I will preface this post by stating: I am very, very tired. Thus, I hope you can excuse my slightly delirious ranting, fueled by the entire pot of coffee that I steadily inhaled while reading stories and singing children's songs at my laptop all morning.I am among the vast legion of teachers forced to trade… Continue reading Zoom and Gloom in the time of Corona
It’s a beautiful, early spring afternoon in Shenzhen. The sun has succeeded in fighting its way through the hazy white blanket of clouds. There’s a gentle sort of heat, a light breeze barely shuffles the palm leaves surrounding an empty swimming pool. An unseen bird chirps somewhere in the distance, answered by the shrill calls… Continue reading We Need To Talk About The Coronavirus
If you were to ask me for suggestions on where to visit in Asia, I would say Taiwan without hesitation. There's just something about this country that is so unique and special, and it's surprisingly underrated compared to other destinations in Asia, even for us. The first time we visited, we did so on a… Continue reading My Top 5 Experiences in Taipei!
Hey all! It's about time that I wrote about our long weekend trip to Guilin and Yangshuo. In the meantime, I've been telling everyone who will listen how amazing this part of China is. I can't believe that this gorgeous place is only a three hour train ride away from Shenzhen. It feels a whole… Continue reading Guilin and Yangshuo, China: A Breathtaking Long Weekend Getaway
Hey all! I almost wasn't going to write a post about Seoul. Our four day trip coincided with the Lunar New Year, meaning that many attractions were closed and certain parts of the city were a bit of a ghost town. But I had a look back at my photos from Seoul and realized that… Continue reading Visiting Seoul in The Winter + Sleeping at Incheon Airport Spa!
Well, spring has officially sprung here in Shenzhen (or perhaps we've skipped right to summer). Humidity has once again settled over the city like a damp blanket and the daily highs are beginning to push 30. It's a glorious, sun-soaked season, one where we can only dream of how it felt to not be coated… Continue reading Why We Loved Visiting Busan, South Korea in the Winter!
Hey all! Well, it's almost the end of our long and leisurely Chinese New Year holiday, so I figured I should try to catch up on some blogging! I've been sitting on this one for a while (cough, six months, cough)... but I really want to tell you all about the amazing things that you… Continue reading 8 Amazing Ways to Experience Hoi An, Vietnam on a Budget!
Hello everyone! I'm finally catching up on my blog after a short hiatus. It was an unintentional break -- I've been busy adjusting to my new job as a kindergarten classroom teacher at a bilingual school. Basically, I've found it hard to muster up enough mental energy to write, or do anything productive after a… Continue reading Why You Should Visit Taichung: An Underrated City Full of Surprises
Hi all! The summer holiday in Shenzhen is in full swing! School's out, the sun's out, my air conditioning unit is working overtime -- and I on the other hand am taking some time to relax in our lovely new apartment. Well, I've sort of been relaxing anyway. Tim and I have been surprisingly busy… Continue reading Fostering a Puppy in China!
Hey guys! I can barely believe that there's less than a month left in the school year, which means that it's also coming up to a year of living in Shenzhen! Summarizing the year in short would be difficult -- there have been so many ups, downs, twists, turns, and moments of complete bewilderment. It's… Continue reading 8 Ways that Living in China Has Changed Me (For Better or Worse!)