Posts From Tracy Lu

What’s on Display? Visiting Dongguan’s Most Intriguing Museums

Scattered between the sprawling residential gardens and bustling storefront factories of Dongguan are storehouses of discovery. It is here that triumphs are showcased, knowledge is bestowed and creative visions are

Yulin’s Dog Meat Festival

China’s most controversial food festival will once again polarize the nation for a week this month. Are dogs different than cows? Does tradition trump sympathy? The annual Yulin Lychee and

Renting A Partner

Family, encouraged by tradition, always want their children to reach milestones quickly, but are they pushing too hard? Since a desperate man once posted an ad looking for a fake

Military-Style Management

We’ve all seen the restaurant managers yelling at staff outside. Maybe that’s why the food’s so good. Each morning around 10 am, a formation of staff in uniform stands in

Eat, Pick and See

There’s nothing like Getting out of the city and into the wild. Everything’s better at the source, but especially fruits and vegetables. Though normally framed as the world’s factory, Dongguan

Throwing Money

Everyone searches for a little luck here and there, but at what cost? Lighting a candle and putting some money into a bucket is one thing, but when people, animals

DG Gets Real On Two Wheels

Central Dongguan has finally evolved—or perhaps, devolved?—into its own metropolis where bikes turn out to be the fastest way to get around. Gridlocks, horrible drivers and the loss of appealing

Hanging Chinese Bacon

Now in the height of winter, count yourself lucky if your friends or family have planned ahead and stowed away a healthy supply of dried bacon. If they haven’t, start

To Love And Hate WeChat Groups

WeChat has already taken over our lives. No one can deny it, it’s unstoppable. The question is, how can we make full use of it without falling into its addictive

Hongbao on Chinese New Year

In case you didn’t know, those red envelopes you keep seeing all over the place have money inside. Don’t snatch them off kids, you monster. Simply learn a few phrases,