Tag Archive: teaching English

Book review: Expat Jimmy

Today I wanted to write about the novella Expat Jimmy, by Travis Lee. I read it a few weeks ago already but with all the things going on lately I didn’t have time… Continue reading

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

Learning to say no

Yesterday, when I was walking my dog, a man approached me and started speaking in broken English: “Excuse me? Do you speak Chinese?”. “Yes”, I said. Then he started telling me that he… 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.┬áToday I want to talk about some things that most foreigners… Continue reading