About Me

Welcome to my blog!

Me in Xi'an

Me in Xi’an

My name is Linda and I first came to China in 2012, while I was studying foreign languages (one of them being Mandarin) and business in Germany. Finally in June 2012, I got to visit Beijing with my Chinese course. However, long before that I knew I wanted to go abroad and live in China.

After my graduation in 2012 I decided to make my dream come true and move to China. I lived in Guangzhou working for a German online marketing company. However, I could only spend a total of 8 months in this beautiful country when I had to go to the US to finish my Bachelor’s degree. But my passion for the Middle Kingdom has grown so strong that I moved back in 2014 and currently live in Changsha, Hunan Province. 

Mission

GLOW2During my time in China I have learned to see the world differently and I also fell in love with this country. I write about everything China-related. 

Interracial relationships with Asian men is also a key topic of my blog, since I dated a Chinese guy back in Guangzhou and am now in a (long-distance) relationship with a Korean.

However, anyone interested in China and Korea, if female or not, will find interesting information about two of the greatest countries in the world on my blog! Please also follow me on Twitter and Pinterest!

Chinese level

I have studied Mandarin since 2010. After studying the language for about 1.5 years I passed HSK 2 in Munich, Germany. When I came to China in October 2012, I continued taking Chinese classes and passed HSK 3 in December 2012. Currently, I am preparing for HSK 4 🙂

Korea

Wearing traditional Hanbok...

Jeongsu and me wearing Hanbok

My love for Korea started when falling in love with my Korean boyfriend. Now, I not only write about China but also Korea-related topics and the

Korean language. I visited South Korea in June 2014 for the first time.

Being in an intercultural relationship with a Korean man gives me a good insight in the Asian/Korean culture and the difference and similarities between Korea and China or especially the West.

Other Languages

I have had a passion for foreign languages all my life: I studied French for 8 years, Spanish for 5, Chinese for 4 years and now also started learning Korean.


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29 thoughts on “About Me

  1. It is quite fascinating to know there are individuals around the world who embrace the Chinese culture and language! I’m currently a student in the United States, intending to minor in Chinese and I found your blog to be very intriguing. I hope there will be more culturally-aware Americans in the near future. Good luck, Linda on your life journey!

  2. What an impressive resume 🙂
    I also LOVE the new layout for your blog. And I was also abroad in Japan from 2012 – 2013, so I guess we both fell in love with our respective countries around the same time~

  3. Great stuff, Linda. It’s awesome discovering other expats who have developed a love for China. My wife and I just moved here three months ago and we’ve definitely fallen in love with this country. Lots of culture shock, but lots of pure joy as well.

  4. Nope, it’s just me and my wife. We’d been living in Hong Kong for a couple years and then decided to wanted to dive deeper into Chinese culture, so now we’re both here studying the language.

    Are you still working for the Germany marketing company, or have you progressed to another job?

  5. Hi,
    Hope everything is going well in your life!
    I’m Nancy and am a freelancer. During searching I found your blog http://lindalivinginchina.com/ very interesting.
    The writer in me is yearning to contribute a piece for your blog, maybe around 400-500 words, or whatever you are okay with.
    I will feel very happy to write for your blog.
    Awaiting your positive response.
    Regards,
    Nancy

  6. Hi Linda,

    My name’s Calvin. I found your blog on facebook AMWF page and have been reading everything here like it’s my last day on earth 🙂 Just can’t tell enough of how much I like your stuff here. Excellent writing, beautiful pics and at the same time, very informative. Thank you for all the good work

    About me, I’m a guy growing up and living in Guangzhou for 23 years then studied in Melbourne, Australia and spent 6 years here ever since.

    Like you said, it’s just hard to find any girl that might be interested in Asian guys at oversea. I’ve met an adorable white girl that showed interest at the beginning but decided she just wanted to stay with guys of the same race in the end.

    I guess I was just dumb LOL. Hmmmmmm, maybe I can get some pro tips from your blog? Pretty sure I will.

    Thank you very much for all the good writings and photos. Keep up the good stuff.

    Hope you have a wonderful day. 祝你有美好的一天.

    Best Wishes,
    Calvin

      • Thanks for asking. I feel like if I’m gonna share a story, it will be about a relationship that gets the chance to start.

        As much as all that the viewers of your blog could learn from a fail relationship, a successful and happy-ending story is more of a funny and enjoyable read and at the same time, would encourage more of my fellow Asian buddies to walk out of their safe zone.

        I believe that a man deserves a girlfriend only as awesome as he is and that’s why I’m working really really hard right now. One day, when I find that girl, I will not hold back. It will be a great story that’s gonna make everyone jealous. XD Fingers cross the wait would be short.

        When that day comes, I promise you I will share it 😀

  7. Dear Linda,

    My name is Joyce and I work for ExpatFinder.com.
    ExpatFinder.com is a free one stop website for people preparing to move or working and living overseas. We provide a myriad of services for expatriates and we have over 2,000 articles to help and support the people moving around the world and we are now creating an interview section to help the expats with real life experiences!
    We quite enjoy your blog about living in China, it is very interesting and informative. Would it be possible to interview you to further share some of your tips and feature some of your first hand experience as an Expatand your interview will be published on our Expat Interview section as a guide for our expat readers. The questions are mainly about the day to day lifestyle of an expat. If it would be possible, could you also send some photographs that we can use?
    Of course, if you accept, we can add a link to your blog or some of your website.
    The questions are enclosed, feel free to respond freely. You can return the doc with your answers if you accept this invitation.
    Thanks in advance and do let me know if you prefer other means to conduct this interview and we would be happy to accommodate your terms.

    Best regards,
    Joyce

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