Category Archive: AMWF

“Have you watched Pretty Woman?”

The other night, C. was humming the song “Oh, Pretty Woman” by Roy Orbison. That reminded me of the 90s movie “Pretty Woman”, starring Richard Gere and Julia Roberts. I don’t know about other countries,… Continue reading

My Chinese father-in-law

When we talk about our Chinese in-laws, our dear mother-in-laws are usually the protagonists. I am sure you are all familiar with Momzilla, and with Timo’s crazy MIL. Autumn is maybe the only… Continue reading

We never fight

Recently I witnessed an online discussion in which some women were talking about the problems they had with their boyfriends/husbands. Almost all of them mentioned having arguments and fights with their partners. Others replied… Continue reading

Next stop: Spain

Schengen visa in passport, check. Plane tickets bought, check. Finally everything is ready for our next trip to Spain! We will be there from September 27 to October 10 and it will be… Continue reading

Childhood pictures: Asia vs Europe

Last week when I was writing the post about cultural references I thought about decorating it with some pictures from our childhood. However I didn’t have any picture of C. as a child in… Continue reading

Childhood cultural references

C. is, hands down, the best boyfriend I have ever had. He is smart, caring, self-confident, intelligent, fun and hard-working. And I am always number one on his list of priorities. If I… Continue reading

Are Chinese men romantic?

I just read this post from Move Over Godzilla and it got me thinking about my experience with Chinese men. Are they romantic? Well, I guess it depends on what you understand by… Continue reading

How many AMWF couples have you met?

A little more than a year ago I didn’t know the acronym AMWF and the concept behind it existed. I had been dating my Chinese boyfriend for some time and I had noticed… Continue reading

Living with a Chinese man

Sometimes I’ve heard or read that Chinese men are mama’s boys. That they can’t even fry an egg. That they are lazy and completely useless regarding housework. And then I look at C.… Continue reading

Our short-distance relationship

After 2 years living with C. in Suzhou, I found my dream job in Shanghai at the end of November last year. Suzhou is only about 80 km and 40 minutes by high… Continue reading