+ Beck – the Celebrity

Today, I met up with 7 American ladies and their little ones for a playdate and the photographers were very very excited about it. They were snapping hundreds of shots of all the little blondies running around…and we just had to take a picture of the paparazzi mayham.  At this point I was holding Beck because he desperately needed a nap. But literally, this is the story of Beck’s life here in China. The surprising thing though is it doesn’t bother me that much. I actually like that the Chinese people love my little one. Not only do they take pictures of him and try to get pictures taken with him, they are always concerned for him – they want him to wear jackets and socks under his sandals in 90 degree weather, feed him candies and moon cakes, try to sneak in hugs, and other stuff. Seriously, Chinese people are SO nice!!


  1. that’s adorable! haha! I love that they are all so sweet and concerned.

  2. That’s so funny! Hehe, that reminds me of the song that reminds me of my son Rhys, “Everybody Loves Me” by One Republic, it’s very appropriate for this situation!

  3. This made me think of this great article I read a while back in the NYtimes–

  4. Great article, Aya! Liz should really read this. xo

  5. I went to China last year and had the same experience! My husband is 6’4″, and I’m 5’7″ with blond hair and blue eyes. We pretty much stood out EVERYWHERE we went! We took a million pictures with people and had people sneaking our picture everywhere!

  6. This just made me think of my friend Allison, that just moved to Shanghai as well. I know Shanghai is a big place, but they say our church (LDS) makes it a small world. That would be so cool if you’ve met her. She has two little girls and 2 year old son with white hair that sticks straight up. Talk about standing out!

  7. I love it! I’m here in South Korea and we’ve had the crowds! And older Korean grandmothers (ajumas) and grandpas will not hesitate to tell you that your child is too cold even in hot monsoon humid weather! I had my son down to his diaper because he was getting heat rash and we had someone “guide” us and tell us it’s okay to put clothes on him so he’s warmer. They offer their advice all the time!!! But they are also very caring and respectful of pregnant women and mothers. Towards the end of my pregnancy I was receiving free food at the restaurants!!!!


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