This post is a tribute to the late David Bowie, a person of immense contribution to his generation and beyond. Among his most famous works are “Modern Love”, “Blue Jean”, “Rebel Rebel”…
However, his “China Girl” remains very dear to my heart as it addresses a recurrent modern phenomenon. In this beautiful song, a Western man falls in love with a Chinese woman. Although he loves her, he warns her to stay away from him to stop himself from corrupting her.
Every time I arrive in China and settle in, I experience the kind of situation where I want to bang my head against the wall in an act of sheer frustration at the fact that I always forget to include some basic essentials in my luggage. Let’s stay positive, I look forward to the next time I visit my country and repack for a return to China. Foreigners in China often find difficulty shopping for their preferred brand of a certain product, from deodorants to underwear to condoms. Following will be my customized list of things to include in my and your baggage before leaving to China. In the name of ease and comfort, check this out: Continue reading “Packing Builds Character: Your Life Counts On This List”
Kuaizi, Chinese for chopsticks, is a delicate affair. Two equal-length tapered sticks are held in a precise way that allows Chinese cuisine-lovers to hold grasp of a slippery dumpling or a delicate tofu; or if you’re into eating a whole fish as Chinese do, then nothing beats your pair of Kuaizi.
Have you ever made a mess using chopsticks, spilling food on your favorite shirt and making a fool out of yourself? Don’t worry, you’re not alone, even adult Chinese people occasionally struggle with Kuaizi. I myself have a long story with Kuaizi. Continue reading “China Essentials 101: Chopsticks”
Four times in a year!! Yes, I’ve climbed The Wall four times already, and it’s the same exhilarating mind-blowing experience every single time! If you’ve got the spirit of a hiker, then you should try it some time, and you’ll know what I mean. Continue reading “The Great Wall: Capture the Flag”