My Life in China
My Life in China - Chinese Version
Self-Publishing Journey

I love being an Interpreter, for it allows me to travel to different places, meet people from all walks of life. My childhood was very much a normal childhood, my parents were protective. In my kiddy years I watched a lot of movies with my parents, but I always had to cover my eyes with my hands if there was any kissing (or some inappropriate touching). In my previous blog I mentioned that the only prostitutes I’d ever seen, were the ones on TV. No one happier than Yours Truly at the […]


In the smallest plane I’ve EVER been in in my entire life! Aside from the pilot, it fits five other people. We were on our way to the interior. I love my job! In a previous post I talked about some of the work I did in Suriname. I loved working as an unofficial Interpreter for two very amazing cultural anthropologists. We met when they were in search of people who spoke both Spanish and Portuguese. They had to do research for the Ministry of Health concerning HIV and STDs. It […]


Image Source – Rolling Stoned NL I love adventure! No idea where I get that from, because my parents really aren’t thrill seekers. Before I tell you about a very exciting part of my life back home, let me tell you where exactly my beautiful country is. Though my beautiful country is located in South America, it is part of the Caribbean Community. Our country’s history and that of the Caribbean islands, is the same. We had slaves brought over from Africa, then Asian indentured laborers. I also think some island […]

dating myself

The most fun I had dating, was when I started dating myself. Every single week, I look forward to Date Night! There was a time I wouldn’t be caught dead having dinner alone. I always thought people who dined by themselves were sad. The first thing that crossed my mind was, “Don’t they have any friends to have dinner with? Poor soul.” Have no idea why, but people eating or drinking alone, always gives me the idea they are lonely. Now that I am in a different phase in life, […]

busy bee

BUSY BEE! That’s ME! The second semester started three weeks ago. I’ve been very busy doing homework, writing my daily dose of my experiences in China (in Chinese), polishing one of my novels, and preparing to take the HSK 5 exam a month from now. I’ve been pretty busy. Now that I can express myself better in Chinese, my vocabulary is up to 6,000 words now, I’ve been rewriting the stories I wrote last year. The story in the picture below hasn’t been corrected by my teacher yet, so it’s […]

long distance relationships

Image Source My boyfriend and I have been together for two years, almost as long as I’ve been in China. We met about three months before I came here. When we met, none of us thought it would turn into the loving relationship it is now, but I guess God had other plans for us. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be one half in a long distance relationship. Some people asked me, “If you love each other so much, why aren’t you there with him?” As selfish […]

natural hair journey

My natural hair journey began in 2016. I’ve been on the natural hair bandwagon for a couple of months now. New to the club, I’m learning all types of things, like crochet, sisterlocks, fake dreads, I love it all. Before my transition, I had short hair for over twelve years. One of my friends told me to change up the hair, I’d had that same hairstyle for over a decade, but I didn’t mind. That hairstyle is timeless. Most people wonder why I decided to go on this natural hair […]

real hair

When I decided to trade in my chemically-treated-hair for my real hair, many people liked the new change. So do I! I think I look younger, fresher, and sexy. That’s a word I never would’ve used to describe myself, “sexy.” It’s good to see that I’ve grown, that I appreciate myself more. I think it’s very important that we, women, find ourselves sexy. The media shouldn’t define what is sexy. Half the women on Instagram, on the cover of magazines don’t even look like that. They’re airbrushed to the max, […]

natural hair

I’ve been chemically treating my hair since the age of twelve. As a graduation present from Mom and Dad, I relaxed my hair at the age of twelve. On my way to Secondary Modern School, I really wanted to belong to “the cool” crowd. What was not cool? Going to “big kids” school with my natural hair, my thick braids. Thanks to both my Grans, I have thick and beautiful hair. Of course I wasn’t proud of it at the time. All of the magazine covers graced with white women with […]

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learning about blogging

Blogging is more than just a hobby for me now. It’s more of a necessity. I never knew one could get addicted to blogging. When I started my first blog, I used Blogger. One of the main reasons I did that, is because its so easy to navigate. Some time afterwards, I started seeing beautiful self-hosted blogs and thought, “THAT is what I need to do! See you, Blogger!” What I didn’t know at the time, is that if one buys one of those pretty themes from Themeforest, you also have […]