Author Archives: Faye A.

On expat life: Home is where your mind is.

I’ve been in China for 3 years now. Do I miss home? You mean France? No, I don’t miss living in France (the cheese, of course, one never gets over that…). Is Shanghai my home now? I thought so at one point, … Continue reading

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Hole-y shit!

Have you heard of (or seen) China’s crotchless trousers worn by many of the offspring here? You can get somewhat of an eyeful here. It can be difficult to sympathize with this supposedly hygiene-friendly attire when it comes bobbing past you during … Continue reading

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The elation of the ‘click’ – old post

Some people go through life without once doubting where they are headed. Glitches don’t deter them; it’s just what they gotta do. There is a reason Bill Gates dropped out of school. He knew, felt something much deeper guide his … Continue reading

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The 26-year itch.

The raving 20s. Not that wild decade where Paris was the literati center of the world and Shanghai that of expatriate decadence—no, I’m talking about that stage of life that is like no other in terms of how different the … Continue reading

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Education is everything.

Outside a busy metro station.

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Reason 1 for growing out your pinky nail (CLICK on his pinky).

So I’m learning how to make GIFs! Click on the Chinese man. I’m trying to add text and match the frames but knowing me and how good I am at this stuff, it’s going to take time! Patience! I still … Continue reading

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(Not quite) Embracing Chinese culture.

I met a person the other day who posed me an interesting question. Upon learning that I spoke Chinese, he asked me if I’d ever had a Chinese boyfriend whilst I was here. When I said no, he asked me … Continue reading

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