The little red book

I’ve always really liked Chinese certificates because they come in tiny passport-like books (as a child, passports are just cool!) This includes university student cards, vaccination records, health records and travel documents. I’ve even had a couple of them in my time. But none as special as this one: Chinese marriage certificates are great. Tiny […]

Three meals

**Spoiler: not the positive article I intended to write, but as Sara of Living the Dream in China wrote, behind every couple, there’s a crazy Chinese mother-in-law** The background I come from is a family of four sitting round the table, each eating dinner from their plate whilst we make some light conversation about what […]

Veggie in China

When I was preparing to come to China, food was one of the main things I was looking forward to. I’ve always loved Chinese food, from Chinese takeaways growing up, to discovering authentic Chinese cuisines in Nanjing, to finally learning home-cooked Chinese food from friends in the UK, so I had only positive expectations. However, […]