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Chinese FAQs for the Foreigner

Eye contact and small talk. In a lift.

Not something that happens much in China. Here, strangers don’t usually make eye contact unless they get caught out having a sneaky glance. 609 more words


"Look, the penis is here"

On Monday I had the prenatal check-up for the 24th week and one of the tests was a fancy 3D ultrasound in which the doctor checks that the baby has all the expected body parts. 493 more words


Beautiful Scenery in Guilin

We’ve been on a mission to take advantage of Jeff’s favorable class schedule this quarter so we can utilize the second half of the week to travel and avoid the weekend crowds. 908 more words


How I ended up in China

Have you ever pondered how every decision that you made in the past brought you to where you are now? How everything could have been completely different if you had chosen the other path? 713 more words


Happy Holi from Dongguan!

Holi is a special festival celebrated mainly in India, Nepal, and also by other countries and Hindus around the world. It symbolizes the end of winter and the beginning of spring and is also called the “Festival of Colors” because people will throw colorful powders all over each other! 307 more words

Life In China

The Year of the Dog

The Lunar new year, also known as Chinese new year, will start on Friday! As you know, in the Chinese culture every year is related to one of the 12 Zodiac animals, and this year is going to be the year of the dog. 256 more words


Chinese kitchen vs Spanish kitchen

Since I started working from home I am cooking more (and eating healthier, I hope). But cooking in China is not the same as cooking in Spain… first of all, there are often some ingredients in recipes that I cannot find because they are not commonly used in China, so I have to cook without them or find replacements. 779 more words