Because I’m a foreigner living in China, people often say how lucky I am to not be chinese. They don’t mean it in a negative way, but usually when some pressure is building and they don’t like it. Like, pressure to get married. “You’re so lucky to not be Chinese.
You Win This Round, Color!
I’ve already extolled the benefits of having a Chinese best friend (as opposed to having a Chinese boyfriend) and one of the benefits is Color and I having crazy conversations. One of these conversations happened almost two years ago when I stayed with him in Hong Kong. My Ex and
KTV — A Users Guide
I want to talk about a big part of Chinese nightlife culture: KTV. The chinese word for Karaoke. These places aren’t bars or a silly thing to do ironically, but a huge business and the place to celebrate any special event like a birthday, graduation or just for fun on
The Benefits of a Chinese Best Friend
I think most people can understand the benefits of having a chinese boyfriend. Language, culture, new experiences and so on. But you know what’s better than having a Chinese boyfriend? Having a male Chinese best friend. You see, with romantic relationships there are all kinds of social restrictions of things
Westerners are Pussies
A few months ago another foreign teacher asked for our help. He had a big cabinet that he wanted moved from the basement of our building to his 2nd-floor apartment in the building next door. It was one of those huge, 80’s era ridiculously heavy office equipment type cabinets that
Qingming–or Tomb Sweeping–Day
While everyone in the west is celebrating spring, rebirth and chocolate bunnies we are celebrating something entirely different here in China: Death. Today is Qingming Day, or Tomb Sweeping Day. When I first signed my contract it listed all the holidays I would have off: Spring Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival, National