Principals Matter: What Our School Leaders Really Think

I was a rebel. Getting sent to the principal’s office, while terrifying to some, was just another day in school for me. Through experience, I was numbed to the horror

Hidden History: Peeking through Village Relics

BRIDGES TO NOWHERE DAFEN VILLAGE (WANJIANG DISTRICT) Progress encroaches to the very edges of ancient craftsmanship, and though village planners have maintained these links to history, the bridges of Dafen are

Who’s Got Your Goat: Around the World on Chinese New Year

BRAZIL by Chico Luz NOVO HAMBURGO – Throughout the country, there are countless parties. People travel from everywhere to enjoy the celebrations. The music is loud, the fireworks burst in

Custom Start-Up: Three Expats and A Two-Wheeled Dream

When following the online social feeds of acquaintances and friends, and randoms, that seem to know what is happening in this part of the world, surprising things pop up. There

Chang’An Thug Life: Lessons From Captivity

When Song Jiang – a name from Chinese folklore used to keep our hero anonymous in this article – left prison in 2008, he was coming to terms with the

Five Must Have Holiday Habits: For a Dongguan Christmas Wonderland

Move to any country where Christmas is the most major of mainstream merrymaking, then ask the crowds what is on their list of holiday Must Haves. The answers will presumably

Six Discoveries from Student Life in Hong Kong

Only an hour and a half away from Dongguan by train, Hong Kong is a hot destination for higher education in the land of one country and two systems. After

Reaching For Fame: Where Talent Takes Us

In the past few years you may have noticed a change in the nightclubs of Dongguan. These days, dancers who look like they have just walked off a Calvin Klein

Gaucho Life: Brazil’s Traditions Travel The Silk Road

If you’re lucky, living far from home and country, you have just a few pictures of family and friends to keep memories and tradition alive. On the other hand, there

Walking The Line

Dongguan is not renowned for its music scene, but with the emergence of bands like Second Hand Goods and the inaugural Summer Night Concert last month, is it time to