I met my husband in China when I was studying abroad in college and I just stuck around to be with him (debatable if that was the real reason). This lead to an array of different jobs and lots of travel. After about 5 years, we both moved to America where we now live.

Since we always spoke Mandarin with each other, we still speak Mandarin at home. It makes for a great “secret” language when out in public too! My Inlaws live with us on and off and do not speak Mandarin. This means our 2 adorable little ones are learning 2 dialects of Chinese and probably English too. It also means that stereotypes need not apply when it comes to any of my relationships – see white girl living with Chinese Inlaws.

We travel back to China regularly and regularly have Chinese friends and family staying for extended visits. I feel like I live between 2 worlds or sometimes in a completely different microcosm that is Chinese American culture. Sometimes I can’t believe how unexpected my life is.

Mostly now, my life is about my babies who are expedly as beautiful and intelligent as people stereotype half white/Chinese babies to be.






9 responses to “About

  1. As a foreigner living in China, I love reading your blog! So relatable!

  2. thereo

    Hi admire your courage and learn a completely new things in life, experiencing new culture, immersing oneself to look from the inside instead of imagining from the outside. Keep it up!

    By the way, in your 2nd paragraph of “About me”, marring a Chinese man and such…. I think you made a point by saying that your blog is to maintain your mother language. Hope you could update soon. The definition is completely changed after typo. 🙂

  3. Hi, I found your blog. You are brave! I look forward to reading your blog. I have a few Chinese friends, i am a japanese. i know a few Japanese who lived in china.. i am interested in what an american see in daily life in china.

  4. quiang

    nice Chinese name

  5. Manny

    “Unlike other people, the purpose of my blog is simply to prevent the inevitable deterioration of my English and perhaps improve a bit on my Chinese.”

    Hey Girl,
    If you want to prevent the inevitable deterioration of your English, then do the following:
    1) go out once in awhile with some of your fellow White girls and create havoc in the town;
    2) go and try to get wild with the girls just as White girls do; and
    3) try to wear some low cut skirt and attract the attention of some White boys (or Western men) and speak to them (without actually letting them seduce you as you are a married woman after all).
    This should be the cure to preven the deterioration of your English skills.

    • Ridiculous

      “Manny” — FYI your English is terrible. Remedial courses are in order prior to you dishing out any ‘advice’ to others. Douche.

  6. Manny

    Oops! I meant to write “prevent.”

  7. 你好 周佳逸,

    I really like your blog – it’s incredibly educating. I am editing an online culture magazine and was wondering if we could republish some of your blogposts? If you would be interested, simply send us an email editor[at]the-re-view[dot]org

    We’re non-profit, so we don’t pay. We want to make interesting cultural information available online, and I think your writing would be perfect for that.

    Would love to hear from you,

    The Re|view

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