Chinese Vocab and Expressions: 剩女

Today’s Chinese word is 剩女 (shèng nǚ). 剩 (shèng): to be left over (eg. 剩下的 – shèngxià de – that which has been left over) 女(nǚ): female (eg. 女孩子 – nǚháizi – girl) “剩女必看:拥有10种特质,男人绝对娶你回家“ “shèngnǚ bìkān: yōngyǒu 10 zhǒng tèzhì, nánrén juéduì qǔ nǐ huíjiā” “Leftover girls must read this: If you have these 10 characteristics, guys will definitely marry…

Differences Between China and Korea

Now that I’m only a few weeks away from going back to Korea to visit my boyfriend Jeongsu, I started thinking about some major differences between China and South Korea. Even though they are both Asian countries and located pretty close to each other, you would think the two countries must be pretty similar. Indeed,…

一个洋妞在中国的各种狗血经历

I am so happy to introduce my first Chinese blog post! It’s a translated version of “The Pros and Cons of Being a Western Woman in China“, which I published September 22, 2013. I’d like to thank my loyal reader and friend Liam for translating it into Chinese. 虽然有很多关于此类话题的博客,但是我仍然想分享我在中国的各种狗血经历。 就像 Sara Jaaksola的博客““Being a Western Woman in China”写的那样,并没有很多西方女性生活在中国,至少来说,我的第二故乡广州是这样的。…