It’s winter in Beijing and I’m at a crowded bar with loud music. As I take my jacket off, I ask my friends if they want a drink. They nod. I push my way to the front of the bar, squeezing through the crowd and lean my elbows on the counter.
But under all this fear, anxiety and uncertainty – there is a spark of excitement. All I have to do is think about my sister and the fear melts away.
I am in a silly and reflective mood so I present to you 12 things I have learnt since coming to China. This is a sweeping generalization, in no particular order and meant to be taken in utmost seriousness. Beijing is a great place, if you have not been, you should go. If you are currently […]
“Some periods of our growth are so confusing that we don’t even recognize that growth is happening. We may feel hostile or angry or weepy and hysterical, or we may feel depressed. It would never occur to us, unless we stumbled on a book or a person who explained to us, that we were in […]
I got back from Australia on January 4th refreshed and energised. My vacation was great, but then again how could it not be? It’s Australia, the land of kangaroos, sunshine, and beaches. I felt a revived sense of confidence in myself. Before leaving for Australia I was feeling quite down, in many different ways. I […]
…this crazy city and all the weirdness and greatness that comes with it. Watermelon Museum: yes. It exists. It’s a real thing. And it’s on Happiness Road (not joking) Stick bugs (reminded me of my childhood, visiting my cousin who had a pet stick bug)-old, blue buses that made me feel like a kid. Birds […]
Nothing like a refreshing donkey burger after a day of snowboarding: I went skiing in Nanshan this Saturday for International Women’s day. It was free for women. All we had to pay for was renting fees for the snowboard, snowsuit and the shuttle bus there and back. All that for less than 20 dollars. That […]
Planning and preparing the task of moving to a new country can be overwhelming and daunting, to say the least. To leave the known for the unknown is a terrifying thought to many people, especially considering Mandarin is one of the most difficult languages to grasp. It’s one thing to be a tourist, but to […]