Culture

St. Patrick’s Day, From Ireland to Dongguan

Lá fhéile pádraig or, St. Patrick’s day, is a festival filled with fun customs, hearty foods and famous myths. Grab a pint of Guinness and get on board with all

My First CNY With The In-Laws

Adding a novel dimension to their spring festival, Adam embraced his in-laws and their dynamic culture when he first joined the Lu clan’s celebrations as part of the family. As

Diwali in DG and Across the World

What do you know about the famous festival of lights? Diwali is one of the most popular festivals celebrated in India, and by Indians all over the globe in fact.

Mate Among Mates

Ever seen a group of Brazilians pass around a funny-looking drink with a metal straw? Well, that’s mate. And it’s a traditional activity that builds bonds and completes social gatherings.

The Quiz Itch: Drink and Think

The pub quiz culture may be familiar for some, but in China it is relatively still in its infancy. Nevertheless, expat generations alike seemingly cannot resist pitting their wits against

Snuggle up to These Winter Reads

The weather outside may not be particularly frightful, but it’s still cold enough to put on an uncomfortable chill. Avoiding leaving the toasty room and warm bed is probably best

What Chinese Women Want

To date or not to date in China, that is the question. Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous, er… parents, or to

A Primer for Mid-Autumn Festival

As China’s priceless ancient traditions slowly dry up in the internet age, take a moment to learn about some historic culture and appreciate its tales and wisdom. Back 500 years

Enter the Dragon

When was the last time you were nearly consumed by a fire breathing dragon? Regardless of what any Chinese friends tell you, they aren’t your friends. Unless, you’re made of

10 Things To Maximize This CNY

Each year, the whole of China grinds to a halt as people dutifully throw down their pens and cease work for a little more than a week. Why? To effectively