Posts From John Lombard

What’s really Ruining Society?

It seems immensely frustrating for older generations that young people sit together, but all play on their phones. Are We growing more individualistic or has it always been the same?

A Quick Trip Down Memory Lane

Expectations can cause a lot of harm. If you think you know what you’re doing, you probably don’t. If you don’t know what you’re doing, you better learn quick. Years

Only The Idiots Can’t Succeed

How come it’s always the naysayers who have the loudest voice and feign profound knowledge when all they know is what doesn’t work. So, China’s a complicated place. If you

Becoming A Dinosaur in China

There are a ton of those “You know you’ve been in China too long when…” lists out there. You know the ones I’m talking about. This one is better. “…when

Charity Begins at Home

Sometimes the Chinese do not seem particularly charitable, but the reasons behind it are a lot more complex than they can first appear… One of the most positive changes that

A Different Kind of Marriage

Life amongst the Mosuo people is not quite like anywhere else One of the best results of learning about other cultures is how much we learn about ourselves. Things we

A Tale of Pigs and Poop

This month cluture teller gives us an expat story for the ages…One he will never forget One of the best things about traveling in other countries is the stories that

A Cultural Confusion Quiz

 The Culture Teller: This month culture teller gives us a quiz on some potentially culturally confusing moments… This month, let’s have a bit of a cultural quiz. You will be

Saving Face

This month Culture Teller lets us in on a technique that might make your business relationships run more smoothly… One of the more common problems that expats tend to face


THIS MONTH CULTURE TELLER TAKES A LOOK AT SOME OF THE MORE BIZARRE SPECIES WITHIN THE EXPAT COMMUNITY We have all met different genres of foreigners in China, the smartasses,