Category Archive: Life in China

The price of getting married in China

A few days ago, C. told me this story that happened (is still happening ) to his colleague. Let’s call him Larry. Larry is a young Chinese man who came back to China recently… Continue reading

The Mid-Autumn Festival

Today is the Mid-Autumn Festival! And even though I just arrived to Spain for my 2 week holidays, I scheduled this post in advance to share some facts about the festivity. Traditionally, the… Continue reading

Chinese Fashion: 10 Epic Fails

One of the things I like about Chinese people is that they have a very peculiar style and are not afraid of displaying it in public. I have seen people wearing very flashy clothes… Continue reading

Chinese Valentine’s Day

Today it is the Qixi Festival, also known as Chinese Valentine’s Day. This festival is celebrated on the 7th day of the 7th month in the lunar calendar and this year that happens… Continue reading

Going to the hospital in China

Before actually going to any hospital in China, I had already heard a ton of horror stories. I am not sick easily so I wasn’t very worried. I have never had any kind of… Continue reading

Chinese Massage

There are some things I do in China, that I never did in Spain. One of them is getting a massage. It sounds kind of luxurious if you do it in Europe, but… Continue reading

“Are you sisters?”

Reading the latest blog post in My Chinese Boyfriend reminded me of something. She writes about a roommate who thought that she and her friend were dating the same guy, just because both of them… Continue reading

“You look like a foreigner”

C.’s grandma had a little accident at home a few days ago and she fell and broke her hip. She had surgery on Friday and currently stays in the hospital. I went to… Continue reading

What do we eat today?

I have to confess I am not good at cooking. I can only do a few simple things: pasta, salad, curry rice. Now that we have an oven I should be able to… Continue reading

A walk around Suzhou alleys

We are having a very weird summer. While in Europe and the US everybody is suffering a heat wave, here in Shanghai / Suzhou we are having a cool wave. It is July… Continue reading