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Almost Going Under the Knife in China and Dodging an $8,000 Medical Bill in Singapore

Almost Going Under the Knife in China and Dodging an $8,000 Medical Bill in Singapore

The needles and probes I could at least understand, but the Vasoline on my belly just didn’t make any sense. I was getting an ultrasound and, had anybody at the hospital spoken English, I would have been able to tell them that I probably wasn’t pregnant. (Update: I wasn’t.) The story of my Chinese ultrasound, […]

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One Night in Singapore: An Encounter with the Ladyboys of Southeast Asia

One Night in Singapore: An Encounter with the Ladyboys of Southeast Asia

I had been searching for the cheapest flight and, by golly, I had found it. I was in Brisbane, Australia at the time and was researching flights to Hong Kong. My friend Emily had arranged for me to relocate to Xi’an, China to teach English to kids! I was excited, but funds were not a-plenty. There’s […]

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