Posts From Jodie Renée Frain

Inking In Dongguan

lotus ink, founded by yoyo zhong, is a brand which embodies style, self-care and tattoo culture. Yoyo’s studios are the foundations for ultimate transformation in the way visitors look, feel

Nanjing Moments by Night and Day

As a city full of history, culture and beauty, Nanjing has so much to offer. This place emits appeal and intrigue, from its historical attractions, mysterious parts and tempting delicacies.

You’re Not Crazy: Mental Health in China

Nobody talks about mental health and despite the social stigma, it’s a commonality between us all. Psychological health knows no discrimination. We all know someone who is facing some kind

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