T. Lhamo Fashion Show

T. Lhamo Fashion Show

On October 20th, D and I decided to attend the T. Lhamo fashion show in Chengdu as one of our friends would be modeling in it. T. Lhamo is a Tibetan fashion designer who is originally from Khyungchu (Hongyuan) County. I actually forgot that I follow the brand on instagram, because I think helping Tibetan brands get more followers and exposure is important. So when I realized I already knew the brand I was excited to actually attend the fashion…

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Golden Week Vacation Part 2

Golden Week Vacation Part 2

The second adventure for the week was to a Baihuatan Park to see Sanhualou pagoda which was also close by as well. I had no clue so many parks were only a few bus stops from my house. I must be a bad explorer, or maybe just a lazy one.

Golden Week Vacation Part 1

Golden Week Vacation Part 1

Every year China has a Golden Week 7 day vacation that the entire country is mostly entitled to take. It was a holiday from work as well and although it would have been a great time to go out exploring here or abroad, my passport was once again at immigration getting renewed. Which is literally the story of my life for many of my vacations here in China, haha.

Mom Meets the F*cking Pandas

Mom Meets the F*cking Pandas

My parents came to visit me here in Chengdu for two weeks and it was awesome to have them! Originally, I was supposed to come home first to visit, but I told my parents I’m not really in the financial position to do so. Therefore it may be another year before I get home to visit. My mom was like ugh, fuck that I’m coming to see my baby! And that is how my parents came to visit, so thank…

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Overcoming the Language Gap

Overcoming the Language Gap

While taking a shower the other night, I thought about how much better we can communicate compared to when D and I first met. Close family and friends know that when we first met neither of us spoke the same language. Although I knew how to read Tibetan, my basic words were: Hello, thank you, eat, drink, I’m full, no thank you. Hardly a way to have a conversation at all. D knew about the same in English. He can…

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Sichuan Chengdu Lvzheng Notary Public Office

Sichuan Chengdu Lvzheng Notary Public Office

Today we took our copies we received at the marriage registration office to the Luzheng Notary Public Office today. We needed to show the original marriage certificates and give the copies to one of the workers in order to get paperwork that will allow me to be registered on D’s Hukou (Family Register). The Notary Office can be found near Luomashi Subway Station on Line 4, or 1 and you can take exit D or exit E to get to…

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We Tied The Knot!

We Tied The Knot!

For a long time D and I have been planning on tying the knot. I think we have actually talked about it since last summer and originally planned on last autumn, but then it got pushed to winter, and then spring, and then well the other day it actually happened.

Finding the U.S. Embassy

Finding the U.S. Embassy

It is always useful to know where the closest embassy or consulate general of your country is. Being a U.S. citizen I am lucky that we have an embassy in Beijing and several consulate generals in other cities across China. Luckily for me there happens to be one in Chengdu and it is fairly easy to get to.

Wanderlustlotus is Back!

Wanderlustlotus is Back!

So, the blog has been MIA for a long ass time. Since the end of April? Anyways what happened was I decided I wasn’t going to renew my service with my old host because the rate had tripled over the last two years and I can’t afford that on my salary going forward. I do the blog for my own enjoyment and to keep friends and family updated on my somewhat off the beaten path (boring) life overseas. What is…

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Mocha Diaries : In Between Land

Mocha Diaries : In Between Land

In Between Land.  That’s where I am.  Where is in between land? It’s anywhere between where you were and where you will go! It can even be a state of mind. In between land is kind of a rough place to be. I’ve been back home for 5 weeks now and I should be adjusted to life, but I’m not. I have no semblance of a life I was used to as I reverted back to how my life was…

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