It is the second of my days off. So I can call it an AKIC Sunday. However, the K family isn't going to church. There isn't one in my area and I haven't really talked about my faith issues with my wife. I am afraid she wouldn't understand. But she is religious so we don't have any atheist -- religious differences. She is nominally Bhuddist.
Anyway, Jenny and Tony are asleep. I am trying to write a blog entry. But my muse is AWOL. I will just have to do the best I can.
My Chinese Language Skills
I am a long way from achieving even minimal fluency in Chinese. I can understand a few questions. But I find with listening that even words I know when spoken to me are hard to understand. Yesterday, I happened to catch some t.v. where a pilot trainee was told to get out a mock cockpit. The words that the trainer yelled were incomprehensible. I asked the wife what the trainer said, and she told me he said words that I did know -- I couldn't pick them up because of the speed and the accent.
All I can do is keep trying.
Chickens, chickens everywhere
In China, a westerner doesn't want to think too much about the food he is eating has come from and how it has been handled. Driving around the area yesterday, I saw chickens everywhere: in trash, in traffic, and living amongst humans.
The Chinese have an intimate awareness, it would seem, between the fact that food comes from the refuse of before.