Tag: living in China

You Know you Live in Beijing When…

This is a tongue-in-cheek post about what it’s like to live in Beijing. Some of my friends were nice enough to offer some thoughts about their time living here as well.   You Know you Live in Beijing When: You’ve accidentally peed on yourself while using a squat toilet. You’re completely used to people staring […]

Read More »

How NOT to Find a Job Teaching English in China (Part 2)

This is part two of a four-part series about my experience finding a job, and teaching English in China. For part one click here.   Surprisingly, I slept like a baby, and was woken by the putrid smell of the mattress, where my face was squished and my mouth wide open. I braved the shower and […]

Read More »

How NOT to Find a Job Teaching English In China (Part One)

As most people know, my time in China has been a complete rollercoaster. I’ve decided to write about my experience finding a job here, so that anyone thinking about teaching English in China can learn what not to do. However if I wrote one post about my experience it would be well over 2000 words long, so I’ll be splitting […]

Read More »

Weird Things in China: Sleeping in Public

If there’s one thing I admire about the Chinese, it’s their ability to fall asleep anywhere. As a self-confessed “princess” when it comes to sleep, I’m continually amazed at how the Chinese can catch a few zzzz’s when ever they feel like it. I can’t sleep in planes, trains, or cars. I usually sleep sprawled on my […]

Read More »

5 Chinese New Year Resolutions for my New Life in China

It’s now less than two weeks until I pack up my apartment and move to Beijing!  And considering it was Chinese New Year last night, I decided I need some resolutions for this year. I’m not entirely sure if the Chinese actually do the whole resolution thing, but I guess I’ll discover that when I […]

Read More »