It’s not what you think . . . if you’re thinking that. The title is from a Chinese friend’s WeChat message while she was in Togo. She was excited that her local host planned to take her out that night. Both women are in their twenties. While the host enjoys her nights out during the weekends, my friend has no concept of that. She doesn’t drink, so bars or pubs are irrelevant places. She hasn’t been to a dance club because she doesn’t know how to dance. Her idea of “doing the happy” is based on the few times we’ve been out in Guangzhou. We’ve had dinners together. Once we even went to an Irish pub after a farewell dinner with a group of friends. We also went biking at one of the parks near the outskirts of Guangzhou. But, certainly, “doing the happy” couldn’t simply be linked to these activities. The way I understand it, “doing the happy” means having fun that’s unattached to work. I should mention that my friend is a businesswoman, doing wholesale. Business in Guangzhou could and often does entail working seven days a week. So, does this mean that Chinese people in their twenties, who are entrepreneurs, can’t find time for or don’t know how to have fun?