Book Review: The Palest Ink by Kay Bratt

Check out my interview with Kay Bratt here. Be sure to read all the way to the end for a chance to win a copy of The Palest Ink.  About The Palest Ink A sheltered son from an intellectual family in Shanghai, Benfu spends 1966 anticipating a promising violinist career and an arranged marriage. On Read More

Interview with Kay Bratt – Author of The Palest Ink

Today I’m happy to have talked to Kay Bratt, the author of The Palest Ink.  Kay Bratt is a child advocate and author of the series Tales of the Scavenger’s Daughters and the acclaimed memoir of the years she spent working in Chinese orphanages, Silent Tears: A Journey of Hope in a Chinese Orphanage. After Read More

Happy Halloween from Two Americans in China!

I can’t believe it has been nearly two months since I last posted! Ugh! I can’t believe I let it go this long. I have just been so busy, I kind of had to let a few things go for a while. But I have some great posts planned! Starting today! Happy Halloween from China! Read More

How I Met Your Father – Love in 1990s China

While watching the American TV show “How I Met Your Mother,” I asked my mom how she met my father. “Why do you want to know that? It is not romantic at all,” she asked. “Oh, come on, I just want to hear your story,” I replied. “I grew up in a family without much Read More

Two Americans in China in Chinatown

One of the main reasons we wanted to visit San Francisco was to visit Chinatown. I know, we live in China and we wanted to go to Chinatown? Why not? We love Chinese people and Chinese culture no matter where in the world it is, and we thought it would be interesting to learn more Read More