Category Archive: Personal

“Do you have a Chinese passport?”

One of the questions I’m often asked when I am back in Spain is if I already have Chinese nationality. If you are a foreigner living in China you must be thinking that… Continue reading

The obsession with mixed babies

Chinese people love babies, that’s a fact. I don’t know if the one child policy (which was in effect from 1979 to 2015) fuelled this love, as babies were not so abundant as… Continue reading

Early spring recap

Finally!! It’s spring!! This is a key transition every year in China because, apart from marking the beginning of warmer temperatures, it usually also means less pollution. In winter the pollution is always… Continue reading

My first Chinese New Year in Suzhou

And, just like that, the Chinese New Year holidays are over! As I mentioned in my previous post, this was the first time I spent this holiday in Suzhou. Chinese New Year has… Continue reading

Happy Chinese New Year!

Happy New Year!! Today, February 5th, is the first day of the year according to the lunar calendar. It’s also the year of the Pig and if you were born in 1947, 1959,… Continue reading

Chinese movies (2018 list)

Finally, the moment that you were all waiting for! (Or maybe not!)… My “Chinese movies of the year” post is back! I just can’t help but feeling I need to keep all of… Continue reading

2018: a year in review

There’s only a few days left in 2018! How can that be? I’m sure you’ve heard that the older you get, the faster time passes… and it’s totally true! Well, time passes at… Continue reading

Baby’s 100 days party

Last Sunday it was Baby A.’s 100th day outside the womb and we had a party, as it is the tradition here. This party is probably the equivalent of baptism in Catholic countries… Continue reading

In loving memory of Nico

Nico passed away last Saturday, November 10th, after her condition worsened abruptly. She was 10.5 years old and I had lived with her for 4.5 years. You can read here the first post… Continue reading

My first two months as a mum

Baby A. is two months today! (And his “reward” was getting the BCG vaccine… poor child). These two months have passed by quite slowly, or at least that’s how I feel. At first… Continue reading