Category Archive: Life in China

Chinese t-shirts with English slogans

This morning I read this article in the Guardian newspaper: ‘My favourite salad is books’ – why the French love badly translated slogan T-shirts: “It might simply be that we have gone post-logo, with… Continue reading

Beauty standards in China

The other day, when I was walking Nico in the morning, I saw a girl on her electric bike. She was wearing a bright plastic-looking jacket with long sleeves and the hood up,… Continue reading

Driving in China

After my previous post, seeing how difficult life is for poor pedestrians in China, you might have thought that the best option is to drive everywhere. Big mistake! Driving here also has a… Continue reading

Crossing the street in China

A post that Autumn wrote a few weeks ago gave me an idea for a couple of articles about traffic in China. This one is about being a pedestrian, and the next one… Continue reading

Chinese breakfast

In Spain we usually have breakfast at home, but eating it outside is very common in China, as people on the way to work just grab something to eat during the commute or in… 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

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

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 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

How to survive the winter in Suzhou

I should have written this post earlier, as normally it starts getting chilly in November, but this year we have had a gentle winter. Now it is starting to get cold, but I… Continue reading