Tag Archive: society

Eating out

The other day I was thinking how common it is in China to go out to eat, even for families with children. When I was a child in Spain, we basically never went… Continue reading

Beauty standards in China

The other day, when I was walking Nico in the morning, I saw a girl on her electric bike. She was wearing a bright plastic-looking jacket with long sleeves and the hood up,… Continue reading

Body hair removal in China

Summer will be here soon! These days the daytime temperatures are above 25ºC in Suzhou. How can that be? Just last week I was still wearing my long johns! But that’s the Yangtze… Continue reading

Fake traffic accidents

In China, many cars have installed a camera that records what happens in front of the vehicle during the time since the car is started until it is turned off. This trend started a couple of… Continue reading

Healthy Chinese elders

One thing about China that never fails to impress me is how physically active retired people are. In Spain, old people are known for sitting in parks, maybe walking around slowly and conversing animatedly,… Continue reading

No country for teenagers

The other day I was chatting on WhatsApp with one of my younger cousins. She wanted my help checking some of her English homework. “Which year are you in?”, I asked her. “Fourth”,… Continue reading

Leftover women

Last week, a video published by the Japanese cosmetic brand SK-II went viral on the Chinese internet and subsequently appeared in the news in other countries. The video is about the so-called “leftover women” (剩女),… Continue reading