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!
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!)
Hey all! So I am feeling a bit guilty about not having written this post yet, seeing as it's January 8th. Not that anyone else is keeping track, but it's mainly become a personal goal to write a monthly recap. The time is flying by so quickly that if I don't stop to reflect on… Continue reading December Recap: Christmas in China, a Vegan Yoga Picnic and Ringing in 2018 Shenzhen Style!
I'm going to start by being completely honest: November was a little tough for me. No, there wasn't one particularly awful moment that made November a difficult month. I think it just happened to be around this time that the "Honeymoon Phase" of living in a foreign country began to fade, and the culture shock… Continue reading November Recap: Top 4 Moments
Just like that, another month in Shenzhen, China has come and gone. And what a month it's been! One thing I've learned about moving to a new place is that around the one-month mark, things start to level out a bit. The stress of getting settled begins to subside, and you begin to feel less… Continue reading Top 4 Adventures: October (Shenzhen and Hong Kong)