Meet the Kay family, an Anglo/Dutch expat family living in Shenzhen, China who have become youtubers. Eight years ago they packed-up their bags and moved from the UK to Hangzhou, China – before later settling in Shenzhen. Armed with just two suitcases, a head full of Oriental dreams and a love of 1980’s pop-culture, they set sail to China, without knowing if they would thrive or fail. Fast-forward a few years and the Kays are still going strong.
As China’s role in the world becomes increasingly prominent, many people around the world wonder what the truth is about living in the world’s second largest economy – and it can be easy to swallow the myths and untruths about China without actually taking the time to find a more grounded, real-time account from people who have been there, done that and got the T-shirt.
In this new 80’s sitcom-style Youtube show – shot with a nostalgic VHS home-movie aesthetic – the Kay’s share their weird and wacky experiences of expat family life in The Middle Kingdom and beyond, light-heartedly covering a range of topics such as local cuisine, family-friendly attractions, vacation experiences, school-life, weekend excursions and – in the next scheduled episode – a look at life during the coronavirus epidemic.
So, if you’ve ever wondered what life is really like in China for a young family making their way in the world, then join the Kays as they reveal the truth about expat life way-out East!
Watch The YouTube Intro
Here is the 80’s-style introduction video for “Our Chinese Life”.
Watch The Expat Family In Episode One On YouTube
In episode one you get to really meet the family, dad, mom and the two very cute expat family kids singing in Chinese language:
Additional YouTube Content
Watch Lizi Qi on Youtube created traditional Chinese crafts.