Living in China


“Sheng Da Pang Sunzi 生大胖孙子” The pressure of having a boy in rural China



“Sheng Da Pang Sunzi 生大胖孙子” The pressure of having a boy in rural China

When I told my parents-in-law we were going to have a baby girl, they only gave a faint smile. The comment my father-in-law’s little sister made, however, is still in my mind: “That’s ok. You can try for a boy …

Pregnant in China Part I – Things my mother-in-law told me not to do



Pregnant in China Part I – Things my mother-in-law told me not to do

Pregnancy is a special time in a woman’s life. With the decision to have a child, usually everything changes. Being pregnant comes with its own challenges, but pregnancy in an unfamiliar environment can be a challenging experience, especially if you …

Guest Post: 7 Ways to Deal with Culture Shock when Living as an Expat in China



Guest Post: 7 Ways to Deal with Culture Shock when Living as an Expat in China

Today’s guest post is from Alex who works for Currency UK – a foreign exchange broker with lots of helpful services for expats.


 

China is not only a long way from the UK geographically, but culturally too. The differences …

How to stay warm in China without central heating?



How to stay warm in China without central heating?

Not every knows, but China’s heating system is split in half. While the north gets central heating every year from November to March, the south of China has no such luxury. The division line between the north and the south …

I present you:  Our Little TCM Clinic



I present you:  Our Little TCM Clinic

As some of you might know, my husband was mainly a Kungfu trainer before he met me. He still is, part time, but beginning of last year he made the decision to study something new. This decision has had major …

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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