Except for sharing some of my travel stories, I also want to share little everyday conversations with you. Although sometimes really short, these conversations are what will make me smile at the end of the day. For those wondering why someone might choose to live in China, I hope that these conversations are also what will make you understand some of the reasons.
About me: Hi, Iím R., an Austrian graphic designer and graduate of Chinese studies in my mid-20s. Iím currently living and working as an art director in Shenzhen, China, a beautiful city of more than 15 million right across the border from Hongkong.
?At what age did you start learning Chinese folk dance?? The fitness studio I recently started going to offers Chinese folk dance classes. The first time I go to the dancing class it’s filled with women in their 40s and 50s. I seem to be one of the younger ones ? together with the teacher, who is the only male person in the room. The […]... Wed, 11 Dec 2013 16:00:44
On staying at your in-law?s and cultural differences While staying at my in-laws, my MIL does everything for me. She cooks, washes the dishes, makes our bed, cleans our room, heats up my medicine, washes the clothes and accompanies me no matter where I go. She holds my hand (well, actually it’s rather a grasping of my wrist), not only if we have... Mon, 09 Dec 2013 16:00:15
?Before marriage, you?ll have a lot of pressure? In August 2013 I start going to the gym. When I have my first training, my trainer, a guy probably not much older than me, asks me: “Are you married?” He’s fast to go on: “In your culture that question would probably be inappropriate for me to ask, wouldn’t it?” I... Sat, 07 Dec 2013 08:15:53
?I always take my bike? Right across the street from our building is a guy in his 50s who repairs all different kinds of things. One day in the summer of 2013, I take my bike to him to repair a puncture. While he’s mending the wheel, he starts chatting with me. He: “Where are you from?” I: “I’... Wed, 04 Dec 2013 16:00:13
Top 10 posts on China Elevator Stories, post 51-100 In celebration of publishing the 100th blog post on China Elevator Stories today, I’ll take a look at the top 10 posts of posts 51-100: 10. “What are you doing to get pregnant?” My co-workers share tips on how to get pregnant one day at dinner. 9. Guest Post: Be Careful What You Te... Mon, 02 Dec 2013 16:00:05