Posts From Jodie Renée Frain

A Fitting Mystery: Hidden 110

There is certainly an emergence of trendy secret bars popping up around Dongguan following their popularity and success in nearby areas such as Hong Kong and Guangzhou. Well folks, we

Boundless Beer & More: Ziggy’s (Chang’an)

With a full American vibe, stepping into Ziggy’s you can really feel the personality about the place. For a small venue, it certainly packs a whole lot of soul. Iconic

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

From farms and fishermen to life in the city, growing up in Shanghai presented challenges for one family man. Later, moving to Dongguan meant introducing something new, in both business

Dongguan’s hall of fame

Zac hall left the U.S. For Guangzhou and now resides in Dongguan. Like many expats, he embraced a career in teaching. Little did he know that two years into his

Venice Of The East

After spending ten years in China, Venetian traveler Marco Polo returned again. In The Travels of Marco Polo (II Milione) he is quoted, “In heaven, paradise; on earth, Suzhou and

Home Is Where the Art Is

For one artist, his mission is unveiling his pride and joy across the globe. With his unique style of collage and drawings, he has exhibited his artwork in various locations,

A True Teacher Talks

With his own language training center and Youtube channel, Fernando Munoz discovered what it means to define yourself as a teacher. Fernando Munoz first landed in Shanghai during late 2000

Atypical at Heart: Uniquely Crafting Dongguan

Why atypical? Well, there aren’t many of them. Artisans that is, crafting their way through our community with their artistic and ingenious minds and hearts. There are very few expats

True Italian in Chang’an

How easy is it to bring authentic Italian cuisine to another country you may ask? Chef Michele Valer speaks of his culinary journey and how it may not be as

Reaching For Gold

Weight training & muscle gaining is bigger than ever and Fit & strong women are sexy. Global Classic 2017 bikini competitor, Kris Zhang, speaks of her journey from slight to