How to Celebrate Thanksgiving in China

How to Celebrate Thanksgiving in China

While I’m used to not going home for Thanksgiving (DC to Seattle is a long and expensive plane ride for just a few days), there’s something about being in China for Thanksgiving that makes you miss home. Almost everyone in China has heard of Thanksgiving, or Gananjie as they call it in Chinese, but most people don’t know […]

# China Facts

# China Facts

China Facts! Here’s a list of random things I’ve learned about China and Chinese people since moving to Ningbo: Chinese people peel the skin off grapes- not for health reasons, just because they don’t like it. When Chinese children say “hungry” it sounds like “hangry”. Now imagine a class of 50 fourth graders screaming “I’M HANGRY!!!” […]

Stuff Suzzy Says

Stuff Suzzy Says

Having a Chinese friend, especially one that speaks English fluently, can be a fantastic introduction to life and culture in China. I’ve had a few Chinese friends while in China, but none as good as Suzzy. Suzzy, after only knowing me for a few days, invited me to her house in Tianjin. Since she attends […]

The Liebster Award and My Favorite Blogs

A few days ago, I was nominated for the Liebster Award by R., the writer of the blog China Elevator Stories. Basically, this award is a pay-it-forward blogger award, in which you answer 11 questions, post 11 facts about yourself, and then write 11 new questions for a few bloggers you have nominated. I’m extremely flattered […]

Shuai Shuai: Homestay Visit

Shuai Shuai: Homestay Visit

Last year, when I studied abroad with the Alliance for Global Education in Beijing, a few of the students opted to do a home stay. One of my classmates, Yoko, had a home stay with a 3-year-old host brother nick-named Shuai Shuai, or “handsome handsome”. She invited me and a few other people over for dinner one […]