Living a Dream in China

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Living a Dream in China
Blog about life, study and relationship in Guangzhou. Follow a journey of a Finnish girl in China and find out how she made her biggest dream come true.
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  • Chinese lessons in Guangzhou are continuing in September 1 week ago I’ve gotten emails asking when do I resume teaching Chinese and I thought it’s best to share the plans in a blog post as well. Chinese lessons are continuing in September! I’ll arrive back to Guangzhou a bit earlier than planned, on the first week of September. After that I’ll need to find...
  • Summer in Finland 2 weeks ago It’s the last Summer month in Finland and we are in the middle of our holiday. Next in the agenda is to visit Tampere and Helsinki! My home town is small and one day is enough to visit all then”sights”. Now that my mother’s vacation is over and my little brother will be back to […]
  • 5 reasons to love China 3 weeks ago For some reason my old blog post, 5 reasons to hate China, has been widely read and misunderstood through the years. I thought it’s time to give my five reasons why I still love living in China. 1. Chinese food I thought I liked Chinese food before but only until I moved to China in […]
  • How to keep on learning Chinese: Do something fun! 3 weeks ago It’s easy to lose motivation to study Chinese, especially on a Summer vacation when all sorts of things compete of your attention. Open a textbook or go to the beach? I won’t blame you for choosing the latter. But what can we do in order to keep on learning and not forgetting everything before...
  • Staying in China while others leave 1 month ago Most foreigners leave China at some point. Maybe their job contract comes to an end or they move back home for their kids education. Often China is just a temporary home for expats, a place that will only be in memories. I also often get asked how long I’ll stay in China. My situation is […]

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Prachi
17:02 PM July 09, 2013

I came across this blog while going through a number of blogs written by foreigners living in China. Being the extraordinary experience it is, China has a lot to offer from a completely different culture to many different places to see. I enjoy reading this blog from time to time as it is an honest and is straight from the heart of the blogger, so much so that the readers can relate to, specially the ones who have experience living in China.

Wes Strickland
22:06 PM July 10, 2013

I really like this blog. I live in Atlanta in the US, and my wife (of 11 years) is originally from Guangzhou, so I was happy to find someone with a Western perspective to tell me a little about the city life there. The writer is very good at taking the pulse of the world around her. She has unusual experiences and is brave and honest about her reactions. She has a very good attitude towards her life in China, but pulls few punches - a real person in a real place. She has a good heart, and that shows through, too. I've spent a few months in other parts of China, and her take on the life of the foreigner rings true. I know that I can stay on top of things in faraway Guangzhou as long as she keeps writing!

Jason Cullen
20:29 PM July 14, 2013

I lived in China for 7 years, including one in Guangzhou, and I was looking for information on universities in Guangzhou when I found this blog. I can say this is one of the best blogs on China. Most of them are alright, as they will bring at least one person's view of that great big unwieldy beast we know and love. But this blog has the right balance between a tried-and-true expat who understands both the language and the culture (without getting all lecture-y or preachy) and that of a newbie ready to explore everything and anything, and she really can't wait for you to come, too. I would recommend this blog to both people prepared for a serious move to China or to people who are just passing through.

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