I am forever halfway somewhere, not quite settled and not sure if I even want to stay.
That which we call a mountain by any other word would be just as steep
Some lessons on enjoying nature in China
By night in China
It's not as if our lives are divided simply into light and dark. There's shadowy middle ground.
I’ll be home for Christmas
You can count on me.
Trying not to be That Foreigner in China
You know THAT foreigner. The one you don't want to be, right? Getting real honest with myself about who I want to be versus who I am.
To all the places I’ve lived before
Some love letters as novelty wears off and culture shock sets in. (Inspired by that very good Netflix movie that you should definitely watch.)
How does one celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival?
Why is it called the "Mid-Autum" festival if it's at the beginning of autumn? Who knows.
Make sure your phone is charged
Unlike Poland, where you can easily install your Polish SIM card on a drug dealer cell phone and get on with your life just fine, in China you're gonna want a top-of-the-line smart phone with a long battery life because if there's one thing you need to adjust to life in China, it's your phone.
So I moved to China!!
I didn't really know what to expect coming into China. People will tell you so many different contradictory things--half of them vague observations, half of them lazy racist stereotypes. I've been here for almost a month now, and I'm still not quite sure what to make of it.
Every time we say goodbye…
I wonder why a little.