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Articles you missed while I was somewhere else

Busy times! Here’s a quick update on articles you missed while I was writing somewhere else: First Time vs. Second Time Mom in China (WWAM Bam!) People in China react completely differently to me when they see me with my two children vs. only…

WWAM Bam!

WWAM Bam! Join our awesome new group blog

Just at the start of the new year, WWAM Bam! (short for Western Women & Asian Men, Breaking All Molds), a group blog by Western women who love Asian men, has launched. You’ll find posts written by great bloggers like Jocelyn of Speaking of China, Susan Blumberg-Kason (author of Good Chinese Wife),  Laura of Our Chinese…

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Four years of China Elevator Stories: Top posts 2016

Dear reader, so much has happened these last four years. More than four years ago, I came to China solo with only a suitcase and a backpack. I traveled, worked, met my husband, traveled a little more, married, had a child…

Christmas giveaway

China Elevator Stories Christmas giveaway

For this year’s Christmas, I’ve prepared a little giveaway. As a thank you to my readers, I’m giving away 5 sets of illustrations from the blog with 10 cards each. Only people with an address in mainland China can take…

countryside in Jilin province, China

China Elevator Stories is 2 and a little

My blog is a little over 2 years old. To celebrate this anniversary and to reflect on this year (which hasn’t come to an end yet, but still) and the one before that, I’d like to walk you through some…

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Top 10 posts on China Elevator Stories, post 151-200

Today not only marks the 200th post on China Elevator Stories, but also my son’s 100 days celebration and our flight back to China (that’s three coincidences). Many of these last 50 posts are connected to being pregnant in China and this also…

China Elevator Stories has a new design

Update: The blog move is done! I hope you’ll enjoy the new design just as much as I do. Please let me know if you experience any problems with the subscription to my blog or other related issues. I’m currently in…

Top 10 posts on China Elevator Stories, post 101-150

In celebration of publishing the 150th blog post on China Elevator Stories today, I’ll take a look at the top 10 posts, posts 101-150: 10. Guest post: “My wife thinks I have a lover” A repair guy talks about his relationship…

2013 in review

I’d like to share this summary of my stats for 2013 with you. Just received it from wordpress. Thanks to everyone who has dropped by, read, shared, liked and followed China Elevator Stories in 2013. Here’s an excerpt: The concert…

Top 10 posts on China Elevator Stories, post 51-100

In celebration of publishing the 100th blog post on China Elevator Stories today, I’ll take a look at the top 10 posts of posts 51-100: 10. “What are you doing to get pregnant?” My co-workers share tips on how to…

1st anniversary of China Elevator Stories

I started writing this blog one year ago. In celebration of China Elevator Stories’ first anniversary and for all of you who haven’t been following this blog right from the beginning, I’d like to share five early conversations with you:…

Guest Post: Be Careful What You Teach Your Kids

Today I’m featuring a guest post by Nicki Chen who blogs at Behind the Story. The first time I came across her blog was when Nicki had just published her fourth post. Four sounds like a small number, but every…

The Liebster Award and blog recommendations

I’m honoured to have been nominated for the Liebster Award by the writer of the blog Out For A Long Lunch who posts delicious recipes and mouth-watering pics of the dishes (don’t read this blog if you’re hungry, it will…

Interview on blogexpat.com

I’m staying at my in-laws’ and won’t be back in Shenzhen until next week. I’ve written quite a few articles while traveling around Jilin province and  staying at my in-laws’ to be published soon on this blog. Until then, you…