East vs West

Parenthood Is A Privilege

Bringing a child into the world is a very special thing, yet also the most…

A Lasting Birthday Gift

Birthday gifts can be tough. Do you go for a classic option? Should you surprise…

For The Love of Food

Food is a very important part of everyday life, with likes and dislikes, routines and…

Keeping Faith, Oceans Apart

In a cross-cultural marriage, inevitably there will be times spent away from each other, and…

A Quick Trip Down Memory Lane

Expectations can cause a lot of harm. If you think you know what you’re doing, you probably don’t. If…

Only The Idiots Can’t Succeed

How come it’s always the naysayers who have the loudest voice and feign profound knowledge when all they know…

Becoming A Dinosaur in China

There are a ton of those “You know you’ve been in China too long when…” lists out there. You…

Charity Begins at Home

Sometimes the Chinese do not seem particularly charitable, but the reasons behind it are a lot more complex than…

A Different Kind of Marriage

Life amongst the Mosuo people is not quite like anywhere else One of…

A Tale of Pigs and Poop

This month cluture teller gives us an expat story for the…