Craving Sustenance Blog

March 2019

Becoming Grounded: March 2019 Reflections

I feel like I finally found my feet. I’ve grounded myself and no longer feel like I’m playing a perpetual game of fruit-basket upset. (How many 4-Her’s get that reference?!) Although I felt quite...

February 2019

Antithetical February: Reflections

I can’t figure out this past February. It’s like Katy Perry is playing Hot N Cold on repeat. While Shenzhen/Hong Kong isn’t getting the extreme cold and massive amounts of snow my home state...

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Live Boldly: January 2019

The beginning of January marked not only the start of a new year but also the start of my winter holiday. Since I work at a college, I have two months between fall and...

2018 highlights

Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning. T.S. Eliot I love reflecting at the end...

What I eat in Shenzhen, China

China has been the most challenging country to eat in. At least for me. The food here is so different from what I’m familiar with. When I ask “What is it” I’m not just...

Our Shenzhen Apartment – Virtual Tour

  Our apartment, unlike many of the housing options in Shenzhen, isn’t expensive, isn’t too loud, and isn’t too small.  Housing is a common topic of conversation in Shenzhen, mostly because people like to...

Digging for treasures at a Chinese Beach

Shenzhen lies on the southern coast of China. Naturally, one would think it would have at least one beach in the city…but beaches don’t go with the image of a modern technical city, and...