Unlike in the States where we’ve learned to be more accepting of different body types, in China commenting on someone’s weight isn’t unusual. My Chinese friends explained that these unsolicited “observations” weren’t necessarily an insult or to be intentionally rude. Nonetheless, as an American in China for 9 years, it’s a cultural difference I never understood but begrudgingly tolerated.Continue reading “I got the &@#% Slapped Of Me, Chinese Slapping Massage”
My Go-to-Girl for Massage-Qingdao, China
In my previous post about Chinese massage, I describe how a good weekly massage is the answer to a long, happy, youthful life. I’ve tried other places (cheap and expensive), but my go to girl for massage for the last couple of years has been Shirley. Based on where you are located, she comes to your home. She communicates pretty well in English so if your Chinese isn’t great, you’re covered there on some level.
Mai Dao Island, Qingdao China
The last couple of weekends in Qingdao, China have been gorgeous. We took advantage of the beautiful weather to marvel at the new waterfront board walk connecting Yinhai all the way to Shilaoren beach, and the newly landscaped Mai Dao Island.