If you’re a foreigner living or traveling in Asia, sometimes nature calls when you least expect it. And if you’re far from home, you’ll have to run to the nearest public restroom to take care of business. Unlike in western bathrooms, … Continue reading →
I’ve adjusted to the culture shock of being a white guy in China well enough, but one aspect of living here will never sink in: Chinese bromance with foreigners. Sometimes living in the PRC makes me feel like a smoking … Continue reading →
Americans snack on beef jerky. Chinese people snack on chicken feet. After months of living in China and seeing—but never touching—pre-packaged chicken feet on the shelves of every supermarket here, the time has come to sample this oddly popular Chinese snack. … Continue reading →
The 2014 Winter Olympics have relocated from Sochi, Russia to Rizhao, China. Today’s events feature Colombia versus the United States competing in an exciting new winter event you’ve probably never heard of.
QINGDAO, Jan. 27th—I checked into a hotel to rest my tired bones. My irritability and grogginess reached their peaks following a full day of travel and my lost checked suitcase when I actually agreed to pay ¥230 ($37) for a bed … Continue reading →
On the surface it’s a simple question. I mean, it’s just food. But when asked whether I prefer Thai food or Chinese food, I sink into an epic quandary of dietary analysis and unnecessarily deep reflection. After all, it is perhaps the … Continue reading →
Babies in China must think they own the world. They are free to waddle around, butts exposed, defecating wherever they want to in public. Many just laugh it off, but not me. No I’ve had it up to here with … Continue reading →
White Guy in China – An original rap song about life as a foreigner in the PRC. In the chorus I say “you can call me laowai.” Laowai is a slightly derogatory term for foreigner. This is a joke, and not intended … Continue reading →