Category Archive: Personal

My favourite Spanish movies

When I visited my hometown in Spain last month I met several of my friends. One day we had dinner with one of my primary school friends and her fiancé. I forgot what… Continue reading

10th Chinaversary

Today is my Chinaversary! On September 5, 2006, I set foot in China for the first time in my life. Fast forward 10 years and I’ve been here over 8 of those years!… Continue reading

Pros and cons of working from home

Many people have been on holidays and traveling this month. Many blogs have not been updated so frequently these lazy summer days because their authors are busy doing holiday stuff and having fun. And me… I am… Continue reading

Expat.com Blog of the month

Yaaay! I’m the current Blog of the month in Expat.com! I was also interviewed and you can read my answers here, although if you follow my blog there might not be much that you… Continue reading

Interview in Eslite magazine

A few weeks ago, my neighbour (she is also my friend) sent me a WeChat message. “Do you want to be interviewed for the Eslite magazine? We are looking for an international family for… Continue reading

Learning to say no

Yesterday, when I was walking my dog, a man approached me and started speaking in broken English: “Excuse me? Do you speak Chinese?”. “Yes”, I said. Then he started telling me that he… Continue reading

Spring

I don’t want to say it very loud lest she is scared and runs away, but… it seems spring is here! Finally I will be able to stop shivering inside our apartment and… Continue reading

Cousin’s wedding

Last Sunday we attended the wedding of C.’s cousin. As we are close relatives we went to his parent’s home in the morning and witnessed all of the wedding traditions. When we arrived at… Continue reading

The coldest winter

There has been no other topic on the Chinese news and social media in the past few days: it is cold! The local Suzhou newspaper warned us a week in advance: it was… Continue reading

Chinese movies (2015 list)

It is a bit late but, anyway, I wanted to share the list of Chinese movies I watched last year. I classified them in 3 groups: liked them, meh, and didn’t like them.… Continue reading