8 Chinese habits that changed me for the better

One thing is sure when moving to China: things are going to change, and drastically. Here are the habits from home I lost while living behind the bamboo curtain that have ultimately changed me for the better.

That time I went to the nail salon and ended up in a wedding dress…

No, this isn’t me on my Wedding Day. No, this isn’t me on my Wedding Day. It’s Friday afternoon in downtown Gongbei, Zhuhai and my lovely friend and āyí, (nanny, literally meaning “aunt”), Su, is taking me to her beauty school where she studies. Su kindly invited me to have my nails painted – for…

Shit China Expats Say

Living in Zhuhai these past 10 months, there have been ups, downs and in-betweens. Today, I took to Buzzfeed’s community section to voice some of the most common things you hear living as an expat in China. Enjoy! And please add your own in the comment section below or on Twitter. Read: Shit China Expats Say    

Crown yourself Emperor at New Yuan Ming Palace

Look, I don’t know. It just happened, OK?

One minute, we’re exploring the replica of Beijing’s Old Summer Palace and the next, I am up to my elbows in Imperial royalty robes of the Qing Dynasty.