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!
So its the last 7 weeks in what feels like forever of my wife being pregnant. You'd think being pregnant would be the same anywhere in the world right??? Wrong! China certainly takes a classic situation and adds its own "China style" weirdness to it. I think the funniest thing so far has to be … Continue reading Responsibility is looming
Simply put Baijiu is like marmite, you either love it or hate it! I used to hate it when I first arrived, now I love the stuff! Baijiu or 白酒 as its written in Chinese is China's national drink of choice, drank absolutely everywhere. Like most alcohol theres your cheap stuff and your expensive. The … Continue reading So….. Baijiu?
Life in China is cheap on the whole, its part of what appeals to myself and many others that choose to settle here.......... However theres three important parts of life here that make back home look cheap, buying a car (import duty makes cars almost a third more expensive), getting married & buying a car … Continue reading The end is in sight
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