Posts From Jodie Renée Frain

Crafting A Smooth Operation

Hailing from Brazil, master brewer Luciano Carpes is now bringing what he does best to “Big River”—HERE! Square’s first tenant. From large-scale to local, we find out more about Luciano’s

Business Done Differently

Ben Schwall first came to China at the age of just 15, on a study exchange program. Since then, his involvement with China was perhaps inevitable. We delve into the

When Nature Calls: New Treehouse @ Batou

Imagine stepping through a circular beam of light, and entering a little shack of paradise. Having carved out their own place in Batou, Nelly and Avo of Treehouse #2 have

A Bar Scene Like No Other

As human beings, most of us are naturally codependent and sociable, reassured by our companions. Dongguan presents the perfect place to gain independence and confidence, while still being able to

Going Global For a Better Future

Recognizing that students at school need the right kind of role models, vice principal Jacob Pawlik and his “bilingual” department aim to steer children toward international-mindedness, without sacrificing their identity.

Pinpointing The Role of Acupuncture

With the recent trends of TCM emerging in western culture, acupuncture is considered an effective treatment for physical rehabilitation, in both Chinese and western medicine. During my stay in Dongguan

Laughter is the best medicine

The rise of April Fool’s Day It’s no joke that the annual western celebration, known as April fool’s day, has gained popularity over the years, having diversified across cultures, the

The Principle of Education & Authority

Education is one of the most important aspects of a young person’s life. But without the right environment, it loses value. Teaching students should be about the students, not the

Why Not Mix Business with Pleasure?

Matt Marshall has brought heart and soul into Dongcheng’s only Irish pub, through music, food and a sense of homeliness. Murray’s represents a fortress for friendships, fun-fueled evenings and hearty

A Timely Appearance in Dongguan

As a brand ambassador for Wanda hotels in Dongguan, Fuat Koroglu presents a proud yet modest nature to the Dongguan hotel scene. Well-traveled and well-informed, it’s clear that Fuat is