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4 Chinese Dishes I Never Thought I Will Like



4 Chinese Dishes I Never Thought I Will Like

Chinese food has been popular all around the globe. But what I have thought was Chinese food while back in Germany, cannot be compared to what real Chinese food in China looks and tastes like.

I have come to love …

The Anniversary Confusion: Why we have two wedding anniversaries



The Anniversary Confusion: Why we have two wedding anniversaries

An anniversary can be a very important day for some people. For a couple an anniversary is a meaningful milestone that deserves to be celebrated.

Yesterday, exactly four years ago, we went to get our red little Chinese wedding booklets.…

My Chinese parents-in-law’s display of love



My Chinese parents-in-law’s display of love

There is a saying in Chinese “Actions speak louder than words” (shishi shengyu xiongbian 事实胜于雄辩) and my Chinese parents-in-law are fully living up to it. Their way of displaying love and affection is very different to what we are …

Cat Ordeal: Seeing a vet in rural China



Cat Ordeal: Seeing a vet in rural China

Having a pet is a big responsibility in any country. I grew up with cats and dogs, so when I finally moved to China for good, I knew one day I would like to adopt a little fluffy pet again.…

GUEST POST: How Research can Mitigate Culture Shock when Moving to Rural China



GUEST POST: How Research can Mitigate Culture Shock when Moving to Rural China

Today’s guest post is from Mike Sannitti who writes about all aspects of moving for movers.com and its sister site topmoving.ca. When moving to a different country, especially a place like China, you will most likely experiencing a culture

Baking in China – A Guide: Ingredients (with Chinese vocabulary)



Baking in China – A Guide: Ingredients (with Chinese vocabulary)

After the last post about essential baking equipment in China, how different supplies are called in Chinese and where to get them, here follows the second part of the guide: A list of baking ingredients, how they are called …


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