• Studying Chinese

    A 2-year-old learning Chinese and Finnish

    When our daughter started speaking she spoke mostly Cantonese as she was home with a nanny a lot. But now Mandarin had completely replaced it and Finnish is a good second. At home I speak Finnish with Anna and my…

  • Living in China,  My Life

    Living in China without ayi

    Life before From Summer 2016 until Summer 2017 we had a full-time ayi, a nanny who took care of our daughter, cleaned and cooked. She lived with us five days per week. During that year we got so spoiled! Dinner…

  • My Life

    There is no place I’d rather be

    I’ve been living in Guangzhou since March 2010 and it’s often been a rollercoaster ride with ups and downs. I’ve gotten my dream wedding day here, I’ve stayed in a hospital for over a week. I’ve struggled to make long…