December 6, 2013 30 Comments
Renovating an apartment is usually reserved for rich people, but I rented out a cheap shell and marshaled my forces to create the compound I have always dreamt of. Or a version of it at least.
January 7, 2013 26 Comments
China’s economy is growing faster than any other, but even with all of the great changes some things never change. Like the need for a cheap, all-purpose handyman.
December 20, 2012 16 Comments
Something has recently been brought to my attention about marriage in China that has led to a shift in my perspective. It truly is a man’s world.
October 15, 2012 22 Comments
The cheap, comfy Chengdu we once knew is on its way out. In its place emerges an economic powerhouse in the making, putting a pinch on wallets across the city.
February 9, 2012 51 Comments
If you’re in Chengdu or thinking about coming to Chengdu, there are a few preparations you should make. Brendan spells out the details after a year of integrating into the city.
December 5, 2011 17 Comments
We chuckled at the “foreigner only” Tianfu International Complex when it was first announced, but now that the complex is coming online and filling homes, we wonder who gets the last laugh.
November 15, 2011 34 Comments
Buying a home in China might be a great investment, but you can’t be too prepared for catastrophe.
January 29, 2010 27 Comments
A foreigner only housing complex will be completed in October 2010, according to Chengdu Daily. In an effort to maintain the districts “purity,” though, none of the units are for sale.
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