26 Lessons in My 26th Year
China / My Two Cents

26 Lessons in My 26th Year

The age of 25 was packed with many painful goodbyes and thankful hellos, old friends and new. Days in 2013 were beyond difficult with 2014 thankfully being the exact opposite. Since landing Stateside it’s been so zen-so restorative. It’s like the year of Sabbath. Here are my 26 lessons from my 26th year: “suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; … Continue reading

Food on the Street
China / Food

Food on the Street

“Street Food” in Shanghai’s generally cheap, quick, greasy, easy, and occasionally tasty.  Lots of oil, veggies, noodles, and rice. Most vendors do not wear gloves and cleanliness of the ingredients is often questionable.  Here’s to building your immune system!  (And heat kills all germs, right??)  Here’s a bit about the street food located at the corner of Anshun Lu & … Continue reading

BioFarm
China / Food

BioFarm

This week was October holiday in China so I headed to BioFarm to live and farm for the week. It was beautiful. The complete opposite of haywire. Everyone had dirt in their fingernails. You could walk in grass with your bare feet and even had time to scratch out a few blog posts, answer belated email, … Continue reading

Farewell Natasha!
China

Farewell Natasha!

Haven’t blogged much since moving to Shanghai. The place itself is pretty uninspiring. My answer to the generically broad “How’s China?” question is “Ever thought about how it’d be like to live in a smokey, B-grade, indoor/outdoor shopping mall with explorative individuals from all over the world? Kind of like that.” What I do find … Continue reading