After spending four months abroad (from already being abroad?), I’m finally back in 上海. For the second time, I’ve packed two, way too heavy suitcases, boarded that 11-hour plane ride, and made it back to the land of not-so blue skies, 包子 (bao zi, meat or vegetable filled bun) and really interesting stories. Actually, I take […]Read more "China: Volume II"
It’s stereotypical, I guess, that I can’t be bothered to paint my own nails so I choose to find some little 中国美女 (Chinese lady) who I can pay $12 to paint my nails whatever colour I choose. So, the other day, after finding a cafe where I was finally (FINALLY) able to get the closest thing I […]Read more "The Smoking Manicurist"
An article of mine that was published on On Century Avenue the other day. On Apr. 12, 2015, Hillary Clinton announced that she was running for President of the United States for the second time. As is in line with the U.S. procedure, she would hold that position for one term, that is, four years. This […]Read more "Would You Ask a Man That?"
First of all – I’m sorry for the huge absence, college has gotten the best of me, but I’ll try my best to keep up. I guess I felt like there was only so much to write about, and I had covered it all. But, then I started seeing men in China ride their bicycles with turtles […]Read more "A Slice of Calm in Among the Crazy"
Over Chinese New Year break, I found myself in the depths of Southeast Asia, eating thousands of rice paper rolls a day, falling in love with Vietnamese children and discovering Vietnam has better baguette rolls than France does. Welcome to my little account of my 小的 trip to Ho Chi Minh City. Ho Chi Minh […]Read more "Entering Ho Chi Minh’s Territory"
For most of my college friends, and probably 2/3 of all college students, they may have just finished your winter break. I, on the other hand, just finished my summer ‘holiday’. In Sydney. On the beach. All day, almost every day. And then, when I had enough of Australian beaches, I went to the Philippines – […]Read more "The Painful Transition from Summer to Smog"
With one final left, I’m quickly winding down my first semester at college and preparing myself for beach weather, clean streets and blue sky. That includes getting rid of the 包子 weight, as soon as possible. I’m happy to say that I’ve gotten through four months in Shanghai, with a few bumps and bruises (both […]Read more "Only 3 and a half more years to go."