Quick and Easy Congee Recipe

on Apr 4, 2018

You may be thinking you stumbled onto a food blog or recipe site, but we’re really here to talk about language learning. The point of this post is (1) to give the poor oatmeal suffers some variety and (2) connect a bit with the Chinese culture as we continue to learn the language.

Splitting the Check in China

on Dec 28, 2015

Do not try to go Dutch in China. If you absolutely must split the check, here’s the information you need.

It Was Only 1 Letter

on Jun 29, 2015

My daughter likes soy sauce…a lot. In my attempt to order it for her, I dropped a letter from the Pinyin final causing confusion for the waitress and amusement for our fellow diners.

20 Amazing Days in China

on Jun 26, 2015

This was my 2nd trip to China, but in a lot of ways, it felt like my first. In 2008, I traveled to China to adopt my daughter so the trip was preplanned with guides and drivers helping us almost daily. This time, it was different. I went off the beaten path to places where foreign tourists rarely travel.

Of Adapters, Converters, and Transformers: Power in China

on May 20, 2015

After my previous trip to China, I wrote this post on our personal blog so other families traveling for adoption wouldn’t have to do quite so much research determining what products they might need. As I begin preparing for my upcoming trip, I found the post and thought readers of the blog might find this information useful.