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Escaping Conformity in the US and China

In this latest installment of “Dispatches …” we look at conformity in the US and China, and how living abroad can give you the tools to deal with society’s demands at home

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Chengdu Life

How to Live in Chengdu

In my time I’ve learned a few things about living in China, which I humbly offer here. Call them Pro Tips to life in China, if you will.

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Chengdu pollution

How To Handle Chengdu’s Pollution Like a Pro

Pollution in Chengdu has always been present, but it’s gotten worse recently. Here’s how you can deal with it like a pro.

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White Monkey podcast

Podcast Ep. #8: White Monkey Work

In this episode of the podcast we discuss White Monkey work: a colloquial term which encompasses all the odd-jobs that we’re qualified to do simply by virtue of being foreigners.

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Hongmi 1S

From iPhone to China’s Best Budget Smartphone: Hongmi 1S Review

Xiaomi has been making huge waves in the smartphone industry. And at 800 rmb, the Hongmi 1S was too tempting to ignore. Here’s my review of it and its MIUI interface.

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What's New in the 'Du

Podcast Ep. #7: What’s New in March 2015

This episode of the podcast is a run-down of what’s new in Chengdu in March, 2015. Including smog documentaries, Johnny 5’s Donuts, the Bookworm Literary Festival, and more.

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Mike's Pizza Kitchen

Podcast Ep. #6: Inside Mike’s Pizza Kitchen

In this episode we speak to Mike of Mike’s Pizza Kitchen and get an inside look into arguably Chengdu’s most beloved expat eatery.

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Love & dating podcast

Podcast Ep. #5: Love & Dating in China

What’s being on China’s biggest dating show like? We talk about this and more in this episode of the podcast about love and relationships.

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