Category Archive: Life in China

Questions Chinese people always ask foreigners

This month it’s my 9th Suzhouversary! I’ve been living in Suzhou for 9 years already! It’s the longest I’ve stayed in a city, excluding my hometown, where I lived for 18 years. Before… Continue reading

An unusual Chinese New Year

Only 3 more days until our holidays start and 4 days until the Lunar New Year begins! This will be the second Chinese New Year we spend in times of covid. Last year,… Continue reading

The current covid-19 situation in China

Ten months after the city of Wuhan was closed down, the world is still being ravaged by the covid-19 pandemic. As of today, there have been over 59 million cases and more than… Continue reading

Mooncakes!

Tomorrow is the Mid-Autumn Festival! This is one of the traditional Chinese festivities that have become more important in recent years since it was appointed as a national holiday in 2008. A few… Continue reading

Baby inside vs baby outside

There’s something that I find very puzzling in China and that is the difference in attitude towards children that are still in the womb and the ones that are already outside. Let me… Continue reading

Hair salons in China

A couple of days ago, Baby A. had his hair cut for the first time in his life and I realized that I had never written anything about hair salons in China. Are… Continue reading

Confined at home: A coronavirus update

It’s day 13 of our home confinement and a week since I published my previous post. Not much has changed. The virus is still raging, Wuhan and other cities are still in lockdown,… Continue reading

Coronavirus situation in Suzhou

Happy Chinese New Year! Well, not so happy in China. As I’m sure you’ve all heard by now, China is facing a new virus that originated in the city of Wuhan and has… Continue reading

Christmas in China

Christmas is almost here! I never really celebrated Christmas much during my first years in China as it’s a normal working day here and I couldn’t see the point, but a couple of… Continue reading

Reducing plastic waste II: More ideas!

Last year I wrote a post about reducing the plastic waste we generate in our everyday lives. I listed some things I was doing, like using shampoo bars or reusable bags. If you… Continue reading