you go, there’s probably a Chinese restaurant! However, at least in Spain, until very recently it was not easy to find a Chinese restaurant that… Continue reading

A stroll around Luzhi

Last Saturday we went to Luzhi, a nearby water town, for a quick visit because C.’s company had a Women’s Day activity for their female employees there and as C. is the head… Continue reading

Book review: Travel to China

Are you thinking about travelling to China for the first time? Or maybe you are moving here? Are you worried about things like the visa application or what should you pack that is… Continue reading

My Chinese mother in law – Part II

A long time ago (5 years!) I wrote a post about how nice my mother in law was. At that time, I still had people who would sometimes tell me that she was… Continue reading

Changing habits to use less plastic: a conversation with Boomi

China is not exactly the “greenest” country on Earth. Going to a Chinese supermarket must be a nightmare for a zero waster, as absolutely everything is packed with several layers of plastic (my… Continue reading

My first Chinese New Year in Suzhou

And, just like that, the Chinese New Year holidays are over! As I mentioned in my previous post, this was the first time I spent this holiday in Suzhou. Chinese New Year has… Continue reading

Happy Chinese New Year!

Happy New Year!! Today, February 5th, is the first day of the year according to the lunar calendar. It’s also the year of the Pig and if you were born in 1947, 1959,… Continue reading