Wearing radiation-proof maternity clothes to get a seat on the subway

One weekend after I find out that I’m pregnant, I go to buy some comfy clothes with a Chinese friend. When we are done with shopping and eat lunch, she says: “You should buy radiation-proof clothes. These are specially made for pregnant women and if you wear such a dress, people will offer you their […]

“Are foreigners and Chinese the same?”

A four-year old girl is sitting right next to me on the subway. She looks at me and asks her mother: “Mum, are foreigners and Chinese the same?” I answer her instead: “Almost.” She looks at me surprised, and asks her mother again: “Mum, why can she speak Chinese?” I tell her: “I’ve studied it […]