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Mosquito Attack

Before we moved to China I took some Mandarin lessons. I learned things like greetings, numbers, and telling time. Little did I know that one of the first new words I would learn after moving would be for an insect. Wénzi蚊子, (mosquito) is now my nemesis, and part of...

House Quirks

There are some things in our Shanghai house that make me chuckle. Here are just a couple. 1) The faucets. My faucets are labeled Kalt and Caldo. His are Caldo and Warm. Hmm….. Mix and match languages and meanings. I had to look up some of the meanings, and...

How Much Was That?

When you’re in another country, or state for that matter, one of the first things you miss is the food. I remember a previous move from the midwest to the west coast of the US missing a particular ice cream and chili…. Moving to a new country, it’s...