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My Love, Hate Relationship with Shanghai
[ 12 ] November 1, 2010

My Love, Hate Relationship with Shanghai

Shanghai, known as the “Pearl of the East”, a city of affluence, a city of success, a meld of eastern and western cultures. Just a few months into living in China I decided that was the life I wanted, I wanted a Shanghai life…

The Art of Chinese Scams
[ 9 ] July 2, 2010

The Art of Chinese Scams

In China the art of scamming is taken to a whole new level. Picking out the scam artists from the everyday folk is a difficult task! How do I know…I’ve been scammed!!!

Half Time: Chinese Apartment VS Sasha
[ 3 ] May 26, 2010

Half Time: Chinese Apartment VS Sasha

After the exploding toilet incident and power failure I was hoping that was all the apartment had install for me…Alas it was not!!!

Video: A Day in My Life as an ESL Teacher
[ 1 ] May 21, 2010

Video: A Day in My Life as an ESL Teacher

Do you want to see what my day is like teaching 5 very enthusiastic, loud, sometimes badly behaved children!?? Maybe I will regret putting a video of me doing the chicken dance while wearing a paper sombrero on the internet, but hey that’s what I do in my lessons!!!

Mime Conversationalist
[ 8 ] May 9, 2010

Mime Conversationalist

Living in China, I often find myself in situations when I start to wonder how I’ve survived living here for this long speaking such minimal Mandarin. But that’s where being a being a mime conversationalist is my saving grace.

The Unlikely Adventuress
[ 3 ] May 1, 2010

The Unlikely Adventuress

By popular demand I have added a new section to my blog called the “The Unlikely Adventuress”.This is the humorous (well that’s up to you) sarcastic side of my travels and adventures in my everyday life.

My biff with shopping in China
[ 12 ] May 1, 2010

My biff with shopping in China

Cheap clothes, really cheap clothes, I must have been dreaming. That was until I was rudely awoken by the shop assistant telling me I could not try on that really cute dress!

The Great Wall Workout
[ 13 ] April 18, 2010

The Great Wall Workout

The Great Wall of China, the star of epic historical tales and one of the seven wonders of the medieval world. I thought it would be a nice easy stroll. How wrong I was!!!

Welcome to my Neighbourhood
[ 11 ] April 16, 2010

Welcome to my Neighbourhood

I love living in China. I’m surrounded by fascinating quirks everyday that feed my curiosity for culture. The contrast of my neighbourhood is both astounding and interesting. I feel so privileged to live here, see it and experience this whole other life.

The toilet exploded and then…
[ 13 ] March 29, 2010

The toilet exploded and then…

You would think that the toilet exploding would be bad enough for one day but oh no this day had much more install for me!!!