Why I live abroad (plus a little bit of why I married my husband)

I haven’t posted for a couple of weeks due to cramming for the HSK level 4, but now that’s over with and celebratory hotpot has been consumed I now have a free Saturday afternoon for catching up with my favourite blogs, eating 桔子 juzi and drinking tea. I’ve recently read some fantastic blog posts about […]

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 […]

Not a very Chinese proposal

One sunny clear-sky day in Dalian, my boyfriend R begged me to visit Dalian’s highest point – a sightseeing tower accessed via Labour Park and a cable car ride to the top of the hill – to enjoy the clear 360 city views. Despite my exhaustion from packing and the slightly-too-hot-for-an-Englishwoman heat, it was probably […]