A typical Chinese New Year: Food, Family & Fights

Aaaah, Chinese new year. A yearly get-together with loved ones including fireworks, dumplings, alcohol, karaoke, red envelopes and… lot’s of fighting! In today’s episode, me and my friend’s foreign faces got us a free ticket to spend Chinese New Year in rural Beijing with a random Chinese family in the most traditional setting. Foreign guestsContinue reading “A typical Chinese New Year: Food, Family & Fights”

Auctioned off

27-01-2017 In Hebei at a a friend’s family celebrating Chinese New Year. Here’s a short conversation when meeting a friend of the family: * How old is she? “She’s 26 * Has she found a partner yet? “Not yet, she’s currently looking – I’m not looking *Maybe we can introduce her to my son -I’mContinue reading “Auctioned off”

I’m a bit of a pervert

He walks nervously around the gym space mumbling, eyes fixed to the floor. Then it’s time: “S..S..Sarah. I like you. Please don’t reject me” 雅婷,我喜欢你,请不要拒绝 – I didn’t know Chinese people were so direct “I watched on television that European people like directness” – You should watch less television. What do you like about me?Continue reading “I’m a bit of a pervert”

My new flatmate: Mr. Lim

19-10-2016 This is Mr. Lim from Korea. He is one of my 4 new flatmates, and boy are they an interesting bunch. One of them is apparently really famous and Mr. Lim is his agent. This picture was taken on the day they arrived and when I didn’t know anything about them yet. I wasContinue reading “My new flatmate: Mr. Lim”