Category Archive: Internet

Heart of glass

Heart of glass, aka 玻璃心 is a condition that seems to affect many Chinese people lately. This term is used to refer to someone who gets easily offended, especially on the internet. I… Continue reading

Latest Taobao fails

A few years ago I wrote a post about Taobao fails and I think it’s among my funniest posts. Those fails were inflicted upon other people and I was merely reporting what the… Continue reading

After the coronavirus: My predictions

A few days ago I was forwarded the same image from two unrelated people in different countries, China and Spain. That image was a picture of a book page in which Sylvia Browne,… Continue reading

No, Chinese people don’t eat bats

Since this whole coronavirus thing started, my blog is being found by people curious about the Chinese culinary traditions. Not in these polite terms, though. Some of the searches were as colourful as… Continue reading

Rumours about the coronavirus

This is my third post in a row about the coronavirus and you must all be very tired about this topic, but it’s basically the only thing that people in China have talked… Continue reading

“What kind of trash are you?”

On July 1st, Shanghai became the first city in China to enforce a compulsory trash separation system. Previously there were separate containers and bins on the street for recyclable and not recyclable waste,… Continue reading

The strange case of Taobao vs AliExpress

The other day I was chatting with a friend who lives in Spain and I was telling her about some bib I had bought on Taobao for Baby A. She often orders things… Continue reading

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

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

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