Why I Will Never Do This To My Kids

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Did you believe in Santa when you were young? Do you plan to make your kids believe in Santa? I did believe (too much) in Santa when I was a kid. In this article, I will tell you why I will not let my kids believe in Santa. And how you should tell your kids the truth if they already believe in him.

Believe in Santa

As a child, Christmas was always my favorite time of the year. I grew up in Hong Kong, where Christmas is one of the biggest festivals. Starting in December, you can hear Christmas music everywhere in Hong…


Play this and find out what is the most important thing in your life

I was 20 when I joined a development day at my university. And I will never forget the game we played that day.

We were sitting on the grass, and each of us got three paper cards.

“What are the three most important things in your life? Think about it carefully and write them down on each of the paper cards,” said the instructor.

I took some time to think about it.

There were so many important things in my life. It was hard to decide.

These are my decision in the end: My mom, my best friend, and my…


Don’t die young because of your money!

When I was a teenager, I liked imagining what happened when I won the lottery. What was I going to do with all the money?

I remember spending a whole evening discussing with my boyfriend back then on this topic. We made our plans on how to use this money. Below was my imagination of what was going to happen if I won a lottery:

Keep it a secret

I will not tell anyone that I win a lottery. It is crucial. After all, I do not want to have friends or lovers coming to me because I have money. …


That was a bit embarrassing

Wondering when you should give a gift in Germany? In this article, you will learn everything you need to know about gift giving traditions in Germany, including when you should give a gift, what gifts to avoid, and some suggestions for gift ideas on different occasions.

Gift giving in Germany

In Germany, gifts are expected for occasions like birthday, wedding, etc. I notice that German people like gifts that have some sentimental meaning. They appreciate it if you put some effort into a gift. For example, a personalized gift with photos, or a gift that is wrapped beautifully and…


I was shocked by how differently people celebrate Christmas in Germany compared to my hometown Hong Kong

As you probably know, Christmas in Germany is an important festival. Do you know about the German Christmas traditions? What can you expect in a German Christmas market? How does it work with the advent wreath? What kinds of advent calendars are there? Check out this post to get prepared for Christmas in Germany!

Christmas in Germany: A family festival

Christmas in Germany is one of the biggest festivals. It is a family festival that everybody is driving home to spend time with their family members. In my hometown…


You can make money during the quarantine

During quarantine due to the coronavirus crisis, many people are stuck at home and have a lot of spare time. Why don’t you take this opportunity and make some extra money from home? It doesn’t matter if you are a student or housewife wanting to make some money from home; or if you have a full-time job already but looking for ways to make some extra cash on the side. In this article, you will find many different ways to make money from home.

How to make money from home during quarantine?

Babysitting is one of the most common ways for…


And never hang your underwear outside on any day!

Even doing laundry in Germany may give you a cultural shock. Do you know your laundry is not supposed to be seen from the street in Germany? Can you hang your underwear outside to dry? How to dry your clothes fast without a dryer (especially in the winter)? In this article, you will also find some guidance on how to use a washing machine and a dryer in Germany.

How do people dry their laundry in Germany?

In most German flats, you will not find a dryer. Instead, most people in Germany dry their laundry by using a drying…


I am glad that I have a German husband.

In this article, we will reveal the secret of how German men pee. It is a strange but interesting topic. This article will also talk about the advantages for men to sit down to pee.

Don’t all men stand up to pee in the bathroom?

As a woman, this is a topic that I have never really thought about before. Only until recently, I heard about this interesting German culture that nobody is really talking about. I found it so interesting that I have to write a blog post about it.

It is about how men pee in Germany. I mean…


I have moved 9 times in the last 10 years and moving is stressful.

Moving is never easy. In this article, you will learn when you should use a moving company, how to find the best deal, and also 42 moving tips. These moving tips will save you whether you just have to move across the street or relocate internationally.

Moving is stressful

Moving always stresses me out. How do I know? Because I have moved nine times in the last ten years. I have moved internationally to Germany from Hong Kong; from Germany to the U.S. and back. I have moved to…


Why not doing something fun and productive while getting stuck at home?

We have all been in quarantine for some weeks now. Running out of ideas what to do at home? Remind yourself that there is always something you can do. Instead of just wasting your time, you can also do something productive. In this article, you can find 60 things to do at home. I am sure you will like some or all of them.

Things to do at home: Eating and drinking

1. Cook some nice food

Try to cook something new, for example, a cuisine from another country like Chinese hot pot or Japanese sushi. …

Sindy Chan

A Hong Kong expat living in Germany. A wife. A mother of two. A finance expert. A blogger at mylifeingermany.com

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