Wall of planted bottles

Whilst we were waiting for the school garden’s flowerbeds to be cemented and filled with soil, we started our recycling project. We set up a plastic bottle bank outside our …

School Garden – October 2018 update

It’s been 2 months since I started the school garden project here in Foshan. Here’s the August post in case you missed it. Since then, the Ruellia flowers planted in …

Wild Monstera hunting in Foshan, South China.

Took a trip to the local lake this afternoon. The lake is called 千灯湖 (Lake of a Thousand Lamps). The lake itself is huge, with many smaller ponds and rivers …

Pothos – Epipremnum Aureum but not as you know it!

Pothos. Devil’s ivy. Jade pothos. Golden Queen. This popular hanging plant goes by many names and comes in a plethora of varieties. It is often seen in offices, schools and …

School Garden Project.

Back to school this week. Between setting up my classroom, attending and facilitating workshops, it’s been a hectic first week back. My lovely school principal has noticed my passion for …

Lingnan Flower Market – 岭南花卉市场

Quick details: Lingnan Flower Market 岭南花卉市场 Address: 57 FangXingLu ( near JiaoKou metro station ), Guangzhou, China 芳兴路57号(近窖口汽车客运站) I haven’t added to this blog in so long, as I didn’t …

Chinese Pokémon Cards

Contrary to popular misconception – not all Chinese Pokémon cards are counterfeits. Though many fake cards have been produced over the years, officially licensed products were released in Taiwan and …

Chinese Pet Market – Huadiwan, Guangzhou

Note: Today’s post contains images you might find upsetting, especially if you are an animal lover like me. There is also a YouTube video to go alongside this article, which …

A field Guide to Guangzhou’s Fruit Shops

A Field Guide to Guangzhou Fruit Shops by Nathan Rioux In China, there is a strong emphasis on physical health and maintaining a proper diet. Part of this regimen is …