While I was living in Korea, I’d read about the subscription box phenomenon. Back in England, I decided to try them for Dora.

Subscriptions boxes weren’t originally conceived for children. Subscription boxes started with Birchbox and beauty produ...

As with fish and chips, I never thought I’d miss hot cross buns. I did—and more so after having a baby. A British bakery did make a version of hot cross buns in Seoul with cranberries. As I wrote in a previous post, it's hard to find ingredients...

Even though European stockpiling became an object of ridicule, scarcity of ingredients is a problem I often faced in Korea. To combat the scarcity, on visits home to Britain, or when I saw products on shelves in Korea, I stockpiled.

Stockpiling...

Back at work with one company now. It's a foreign bank. They were the first to introduce work-from-home policies. They were also the first to start back at work, although there are a lot fewer people in the office now. The big Korean companies conti...

After marriage in the west women are free to choose how we want people to refer to us. Unlike in the west, wives in China never take their husband’s family names, for example, Xi Jinping and Peng Lijun. During Gu Kailai’s trial for murdering Neil He...

The Chinese have a saying “挂羊头卖狗肉”, or hanging a sign up for lamb and instead selling dog. What this means in practice is that companies hire a (white) person for show to make it look like they’re international, or doing what they’re supposed to d...