Posts From Jodie Renée Frain

Five Magic Minutes A Day

5 minutes of meditation a day will improve your life. Be mindful or compose yourself for the day or tasks ahead. It truly can be the key to a successful

A Leading Education For Innovation

Renowned Singaporean education brand Etonhouse first came to Dongguan in 2006. it all started with a phone call. Executive director grace Aik said “yes” to opening a school, and the

Happiness is Homemade

Home is where the heart is they say, so read on for useful ways on how to add a dose of love and soul into your space and never be

Aussie Football Comes to Dg

Did you know that Australian football was probably the first western ball sport to include Chinese participation? Now having merged cultural and social aspects, it’s a whole different ball game.

Managing Life In The Hotel Industry

Having started out as a bellman in the Beijing hotel, 25 years later Keith Zhang now operates as general manager of the HyattRegency Dongguan, arguably the best hotel in Dongguan.

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