Being Chinese in Australia –Why Don’t my Parents Kiss me Goodbye?

Girls from multi-cultural AustraliaI think being Chinese and living in a predominantly White-Anglo society like Australia has many dilemmas. In the decades that I have lived in Australia, I realise that a number of us Chinese Australians have either retreated to “ghettos” or somehow learn to live with our cross cultural issues; or worst, unconsciously try to pass as “whites”. Continue reading “Being Chinese in Australia –Why Don’t my Parents Kiss me Goodbye?”

Why It Takes Longer to Fatten Up If You Are Chinese: The Secret of the Tao of Eating

fat chinese kidAs we, in the Southern hemisphere, move into Autumn and Winter, I tend to think of what I eat. When I was younger, my Aussie friends used to say that Chinese eat a lot and don’t put on weight. Of course, like most sayings, this one also has some truth but it is not always true at all times for all Chinese people. If Chinese eat a lot, they too will be fat. However, it is true nevertheless that a lot of my Chinese friends who follow a Taoist diet seem to remain slim no matter how much they gorge themselves. So the secret is in the Tao of eating. Continue reading “Why It Takes Longer to Fatten Up If You Are Chinese: The Secret of the Tao of Eating”