Only Dongguan: Making My Own Changes

I was born in a relatively rich family in Dongguan in 1985. I’m also one of the highly controversial post 80s generation. As most people believe, I had a worry-free

Packed Lunch

It’s a new year, and that means starting fresh, and getting your life in order in ways you’ve been putting off. My resolution this year is to take a packed

Home Made: Non-Traditional Christmas

Not for the first time since coming to China, I’ll be spending Christmas away from home. Of course, I’ll be homesick, but I’ve learned ways to pass the time happily

Only Dongguan: On This Quest, I’m No Guest

Working around the world granted an enormous opportunity, not only to me, but also to my wife, son and daughter to understand diversified culture, language and the well being of

Confessions of a Food Addict

Reader, I’ve got something to confess. I’ve never actually taken a cooking class in my life. Although I do create my own recipes, much of what I cook is a

Only Dongguan: Home Discovery

I had travelled from my home immediately after being dismissed from a three-year stint in the army. Starting with a year in New York, I then returned eastward, reaching past

Only Dongguan: Forward Dealing

It has been almost 10 years since I arrived in China. What I learned very quickly was that business moves faster here than in the USA. Just like the Dongguan

Home Made: Strange Love

The real title of this month’s article is Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Stir-fry. Alas, that name is too long for the space provided.

Only Dongguan: Dreams and Lies Can Come True

Basically I was a trained cop in Hamburg, Germany. After 10 years of duty I started to dislike the job due to the torturous unbroken chain of night shifts, and

Comfort Food

We all have bad days that just seem worse than the rest, or short periods of meltdown in life. Perhaps we’re hung over, homesick or asking ourselves who we are,