Joining the She-commerce Revolution as a Female Entrepreneur in China

The Emerging Growth of Women Entrepreneurs...more

"Mind Art" Project Enables Disabled to Create Art via Brain Waves

Creating art is a physical and mental endeavor usually translated by using one's eyes and hands. A new technology in China may push the boundaries of how art can be created and enable the disabled to create art....more

Photo: Best Photo

At last! I managed to finish ALL the NaBloPoMo posts for May! Woohoo! Not all the posts were done on time on the day they were supposed to go up, but I persevered in doing them all! The best part was creating new photos and going back to some old ones, reinforcing a lifelong love for photography....more

Photo: Action

One of Shanghai's bustling roads during a non-busy time. This was taken on a trip to China in 2006.What bustling cities have you visited? Let me know in the comments!Thanks for reading!Ciao! Paula...more

27 Days Apart

Jacqui 27 Days ApartIt's been twenty-seven days already?! This month passed by in a whim; it didn't even seem that long after all. Gee, what have I been doing these 27 lonely days...?...more

Storytime Adoption

Each night when my youngest goes to bed we read a story as part of our bedtime routine.  We have plenty of stories of her favorite cartoon characters, princesses and talking animals to choose from, but it’s the adoption books she loves best....more

Dear Birth Mother

Dear Birth Mother, Happy Birthday to our little girl who turns 5 today.  I can’t believe it’s been 5 years since little Sophia was born into this world. Firstly, I want you to know that our Sophia is a beautiful, spirited, loving little girl who is much loved by her family and friends.  Her favorite color is purple and her favorite food is noodles of any kind.  She loves to play with her older siblings who dote on her and adore her. ...more

China’s ‘left-behind girls’ learn self-protection

Cross-posted from UN Women Safe spaces for girls left by migrating parents have been set up and trainings are on-going for children, teachers, community leaders and public authorities to prevent sexual violence, supported by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women. ...more

Cooking Local in Shanghai

To know a culture it helps to understand the food that nourishes the local people. To that end, we decided to take a cooking class in Shanghai. Not only do you get to create some seriously tasty food but it's fun to share the experience with other international travelers in your class.  Cherry was our fearless leader ( who took our group including my husband and son with a couple from California and a gal from Ireland, to the local wet market and then to a local apartment to cook our meal....more

Protect Online Data When Traveling Abroad: Lesson Learned!

Last summer, my mom’s high school (for their reunion) sponsored a trip to China. It was an amazing experience for her – she got to see the Great Wall and some of the sites of the 2008 Olympics , she got to learn about other cultures and even picked up a few words in Mandarin, and she also got to find out first-hand about some of the hassles of traveling to a high-risk location!...more
polyestherbunny Thank you! It's all based on a horrible experience, so I hope these tips do ...more