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Travel Blogs from Tianjin
... now because we don’t know what will happen tomorrow.
So, what is my overall feeling? Sadness. Sad that I didn’t pick it up at the time. But more, sadness that relationships between western people & Chinese people take another body blow, another backward step.
Another thought: Were the prices he quoted per jin (about 500 g) and so did each item cost about twice what I thought as ...
I went to church with my friend Phil today. And no, it was not in Chinese, the service was in English :P Today I realized how much I've gotten used to hearing the people around me talk only in Chinese. Just as we walked in for the service, I heard a guy talking to his son in English and it threw me off for a second. It sounded so weird to hear someone who wasn't one of my friends, speak perfect English!
Overall, it was pretty good. I loved it because I got to see and meet ...
... worst way of concept checking, cause most often they will say yes to get away from the class focus. The words most used by some of the younger teachers is "mingbai le ma". This means 'do you understand?' I say no (bu mingbai) and nothing changes the teacher does not slow or change her language. So far the most difficult part is not being able to read. My spoken Chinese is better than most, it seems to be a real problem for most people, the ...
... Grand_Cana l_(China)
That article is peppered with comments like "In 12 BC, to solve the problem of the Grand Canal having to use 100 miles (160 km) of the perilous course of the Yellow River in Northern Jiangsu, a man named Li Hualong opened the Jia Canal." Think about that for a moment … A guy is heading off to work in the morning. His wife asks “What are you ...
... same for them except maybe one or
two classes. Before we got our schedules, we took a quick placement test to
gauge the level we should be placed in and I’ve been placed in level中级办(zhong
ji ban) which is the level between beginner and intermediate classes. As you
might expect, the classes being taught in all Chinese threw me off for a bit,
but after sitting through the first half hour (classes are an hour and forty
minutes each) I ...