Learning the Words “Ice Water” in Mandarin

When traveling in China everything you are served to drink is warm. Ask for ice water and you will get bottled water (warm, not refrigerated), ask for water and you will get heated warm water in a teacup. Hell, even the beer is served at room temperature! This is why I recommend learning to say … Continue reading Learning the Words “Ice Water” in Mandarin

When the Cat’s Away…

...the mice (maybe bigger? More like rats?) will play. Three beautiful daughters - the youngest being the knife-wielding ninja, the middle child, the hot-headed volcano and the oldest, well we'll just call her the oldest. While my career has always required travel, this became more of an adventure after THE divorce. They were certainly old enough … Continue reading When the Cat’s Away…