Monthly Archives : February 2016

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WHEN IN SHANGHAI,SPEAK AS THE SHANGHAINESE DO!

29Feb,2016

I will never forget my first day in our beloved sin city of Shanghai. After reaching my Mandarin class by bus without getting lost, a girl from the class who would later become my best friend commented, ‘Seems like your…

IF HAPPY-EVER-AFTER DOES EXIST, WHY NOT EXPRESS IT LIKE THIS?!

20Feb,2016

Alright,  we  have covered quite a few useful topics here already: sex, cheating, divorce, drinking…. daily life in Shanghai. The other day, during my evening jog  I deliberated intensely about what might still be missing  and got enlightened – it’s…

4 THINGS THAT WILL MAKE YOU FALL IN LOVE WITH XIAMEN!

17Feb,2016

It was inevitable that I would visit Xiamen one day. Why? My Chinese host mum that I used to live with as an AuPair in Shanghai – Coco –  is Xiamen’s native and I have always  had an open invitation…

GOT YOUR BUCKET LIST ? MAKE SURE IT INCLUDES MALDIVES!

12Feb,2016

My trip to Maldives was not planned at all. It was a ‘requirement’ of my AuPair program in China and a gift from fate. As I mentioned in my previous post, I had to read  the email from my host…

TOP HIGHLIGHTS OF MY UNIQUE AUPAIR LIFE IN CHENGDU

6Feb,2016

My life in China started in a very peculiar way. I arrived here thanks to  an AuPair ( later dubbed  ‘Cultural Ambassador’) program, to learn Chinese and immerse into local culture. For those unaware – a quick explanation. AuPair is…