My name is Siyu. I was born and raised in Beijing, and I’ve spent last 10 years traveling, studying and working abroad in the US, UK, and France. Many people that I met were curious about China, but their impressions of China would end up with words like ‘communist,’ ‘pollution’ and ‘no Facebook.’ While many facts are true, the contemporary, living and multifaceted Chinese life is rarely heard of.
I started "tiny eyes" comics a year ago in the hope of sharing Chinese culture through everyday life, To me, learning about other cultures has always been a fun experience, and I want to pass this feeling to people who are curious about China. In lots of my comics, I compare Chinese culture to western culture. Through comparison, we realise how differently we act in front of the same situation and how we tend to think in a certain way instead of another. In the end, every culture is "weird" in its way, but it’s also the weirdness that makes it interesting.
I post regularly every week, and I share slices of my personal life and experience through Instagram. I hope you enjoy!
More info: Instagram
americans get misspelled chinese tattoos. chinese get misspelled english tee shirts. all in all it's still better to have a weird shirt than a bad tattoo.
Why not all four?
People only want what they don't have
Asians don’t raisin
I’ve experienced student dormitories in three countries: In the U.K. I have my own private room with shared public space; In the U.S. I shared my dorm with one roommate; In China, I used to live with 5 girls in the same room. This lack of privacy must be shocking for some of you, but in a country with 1.3 billion population, space is always a problem. While there are many inconvenience not having enough private space, on the bright side, sharing a room with someone also makes you learn quite a deal about communication, responsibilities and tolerance.
Maybe you have heard that Chinese eat cats. A few horrible people in some obscure places maybe, but the majority, NO!!
I have a chinese friend. She loves cats. She owns 5 cats. She has never even harmed one.
lol uneducated peeps
In China, people don't say anything after someone sneezes.
This silly social custom - based on faulty understanding of the human body - is so ingrained that even knowing it is silly it is hard to stop responding to the sound of a sneeze LOL