5 Tips for interacting with Chinese people

Hi! I’m Laura and I have been living in China for over ten years. When I first arrived, on a scholarship from my government, let me tell you I knew nothing about Chinese culture. But after over a decade, I have picked up a few tips which I would love to share with you.  IfContinue reading “5 Tips for interacting with Chinese people”


No one really prepares you. Everything you see online makes it look easy. It always looks so much easier when someone else is doing it. However, here you are, struggling.   I am here creating the road to something new. This is my third attempt to build a company, and it is not getting any easier,Continue reading “Hardtrepreneur”

Five Outrageous White Comments

Before we get into what white people have said to me, dear reader, I want to let you know that I don’t believe all white people are racist. I don’t even believe the people who told me these outlandish things are  racist. However, I believe they might have some racist beliefs (even if they thinkContinue reading “Five Outrageous White Comments”

Getting fired, not the end, even if it feels like it.

I can’t remember which day of the week was, I can’t remember if it was during the morning or the afternoon. I don’t remember what kind of clothes I was wearing or any other particular details about that day. However, I can’t forget those words I saw in an email sent by my former businessContinue reading “Getting fired, not the end, even if it feels like it.”

WeChat Etiquette: 5 Mistakes to avoid when talking to a recruiter on WeChat

WeChat was originally launched by Tencent in January 2011, and since then the app went from a simple messaging app to an integral part of people’s lives.  We can do everything using the app. We can pay our house bills, buy groceries, book hotels, purchase plane tickets, order food, and even rent a bike. TheContinue reading “WeChat Etiquette: 5 Mistakes to avoid when talking to a recruiter on WeChat”