Tag Archives: China

The China Narratives Part 4: OCD Overload

I’d like to think I don’t have OCD. I’m lying to myself. I do have a few –a very few–OCD tendencies. I want everything in my refrigerator lined up…by color and size. When I get gas, I want the total gallons and price to be a round number. Preferably exact to the dollar. I like… Read More



Jet Lag – 1, Hanssie – 0

Something about coming home from vacation to piles of work, laundry and lists of things to do makes me need another vacation, like now. Haha. I woke up at 4:30 am, ravenous with nothing in the house (as expected from a 2 week excursion) but moldy bread and cereal. So I had some cereal. And… Read More


Thirty Six

Today is my 36th birthday. Or was it yesterday? Either way, since I’m in a different time zone, I’ve decided that my birthday can span two days. I know some people celebrate their entire birth month, so I think taking two days isn’t too presumptuous. In either case, my birthday is one of my favorite… Read More





Activate Radio Silence…

Since we’re on the topic of silence… For my birthday this year, my mom is taking me on a trip to China! Wahoo. I was all excited until she said that Facebook and YouTube were banned sites in Mainland China…which for someone who not only manages her own social media sites, but those of two… Read More