This and That: AMWF Edition

There’s many excellent AMWF bloggers out there, informing the masses about the good, the bad, and the ugly of Asian Men Western Female relationships. I feature a number of them on this page and post, however I toyed with the idea of catching you up on recent posts these bloggers produced even before repatriation, and as a way to bide more time in putting together the summer blog tour book reviews, I give you ample reading material (after the jump) on topics I covered, hope to cover, and just can not get quite right.

Charlotte of Chinese Potpourri guest posted on Speaking of China, posing six questions Chinese-Foreigner couples need to discuss before having kids in China.

Sara, inspired by the previous Speaking of China guest post, provided her own answers, however uncertain those answers may be, to said posts’ questions.

Jocelyn wrote for the Wall Street Journal‘s Expat blog about the pressures of being married without children in China, a baby-focused country.

Good Chinese Wife author Susan Blumberg-Kason revealed images on “Photo Friday” from her wedding, twenty years ago in China.

Texan in Tokyo will have you laughing with her latest comic revealing one of the many benefits of marrying someone from a different culture.

Laura from Our Chinese Wedding shared the difficulties of purchasing bridesmaid dresses for Chinese and Western bridesmaids when women come in all shapes and sizes.

Food is pivotal in all relationships, but what happens regarding off-putting foods in an AMWF one? Greece Meets Taiwan showcased just that in a post entitled “Strange Greek, Taiwanese, and South African Food.”

Sarah over at Diaries of a Yangxifu mentioned two books on my to-read list. I devoured Rachel DeWoskin’s Foreign Babes in Beijing five years ago after stumbling upon it at the public library.

You should also check out the differences in praise, and lack thereof, Sarah noted between Chinese and British culture (it’s a difference that exists between Chinese and American culture, too).

Rosie in Beijing shed light on one of the never-ending incessant questions you are likely to get asked in China if you have even the faintest of blemished skin. ZJ fixates on the raised, red blemishes scattered on our arms and legs.

Something we all experience, regardless of residing in Asia, or not, is burnout. Burnout was one of several reasons for my six month plus blog silence. Marghini, the author behind The Love Blender wrote about her own “Asia Burnout.”

Ruth of China Elevator Stories returned “bringing the personal back”.

And last, but certainly not least, is the literal laugh out loud ramblings of When West Dates East. Autumn recalled the wedding rehearsal featuring her drunk brothers and God, a classic combination.

Happy AMWF reading! 🙂

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9 thoughts on “This and That: AMWF Edition

  1. Susan Blumberg-Kason says:

    Thank you so much for the mention! I love this list and want to read all the posts you share here. I also stumbled up Foreign Babes in Beijing and absolutely loved it! I read it again as soon as I finished it the first time, then for a third time some years later. I also nerded out and rented the entire series of TV shows from another library thanks to some perks at a former job at a university. Heavenly!

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