Good Reads

A Different Perspective in China

Perspective is important in virtually all aspects of life. On the topic of expat life in China, many of us have our own expectations and perceptions on what that should

Spitting Culture in China

China’s spitting custom is probably one of the first things that many of us remember noticing when moving here. But why do some Chinese people insist on such an unpleasant

A Fresh Concept: the New Age Era for Salads

A decade ago, a hearty salad was an unfamiliar concept, and Dongguan was yet to introduce the foundations for greatness in the form of a cool, crisp bed of leaves

Wild at Heart: Creatures of Dongguan in Their Habitats

How much do you know about the wildlife in Dongguan? There is a lot to see, you just have to explore to find it. Binoculars, comfortable shoes, location and patience

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

Chinese Food In the US

There’s no doubt that most expats didn’t understand the differences between authentic Chinese food and Chinese food overseas until coming to China. Westernized Chinese food is certainly its own entity.

Is the High-Speed Link Worth It?

Unless you have been hiding under a rock recently, you must have heard of the new high-speed train link from mainland China to Hong Kong. But does the service deliver

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

Western Women Asian Men

Oh how times have changed among the cross-cultural dating and marriage scene! Tracy delves into some of the different points from women and men’s perspectives on eastern-western relationships. Decades ago,

Underneath The Urban: Exploring Dongguan’s Ancient Villages

Have you ever wondered about Dongguan’s ancient communities? What lies beneath the recent industrial development? Between the blanket of interspersed commercial spaces, you can find subtle traces of historical homes.