A Bit of Grapes & Hops for September

Romisa Chilean Chardonnay (Central Valley, 2016) Romisa Chilean Chardonnay is an exemplar of its kind. It exudes buttery glycerin goodness. Reliable sunshine. An escape from the daily routine. It’s clean—but

A Bit of Grapes & Hops for August

Selected Wine: Louis Monfaisson AOC Bordeaux 2015 (Red) Gluggers and quaffers in Dongguan may have noticed a quiet renewal of the red wine vogue, which fell on China a decade ago.

Ballpark Figure

EACH MONTH, WE’LL TAKE YOU TO THE MORE INTERESTING SIDE OF LANGUAGE, ALL IN AN EFFORT TO UNPACK WHAT IS ALL THIS “Ballpark Figure” Ah, the sweet days of summer.

This Story Could Have Been Yours

Whether you have lived in China for a decade or just a strawberry picking season, there is one possibility that will always linger at the back of your mind: “What

Wear a Green Hat

EACH MONTH, WE’LL TAKE YOU TO THE MORE INTERESTING SIDE OF LANGUAGE, ALL IN AN EFFORT TO UNPACK WHAT IS ALL THIS 带绿帽子 [dài lǜ mào zǐ] / Wear a

How I Adopted Jia Jia

Some people love animals, others do not. No matter how you feel, there’s no excuse for abuse. Pain isn’t unique to humans and ignorance doesn’t dissolve this fact. While I’m

DG Finds Courage and Inspiration

Dongguan is honored to welcome Henry Friedman to speak on his experience living through the Holocaust this month. What can we do to prevent further genocides? Band together. The twentieth

Healthy, No Matter the Season

Naturally, when you come to a place like China, you’re bombarded with all kinds of mysterious remedies. But do they really work? Give skepticism the brush and drink an herbal

The Food Behind the Dragon

Everyone knows the racing dragons that invade local waterways each June. Some may have even tried zongzi, the holiday treat. but almost assuredly, almost no one knows how to make

Jumping on the Bandwagon

EACH MONTH, WE’LL TAKE YOU TO THE MORE INTERESTING SIDE OF LANGUAGE, ALL IN AN EFFORT TO UNPACK WHAT IS ALL THIS Jumping on the Bandwagon As a variety of