Are You Done Complaining Yet?

The more people whine about the way Chinese do things, the more I have to wonder if they’ve ever met anyone different than themselves. They’ve gone 5000 years without your

Choosing ESL Teachers: To Go Native Or Not?

For many students and schools in China, having native English speakers as language teachers is the gold standard, but one teacher is eager to point out that it hardly matters…

The Rise of The Girly Men

  One real man in our city has decided that enough is enough, and that men need to man-up! So, a few years ago I got my sperm count tested.

Getting In A Jam

As Dongguan develops, the traffic gets gradually worse, and One city resident finds it is slowly driving him to road rage… Fender benders here in Dongguan are so popular that

Why I Prefer Dating Foreign Men

Are Chinese men really all that different to their foreign counterparts? One Dongguan resident certainly thinks so… I am a Chinese woman and I prefer dating foreign men. I know

I’m an Expat and I Take Bribes

Business dealings are different in each of the world’s corners. some are more open, others would rather speak behind the curtain, but everybody compromises. If you can’t adjust, then there’s

I Beat China’s Stock Market

It’s been called a spectacle, a coal mine canary and a disaster, but somebody won out. What did it feel like to be a winner as the Chinese stock market