Tag Archive: foreigners in china

Book review: Up to the mountains and down to the countryside

Many foreigners who come to China work as English teachers. Some are very qualified and love teaching, and others… just have a white face. As I mentioned a couple of posts ago, a… Continue reading

10 Chinese dishes that foreigners find gross

The other day I read an article on WeChat that was called “10 Chinese Dishes Foreigners Can’t Stomach”. This type of articles are usually not too objective, as what someone dislikes, the next person… Continue reading

Representing your country

A few weeks ago I had a strange conversation on QQ (a Chinese instant messaging software that is widely used, even for work). One of my Chinese colleagues in our Shenzhen office asked… Continue reading

“Are you sisters?”

Reading the latest blog post in My Chinese Boyfriend reminded me of something. She writes about a roommate who thought that she and her friend were dating the same guy, just because both of them… Continue reading

“You look like a foreigner”

C.’s grandma had a little accident at home a few days ago and she fell and broke her hip. She had surgery on Friday and currently stays in the hospital. I went to… Continue reading

Things Foreigners Do in China

After all these years in China, I have noticed that laowai (foreigners) tend to do some things that define their life in China. Today I want to talk about some things that most foreigners… 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

“Now you know how foreigners feel like in China”

A few days ago we took John to a sushi restaurant because he felt like eating sushi. John is the 9-year-old son of C.’s ex wife. C. and John lived together for several years… Continue reading