Dogs and health

Last week, on April 18th, it was Pet Owner’s Day (I didn’t know we had a day! China should totally observe this holiday and give me a day off!) and the nice people from… Continue reading

Body hair removal in China

Summer will be here soon! These days the daytime temperatures are above 25ºC in Suzhou. How can that be? Just last week I was still wearing my long johns! But that’s the Yangtze… Continue reading

The Chinese hamburger

The other day I suddenly felt like eating roujiamo (肉夹馍). A roujiamo is like a sandwich and it is originally from Shaanxi province (Xi’an is the capital of Shaanxi province). The bread is… Continue reading

Flying in China

If you live in China or come to visit the country, chances are you will have to take a domestic flight sometime. And then you will find out an uncomfortable truth… flights, particularly… Continue reading

Asian superpowers

During my time in China I have noticed that most Chinese people have two superpowers that make me very jealous. I wrote Asian instead of Chinese in the post title because Koreans also… Continue reading

Makeup & hairdo trial

Wedding preparations are ongoing! After writing the previous post I tried to put my indecisiveness aside and went on a spree in Taobao. Some things already arrived and look like winners, others… I… Continue reading

The difficulty of choosing

I am an indecisive person. But I have a strange form of indecisiveness: it doesn’t really affect my big decisions in life, only the trivial, non important stuff. Like buying things. When I go… Continue reading

Women’s Day in China

Today is March 8th, International Women’s Day. When I was a child, this day was called Working Women’s Day (at least in Spain). There were articles in the newspapers commemorating it and some… Continue reading

The Shanghai Biennale

Last Saturday morning we hopped on a fast train and went to Shanghai to see the Shanghai Biennale of contemporary art. The Biennale is celebrated every 2 years (hello, Captain Obvious!) in the… Continue reading

The real China

The last time I went to Shenzhen to join the company’s New Year dinner I went out with some colleagues. In the taxi to the restaurant a foreign guy from another department sat by my… Continue reading