Category Archive: Personal

Childhood cultural references

C. is, hands down, the best boyfriend I have ever had. He is smart, caring, self-confident, intelligent, fun and hard-working. And I am always number one on his list of priorities. If I… Continue reading

Shanghai Bloggers App Launch Party

A few weeks ago I received an email from Line, an expat woman living in Shanghai and author of the blog Shanghai Habits. She told me she and her partner Nando had created… Continue reading

Interview in Expat Focus

A few days ago, the website Expat Focus contacted me to do a brief interview for their Experiences section. In it I talk a little bit about expat life and how life in… Continue reading

Going to Ikea on a Sunday

A few days ago I mentioned that I had some exciting news. Well, I am sorry to disappoint you but it is not that we are getting married or that I am pregnant!… Continue reading

The perks of being unemployed

These past months I have been a de facto taitai as I quit my previous job in mid July. Now that I just found a new job and will be resuming my professional… Continue reading

Date Night

A few weeks ago we went on a date. We normally don’t “go out on a date”, we just go out for dinner without calling the event a date. But this time I felt… Continue reading

Snail Mail

In some aspects I am very old-fashioned. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy technological advances and make full use of them. Would I have had the courage to move to China 30 years… Continue reading

What have you been doing while I was away?

I am back in Suzhou (after a 28 hour trip!) and C. and Nico were very happy to see me again. But what have they been doing during the month I’ve been away?… Continue reading

How I knew he was special

When I recall how my relationship with C. started, I can point out the exact moment when I realized he was special and I shouldn’t let him go. Yes, I didn’t know it… Continue reading

Back to the Past II: Vietnam & Cambodia

Smell is a powerful sense. I’m sitting in my office in Suzhou and I just need to spray the mosquito repellent on my legs to transport my mind to a guest house room in… Continue reading