I’m going to Korea!

There’s something I never thought I’d say. I don’t have anything against the country, but unlike a lot of Chinese and Chinese-Americans, I never got into Korean food, Korean supermarkets, Korean films and TV shows, Korean cosmetics, or any of the countless other manifestations of Korean culture. I never wanted to study the language, and […]

Living with Dead Hearts

Please watch this documentary. It was filmed by an independent husband-and-wife team (the husband being a venerable laowai) and helps to shed light on a Chinese issue that rarely gets any attention: the tens of thousands of Chinese children who are kidnapped each year and their parents who have next to no hope of them […]

An Ode to Honeymoon Dessert

I can’t believe I haven’t written this post earlier. But anyway, if you know me at all, you know that I love dessert. Of all varieties. Like cakes, cupcakes, custards, pies, puddings, and of course, ice cream. Of course, in China, the Western dessert bar is set kind of low, but luckily I love Asian […]