Dating a Chinese Man (and the unwanted presents that come with it)

“How are things with you and your Shanghai man?” I ask J on the phone as I slurp some coffee and munch on toast.”I hear you have dinner with his family every weekend?  Seems like things are getting serious.” “Mary, I’m going to have a breakdown,” J sighs heavily on the phone. “His mom did … Continue reading Dating a Chinese Man (and the unwanted presents that come with it)

Multilinguialism: Just Another Diagnosis for Split Personality Disorder?

Winter has descended on Shanghai.  I’m wearing four layers of pajamas, snuggled underneath two sets of comforters, and sipping on a piping hot cup of Jasmine tea. As I burrow myself deeper underneath the covers and try to escape the force that is winter in Shanghai, I browse various articles online..  While reading the Economist … Continue reading Multilinguialism: Just Another Diagnosis for Split Personality Disorder?