• Living in China,  My Life

    Christmas in China

    This year was my fourth Christmas spent in China, far away from my family and relatives. Last year was my first Christmas with my boyfriend Alan and he took great care of me while I was sick in bed. He…

  • Living in China,  My Life

    Winter without heating in Guangzhou

    It doesn’t snow in Guangzhou and the temperature doesn’t go below zero, but that doesn’t mean it’s always Summer in Guangzhou either. One of the big surprises that living in Guangzhou has  brought me are the cold winters. Yangtze River…

  • Traveling Around China

    Train travel in China

    In four years I’ve traveled in China by train at least for 165 hours. I’ve tried soft sleeper, hard sleeper, standing ticket changed to hard seat and comfortable soft seat in a bullet train. I’ve traveled alone, with my boyfriend,…

  • Dating Chinese Men,  My Life

    Our Finnish-Chinese Love Story

    Yesterday, one year ago, I met my boyfriend Alan. It was 8th of December 2012 and I was invited to a Finnish pre-Christmas party in Foshan. It was held in a luxurious expat home of a Finnish family and I…