Tag Archives: Female Foreign

Stand-out Memories of Shanghai: Pizza Restaurant Cutie

I’ve lived in Shanghai for a long time. It doesn’t matter exactly how long. But long. In that time, there have been some memories that stand out among the rest. Here’s one: Pizza Restaurant Cutie I was in an Italian restaurant, years ago. It was the kind of place that summed up 2005 Shanghai dining […]

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Female Foreign: Relationship fatality in Shanghai

‘Female Foreign’ is a series in which our very own ladyship gives us her perspective on normal life in Shanghai – if there is even such a thing … So, I already mentioned how finding a lover is on the difficult side of things in Shanghai. But the thing is, even if you do find […]

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Female Foreign: Desperately cute

Female Foreign blesses us with her female girl women’s perspective on life in Shanghai. Not ‘naturally cute’. Or ‘cute’. But desperately trying a-n-y-t-h-i-n-g to be ‘cute’. Watch any minutes of local television and you will soon notice it. Each and every advert is actually trying to make women here stupid. In every advert, the girl or […]

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Female Foreign: Taking a lover. A normal one.

‘Female Foreign’ is a series in which our very own Femme Fatale gives us her perspective on normal life in Shanghai – if there is even such a thing … Thank you. Well maybe not ‘Femme Fatale’! So – the fact is that most people – normal ones – find it difficult to also find normal people here. It […]

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Female Foreign: Silly names

I have many Chinese female friends and I love China. There, I said it! So I’m not saying what follows for anything else than a mere observation. Not a criticism. I hope you understand. But, one brilliant thing that Chinese girls do is name themselves. In western countries we view names totally differently – as […]

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Female Foreign: Fat love

The boyf and I are two people who, so entirely entwined in our deep sexuality, sometimes cause tectonic movements due to the complete perfection of our slender and divine bodies. I jest. OK, so we are not fat. At one point, in the past, we both had bodies that we were very happy with. Then […]

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Female Foreign: The annoying nosey friend

I’m sure you also have a couple of very close friends, a very close group, and then an extended group of friends. The extended group of friends could be 20 people. Or 30. Or more. Depending on where you choose to go each weekend. Or depending on the weather.   The point here is that […]

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Female Foreign: Politely listening

So I was sitting with a friend, who was also sitting. We were talking. Quite quietly. From the side looms a man. With long hair. And a kind of wavy, faux-soothing voice. So I turn. He tells me that he met me at blah blah blah and he forgot my name because he is not […]

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Female Foreign: Taking the plunge

‘Female Foreign’ is our female, lady, woman, girl, or whatever the accepted term is these days, giving us her angle on reality in the city … or lack thereof: Taking the plunge. Or rather the descent into madness. Single expat women in Shanghai. It’s a distinct category and, one that we love. There’s a liberating feeling about […]

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