Tag Archive: foreigner in China

Videogame restrictions in China

You may have read in the news lately that China currently has a campaign going on against… Well, basically all forms of entertainment, and some other things as well. From celebrities to role… Continue reading

Getting the covid-19 vaccine in China

Until late last month, China didn’t seem to be in a hurry to get the general population vaccinated against covid-19. After all, there are barely any cases here! When I check some YouTube… Continue reading

Questions Chinese people always ask foreigners

This month it’s my 9th Suzhouversary! I’ve been living in Suzhou for 9 years already! It’s the longest I’ve stayed in a city, excluding my hometown, where I lived for 18 years. Before… Continue reading

Latest Taobao fails

A few years ago I wrote a post about Taobao fails and I think it’s among my funniest posts. Those fails were inflicted upon other people and I was merely reporting what the… Continue reading

Hair salons in China

A couple of days ago, Baby A. had his hair cut for the first time in his life and I realized that I had never written anything about hair salons in China. Are… Continue reading

Christmas in China

Christmas is almost here! I never really celebrated Christmas much during my first years in China as it’s a normal working day here and I couldn’t see the point, but a couple of… Continue reading

The obsession with mixed babies

Chinese people love babies, that’s a fact. I don’t know if the one child policy (which was in effect from 1979 to 2015) fuelled this love, as babies were not so abundant as… Continue reading

Getting ready for Chinese New Year

There’s only two weeks left for Chinese New Year! This is going to be my first time spending it in Suzhou so I hope we can do something interesting. My mother in law… Continue reading

Giving birth in a Chinese hospital

As you might have guessed (or seen on Instagram), I finally gave birth! Baby A. was born August 31 and according to Chinese people this is a very good date as it is… Continue reading

Things I will do after giving birth

I am on week 38 of my pregnancy and everything has been pretty smooth, except when I had to stay in hospital for a week. I haven’t had nausea, heartburn, constipation or bad… Continue reading