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Archive for December, 2007

What have You planned for next year?

Tuesday, December 25th, 2007

Some people often do not move on in their lives. They walk but remain at the same point all the time. Do You belong to this type of people? I did, but I changed it by starting making definite plans. An Idea I originally found in the amazing and life ...

Next spring

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

Finally I got my internship for next semester. I'm going to the spring city Kunming. This city is south of Chengdu and quite large. I've heard that several local minorities live there, it is one of the areas with the highest STD rates in China and the most dirty lake ...

Christmas is coming

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

Nice presents for Christmas? Santa is coming soon and You should write something on Your wish-list. Chinese Tea German Beer Lot's of money It's the last week before Christmas and I'm once again too busy to write anything meaningfull. Just now I got an email for an job interview. The number of applications I wrote ...

Are You ashamed of Your Chinese learning speed?

Saturday, December 15th, 2007

How long are You learning Chinese already? How much did You learn in that time? These guys from the Spanish class are already fluent after 1 year of study. Slow learning seems to be a common problem with Chinese learners. So what's different about learning Chinese compared to learning Spanish ...

What type of language learner are You?

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

There are several types of language learners. To which type to You belong to? 1.) The Job and Business learner This person is interested in making money and business with economically growing countries. Languages that are considered hip for this person include Mandarin, Russian and Spanish. Somewhat rarer but also ...

Chengdu

Sunday, December 9th, 2007

This summer I've been in Chengdu (成都市 Chéngdū Shì) to learn some Chinese. It was definitely a nice stay, and the city is leaping forward in large steps. A major part of the ongoing efforts is to build a subway system. Currently it is under construction, in 2010 the first ...

Economist: Learning Mandarin is useless

Friday, December 7th, 2007

The Economist posted an article dubbed False Eastern promise about the advantages and disadvantages of learning Chinese. Most of their arguments are against Chinese. I think they are pretty wrong and I'll show why. Dear Economist, have a look. In the beginning of the article Economist presents some facts. They write: ...

Almost weekend

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

I'm pretty busy at the moment with everything. Therefore I recommend You prepare some Chinese food and enjoy. Add in a beer or two and invite some friends. So I will give You this nice food picture. Mention all the peppers in there. It's Sichuan cuisine - hot as hell. If ...