These things may not make the thanksgiving list of the average American, but they are definitely on my lips every time I come home for a visit. The things I comment on missing seem to be strange to my friends and family, who then roll their eyes at yet another story beginning with, "where I live in China..." Nevertheless here are some simple joys my life in China has made me love in my homeland. 1. Hot sink water Washing your hands in cold water during the winter makes the surprise of warm tap water all the more delightful. This comfort would be seen as a wasteful luxury in China where most homes have only one water heater for the shower and even that is only turned on 10 minutes before you hop in the shower, and then switched off immediately after. 2. Outside air I have noticed the difference in air quality moving around the US between city and country, but even the big city air seems glorious compared to China. Not to say that all of China has the pollut
I came to China for a 1 year break from my American routine. A husband, daughter and 7 years later I think I'm a lifer! The LaoWei life is not always easy, but it's never dull.