Tag Archive: family

Our Halloween

It’s already mid-November! I’ve been wanting to write about what we did for Halloween for the past several days, but I had no time! Is it ok if I talk about it now,… Continue reading

Holidays in Sanya

I should be in Spain right now, but you know what happened with the plans we had for 2020: They all went down the drain. So Spain was off the table, but because… Continue reading

“What does his name mean?”

Every time I tell a Chinese person what my baby’s name is, they invariably reply: “What does it mean?”. This question reveals a very obvious difference in the way Chinese and Western people… Continue reading

My Chinese mother in law – Part II

A long time ago (5 years!) I wrote a post about how nice my mother in law was. At that time, I still had people who would sometimes tell me that she was… 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

Family visit VI: Suzhou

Finally! We reached the end of my family’s China trip last month. The last stop was Suzhou, where I live and where our Chinese wedding took place. I hope I can write about… Continue reading

Family visit V: Shanghai

The last stop in our China tour before going to Suzhou for the wedding was Shanghai. Our mini Shanghai adventure started in Duolun Cultural Street, which, to be honest, I had never heard… Continue reading

Family visit IV: Nanjing

After Beijing, Jinan and Qufu, our next stop was Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu province. In Nanjing we experienced crazy weather: the first day was unbearably hot and humid, and the second day… Continue reading

Family visit III: Qufu

The third stop in our trip was the town of Qufu, also located in Shandong province and only 30 minutes away from Jinan by fast train. Qufu is famous for being the hometown… Continue reading