Chinese Teacher For the second time ever, I had someone on the bus help me with my Chinese study. I was reading over Chinese characters in my Elementary Chinese Reader (volume 2) when the passenger next to me spoke to me. I was listening to a podcast and so I had to quickly turn off my MP3 player -- only problem was, I couldn't remember where I put it on my person -- it took me much longer than it should have to find it. The girl, maybe because she saw I was reading Chinese writing, though I could speak good Chinese, and so she spoke to me very fast. I had to quickly say "ting-bu-dong!" I understood was she was trying to ask me but damn, I couldn't find the words I needed to say. Eventually after awkward moments of misunderstandings, she helped me read the Chinese characters. I realized how really, really, really awful my pronunciation was and vowed to stick to learning the writing. I also reflected that I should also learn how to be nice to strangers who are nice to me.
My Viewer Stats Ever since I had an all-time high one month, my blog viewer numbers have been declining. Was it something I said? Or is it the case that I am not out there in the Wuxi Expat community anymore? Probably a bit of both.
Everyone! All the students in my conversation class told me that they were bloggers.
Red Guards are winning! After Sunday's NFL games, the Wuxi Red Guards, Wuxi Expatdom's official NFL fantasy football team, are winning their match up. If everything goes well in the Monday Night Match up, the Red Guards record will be 4-3.