The Oyster Pail

'The Oyster Pail' is an expatriate's take on Shanghai life. Expect candid dialogue and sincere reflection, set to the backdrop of this unique city.
'The Oyster Pail' is an expatriate's take on Shanghai life. Expect candid dialogue and sincere reflection, set to the backdrop of this unique city.
Our dumb relationship with smartphones - China Opinion
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Our dumb relationship with smartphones

You take your phone to the bathroom, and it’s the first thing you check when you wake up. Me too. Why can’t we lay these devices down?
Dear men: a love letter to the unseen and underappreciated - China Opinion
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Dear men: a love letter to the unseen and underappreciated

I posted on social media about whether or not men feel seen, heard and supported. Or more to the point, that we’re proud of them. The response I received was significant.
'Married at First Sight:' How TV is making a mockery of marriage - China Opinion
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'Married at First Sight:' How TV is making a mockery of marriage

Let me be clear, I am not anti-divorce. However, I am pro-sanity, and “Married at First Sight” is the most insane thing I’ve ever seen.
Happiness or success: Can we really have it all? - China Opinion
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Happiness or success: Can we really have it all?

If you had to choose between a happy home life and a mediocre career, or a successful career and mediocre home life, which would it be? Know it or not, you've likely picked.
The truth about love: a feeling or a fact? - China Opinion
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The truth about love: a feeling or a fact?

What is love? There are six definitions in the Greek language alone. How can something so central to our existence, so needed and known, be so complicated?
How a dragon can bridge cultural divides between East and West - China Opinion
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How a dragon can bridge cultural divides between East and West

If the different interpretation of the dragon is a microcosm of cultural differences between China and the West, I think there’s something we can learn.
Money! A matter of life and death - China Opinion
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Money! A matter of life and death

The perverse truth is we undoubtedly saved that cat’s life. We also decided to end it. I don’t question our choice, but I hate what it came down to: money.
Why I'm ditching my New Year's resolutions - China Opinion
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Why I'm ditching my New Year's resolutions

Whether it’s a resolution, theme or a pact with the devil, change takes time and effort. In a society that wants it all and wants it now, that’s hard to handle. Well, I quit.
Life lessons from a stressed-out Schnauzer - China Opinion
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Life lessons from a stressed-out Schnauzer

We get one life, which begs the question: How do we choose where to live it?
All I want for Christmas is Botox: the problem with cosmetic surgery shame - China Opinion
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All I want for Christmas is Botox: the problem with cosmetic surgery shame

We live in a society where looks matter. We fawn over beauty because we like looking at pretty things. Some people can fight against that, and God love them. But others can’t.
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