Tag Archive: living in China

Heart of glass

Heart of glass, aka 玻璃心 is a condition that seems to affect many Chinese people lately. This term is used to refer to someone who gets easily offended, especially on the internet. I… 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

Rumours about the coronavirus

This is my third post in a row about the coronavirus and you must all be very tired about this topic, but it’s basically the only thing that people in China have talked… Continue reading

Confined at home: A coronavirus update

It’s day 13 of our home confinement and a week since I published my previous post. Not much has changed. The virus is still raging, Wuhan and other cities are still in lockdown,… Continue reading

Coronavirus situation in Suzhou

Happy Chinese New Year! Well, not so happy in China. As I’m sure you’ve all heard by now, China is facing a new virus that originated in the city of Wuhan and has… Continue reading

No gifts for husbands

Last month I had lunch with two of my friends. One is Chinese and the other Taiwanese. They are both married; one has kids and the other doesn’t. There were only a few… Continue reading

Some obvious differences between China and Spain

I wanted to write this post while I was in Spain but life got in the way and now I’ve been back in China for a week. Doesn’t matter, it’s still relevant! These… Continue reading

Summer foods in China

The Chinese calendar is sometimes extremely accurate. Last week, more specifically on July 23rd, was the beginning of the period of 大暑 Dashu or “Big heat”, a solar term that normally brings the… Continue reading

“What kind of trash are you?”

On July 1st, Shanghai became the first city in China to enforce a compulsory trash separation system. Previously there were separate containers and bins on the street for recyclable and not recyclable waste,… Continue reading