Majiang or as its know in England Mahjong is China's Texas Hold Em, by which I mean its popularity, not so much the actual form of the game. Although a lot of people will have heard of this game, I doubt many who have never visited China would really know the true way its played. … Continue reading Majiang the most Complex Simple Game
Well today was the day, finally the 40 day nanny has gone and we are parenting all by ourselves! I won't lie it was a great way to start parenthood, having an experienced nanny has really helped us get used to being parents and learn the basics. And I'm sure a lot of people would … Continue reading The Training Wheels Are Off!!
I recently read an article on this and thought I'd write my own take on this. Everything is a family affair: Literally as I'm sure you can guess, you're not just marrying you're wife, but her whole family! Now I've read quite a lot online about this and heard quite a lot of really bad … Continue reading 6 Things you should know before marrying a Chinese man/woman
I think one of the biggest things to adjust to life in China is missing the foods from back home. And for me one of the things I really miss is bacon! I actually think it should be a basic human right! So anyway I've finally found a nice online store I can order and … Continue reading Bacon is Life!
So two weeks and two days ago my son was born! This for anyone is a daunting enough, but for this to be happening in China for me as a foreigner was next level! So first off being a foreigner in China you usually attract a reasonable amount of attention from the locals, now imagine … Continue reading The Chinese take on the miracle of life
Everywhere else in the world New Years Eve comes once a year, in China we get two, yes two chances to celebrate it! How you say? Because here we have the NYE everyone the world over knows December 31st/1st of January, and also the Chinese New Year. A few pics from this "International NYE" Here … Continue reading A chance to celebrate NYE twice!!
Its got to be one of the biggest things apart from your parents or family that you miss as an expat in China, Christmas! Its definitely a well known festival here and the Chinese do kind of celebrate it for fun, but its no English celebration thats for sure! And this year Chairman Xi actually … Continue reading An alternate Christmas in China
Once you lived in China your eyes will have been well and truly opened. Turning up in China was just the beginning! China being as far from the western world as could be, a steep learning curve quickly followed! Even now just over three years in, and pretty well adjusted to life here I still have … Continue reading 5 Things you learn from living in China
I think the most inspirational thing I've seen recently was a video on Facebook with a guy comparing a lobsters life with the need to use adversity as the trigger for self improvement. First off don't worry, I'm not really facing adversity, just a feeling I could do better... but still I've decided to have … Continue reading Always room for improvement
So almost a year on and the company that did all the videography for our wedding has sent us a different video. Please excuse my Chinese, nerves got the better of me! Cringe!