Welcome to my new blog!
I’m intimidated to write an About Me post, so here goes. The Tilly Series is about my weekly adventures here in Shanghai, China. But who knows ? Maybe I’ll continue blogging about life even after China. All my life, everyone has known me as Sam. Tilly is actually my middle name and it is a translation of my Chinese name, so I thought it was fitting to title my blog The Tilly Series.
I was born and raised in the suburban pockets of California. I currently live in Shanghai, China, working as an English teacher by night and weekends, and a grad student in between teaching English. Both of my parents are of a Chinese descent, which would make me an ABC (American Born Chinese) woman. I am blending in this busy city quite well with the locals, except for one thing, I do not speak the mandarin language which makes my experience here twice as interesting. In my spare time, I hope to blog more and take pictures of the food I eat, and try new recipes that I will concoct from my tiny purple kitchen.
I am starting this blog to document my new experiences here in Shanghai. My personal goal of this blog is to dedicate more time to writing. I like to encourage myself to write in a setting that allows me to creatively free write with no pressure. Also, another goal of mine is to keep my loved ones at home informed with my whereabouts in Shanghai. I apologize ahead of time if I confuse you with my writing because often times I barley catch my own writing mistakes, but I will do my best to communicate to you readers, as best as I can.
Thank you for reading, and I hope my blog brings you joy!
Sending you all with love,