GIVEAWAY: Skinfood Nail Polish!

This week we have a special GIVEAWAY! I am giving away one nail polish from the Korean beauty brand SKINFOOD! Enter to win:  1. Like & Share the post on Facebook! 2. Like me on Facebook if you haven’t yet!

Liebster Award!

It also happened to me! I was awarded with a Liebster Award! Before this nomination, I had no clue what this award was but I did my research and for those who also don’t know about it, here’s a short explanation: “The Liebster Blog Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less…

Using English – View of an Asian Living in the U.S.

This is an interesting guest post written by my friend HJ from Korea. He has been living in the US for a long time calling it his second home but still, English can be quite tricky. He even developed a new term “English for earning money” vs. “English for spending money”. Very interesting insights! Here’s…

China News: Are Chinese Tourists Really Rude?

Right before Chinese National Day on October 1,  the government published a Guidebook for Civilized Tourism, which is supposed to educate Chinese tourists about how to behave when traveling – especially abroad. Soon after that, the Internet was flooded with articles and posts such as “Why are Chinese tourists so rude?” etc. Apparently, Chinese tourists were…

The Hardest Chinese Characters 最难写的汉字

Today I have something special for you: my first blog post about a Mandarin Chinese topic. I have been studying Mandarin for 3 years now and passed HSK 3 in December of last year. Right now, I am preparing for HSK 4. Some Chinese learners start learning the language by only studying Pinyin; but at…

Happy Chinese National Day! 国庆节快乐!

Today it’s finally here, October 1st, the economic wonder of China is turning 64! This means, today, exactly 64 years ago, Mao Zedong founded the People’s Republic of China with a ceremony held on Tiananmen Square. If you want to skip the history lesson ahead continue reading at “What do see and do on October 1st…

The Pros and Cons of Being a Western Woman in China

Even though there’s already many blog posts about this topic, I would also like to share my personal experience about being a Western women in China. As Sara Jaaksola described in her blog post “Being a Western Woman in China”, there’s not a lot of foreign women living in China, or at least in our Chinese…

The Problem of China’s Building Boom

I have been wanting to write a blog post about China’s building boom for a long time and now here it is! The building boom in China is a very complex topic which has been going on for the past years and I think everyone who is interested in China should be familiar with what…

Quick Announcement: Tweet Tweet Twitter Account!!!

This is just a quick announcement about my new Twitter account! From now on you can also follow me on Twitter!! I am very happy to finally set up my own twitter where I will be posting China specific topics and links to music, videos, news etc. etc. about China!  You are very welcome to…

Chinese Song of the Week: Hakuna Matata!

I haven’t really postet any songs lately so this time I decided to look at the Chinese version of Hakuna Matata from The Lion King! I love Disney and its songs are legendary! Every child (and adult) knows it and loves it: Hakuna Matata. Of course, we all know it is Swahili for “There are…