Dear freelance marketer, writer and new media entrepreneur in Shanghai, I am an English woman with an early-childhood teaching and ESL degree who recently signed a one-year contract in China.
Dear immaculately dressed Nigerian gentleman loitering outside Yashow Market, I’ve just split up with my girlfriend of three years, and although I felt ready to move on, I am still unable to be with anybody else.
Dear mean lady at the Beijing Exit-Entry Administration Bureau,
Help! I am a 26-year-old gay man stuck in a traditional Chinese quandary. I’m going back home to my hometown in Anhui Province for the Lunar New Year Spring Festival.
Dear foreign woman who hasn’t had a date in eight months,
I am having an ongoing problem with my “modern” Beijing apartment’s management office.
Dear hooker outside Smuggler’s at 4am on a Friday,
I’m an expat German wife living in Beijing. I suspect that my husband, a high-level executive for a well-known mobile phone brand, might be fooling around behind my back.
Dear Communist Party Member,
I am hoping you can give me some scientific advice regarding my family’s sad situation. My husband would have written this as he is more eloquent, but unfortunately he is recovering from having his hands smashed repeatedly with hammers and clubs following his attempt to present a petition regarding our problem and is therefore currently unable to write, feed or clean himself.