Tag Archive: chinese people

The latest Chinese New Year custom

When I was a student in Beijing, there would always be a lesson in our textbooks about the Chinese New Year. We learned that during that festivity there were some customs Chinese people… Continue reading

“There’s too many people in China”

If you have ever lived in China, you’ve surely said (or thought) this sentence: “There’s too many people in China”. I already mentioned it in my post about the new mall, but this… Continue reading

The professional interrogator

I have started to suspect that the neighbour who lives in the 5th floor of my building, a middle aged lady, is a professional interrogator trained by the CIA or the KGB. Every… Continue reading

“Europeans are always on strike”

A few days ago we met with several of C.’s friends. One of them told me: – “Europeans finish work at 3 pm and they don’t do anything for the rest of the… Continue reading

Asian superpowers

During my time in China I have noticed that most Chinese people have two superpowers that make me very jealous. I wrote Asian instead of Chinese in the post title because Koreans also… Continue reading

Stereotyping foreigners

I’m sure you have heard many stereotypes about Chinese people in particular or Asians in general. Chinese people are noisy, Chinese people work a lot, Asians are good at maths, all Asians look… Continue reading

The nosy neighbour

A few days ago I went to walk the dog right after waking up. Picture me wearing my bear pyjamas, with eyes full of sleep and messy hair. A middle age neighbour, also walking… Continue reading

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

5 (and a half) things I got used to after moving to China

At the beginning of this month it was my Chinaversary (8 years since the first time I came) and I started thinking about some things I got used to after moving to China. Some… Continue reading

Chinese people, English names

Most Chinese young people, and some of the not-so-young people, have English names, apart from their official Chinese names which appear in their identity cards. Lots of them choose their English name (or their… Continue reading