Monthly Archives: June 2012

Reasons to Love Life in China

I thought I’d try to make a list of the best things about living in China, in no particular order. A Simpler Life – I really don’t miss having a dryer or a dishwasher. It is satisfying (in a way similar to shopping at the local market) to hang up my clothes to dry (in […]

A Trip to the Russian Circus in China

I have to say I was a little nervous about going to the circus in China, as China is not exactly famous for it’s safety precautions. The last thing in the world I want is for my children to watch a tiger eat somebody or see somebody fall to their death right while they watch […]

Our Fair City

Here’s a look (if you have some time on your hands) of some of the beautiful sights Tianjin (mostly downtown) has to offer. A friend said it was the most well-preserved European city she had seen in China. I never get tired of exploring it.

Piper the Artist

Piper has been obsessively painting in her room at naptime, and has come out with the most delightful creations, so I thought I’d share a few. I do believe this represents about 10% of her work over the last three days.

School and a Maid

I am sitting on my couch at 10:45 in the morning, on my computer, and yet somehow, my house is being cleaned and my children are being cared for. This is the end result of a whirlwind of confusion and miscommunication, and some just pure awfulness with a mixed-feelings ending that can only happen to […]