How I met my boyfriend

I met C. in person for the first time exactly two years ago so I think today is a good day to tell the story of how we met. Here it goes. We… Continue reading

Far from the madding crowd: Wuyuan County

Travelling around China during a national holiday can be a total nightmare but I had to go somewhere for the 3-day long weekend of the May 1 holiday (May 1, 2 and 3;… Continue reading

A weird marriage proposal

There was this teacher in my university in Beijing. Well, he was not a teacher, just an administrative staff in the office, but he was called laoshi by all the students. He was… Continue reading

My Hong Kong exile

In April 2013 I had to travel to Hong Kong and stay there for a week while my Chinese work visa was being issued. One of the most annoying things about visas in… Continue reading

Guest post: C. writes about us

Yesterday I asked C. if he would like to write a guest post for my blog. The topic I suggested him was: Differences between dating a Chinese girl and a foreigner. I told… Continue reading

The North Korean girl

In September 2009 I was starting my second year in Beiwai (Beijing Foreign Studies University). It was a couple of days before classes started and I was with other returning students in the administrative building… Continue reading

Urban graveyard

In my last post I talked about 清明节 Qingmingjie or the Tomb-sweeping Festival and how we went to the countryside. Today I want to post some pictures about the cemeteries in Suzhou. We… Continue reading

清明节 Tomb-Sweeping Festival

Yesterday it was 清明节 qing ming jie, also known in English as Tomb Sweeping Festival. It regained its condition of National Holiday a few years ago and tomorrow I don’t have to work.… Continue reading

Lunch time

From Monday to Friday I eat in our company’s dining hall with my Chinese colleagues. My Spanish colleagues don’t eat there because they don’t like the food (well, more accurately, they have never… Continue reading

The Hello Kitty plane

Last December we saw this plane in Shanghai Pudong Airport:   We had already heard about it. One of our friends was going to Taiwan very frequently and he had taken this flight… Continue reading