Tag Archive: living in China

Our Christmas Eve dinner

This has been the first year that I have arranged a Christmas Eve dinner in Suzhou. I never did it before because, to be honest, I’m not a very Christmasy person. It was… Continue reading

Don’t do that!

One evening last week I was walking Nico around our compound, as usual, when I saw a man sitting by a big white cabinet which is installed in the garden. You know, one of… Continue reading

10th Chinaversary

Today is my Chinaversary! On September 5, 2006, I set foot in China for the first time in my life. Fast forward 10 years and I’ve been here over 8 of those years!… Continue reading

The Olympic Games

Every summer I used to watch the Olympics while I was on holidays. August is the preferred holiday month in Spain and I would invariably be spending it in our apartment by the… 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 Shanghai syndrome

“Do you have Nutella in Suzhou?”. I kid you not, that is what a colleague who lives in Shanghai asked me once. Local Shanghainese people share a characteristic that annoys the hell out… Continue reading

Popular Chinese dishes for foreigners

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about the Chinese dishes that foreigners hate, according to a QQ article. Today I want to talk about the other side of the same topic:… Continue reading

My favourite Chinese tv shows

Have you ever watched a Chinese tv channel? Chinese television is not exactly famous for its high quality. If you turn the tv on and start zapping, this is probably what you will see:… Continue reading

Chinese birthday cakes

I have been feeling pretty uninspired lately. I started several posts but left them sitting on the draft folder because they felt boring and irrelevant. But inspiration can be found any moment and… Continue reading

A tourist in Shanghai

This past year I have been living and working in Shanghai but, to be honest I haven’t done much here. My weekdays were spent in the small triangle between the office, the apartment and… Continue reading