LaowaiMe is a brand for anyone interested in Chinese language and culture. Each and every one of our products has a small story with something to teach our customers.
Whether you're a Chinese who wants to buy a gift for a foreign friend, a teacher looking for something cool and creative, or someone who wants to express their love for the China lifestyle, we have something for everyone.
老外 (lǎowài) is the most common Chinese word for "foreigner." "Lao" means "old," and is a respectful way to address someone, while "wai" means "outsider" or "foreigner." Expatriates living in China may also refer to each other as "laowai" in a joking manner.
Why do we use UFO in our logo?
China is over 90% the same ethnic group called "Han," and so foreigners tend to stand out! Chinese people sometimes view foreigners as aliens. And because Chinese culture is so unique, living in China can sometimes feel like living on another planet.
Who we are
We are a creative team of "laowais" who have lived in China for more than 10 years. We speak Chinese fluently and feel inspired by our deep appreciation for Chinese culture. And although China is one of the largest countries in the world, many people are still totally unfamiliar with this fascinating place.
We want to share our experiences and love for China with the world and help educate people about this amazing country. Our team loves what we do and it comes out in the amazing products and services we create.