Home is where the heart (and your bed) is.

With Typhoon Mangkhut brewing in the distance, we've been busy prepping our apartment for the storm and making sure we're ready to hunker down here for a few days if necessary. We've brought in all the laundry that was hanging to dry on our balcony, stocked up on food, and made sure that we have …

Continue reading Home is where the heart (and your bed) is.

Advertisements

It’s Raining! It’s pouring! (our new normal)

There is a big difference between knowing something intellectually and knowing it experientially.  Take the rain in Shenzhen, for instance.  I knew that the city got a lot of rain in the summer, but I hadn't experienced that rain for myself. We got caught in our first rainstorm less than a week after we arrived. …

Continue reading It’s Raining! It’s pouring! (our new normal)

Lost in Translation: When the ordinary becomes extraordinarily difficult.

I've sat down to write this blog post 3 times, and each time I struggle to get started.  Each day is a new experience, and what was challenging yesterday is no big deal today.  One week ago, we were trapped outside in a rainstorm and the only way to get from point A to point …

Continue reading Lost in Translation: When the ordinary becomes extraordinarily difficult.