Monthly Archives: September 2013

Doctor, Lawyer. . .Umbrella Designer!?!

Now don’t you wanna be an umbrella designer when you grow up?

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It’s my pleasure

As I write hundreds of Chinese characters each day I find I come to take pleasure in the actual writing of certain ones.  It sounds rather awkward to say that, because, well, do I enjoy writing the letter “a” over … Continue reading

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Respectful…internationally

“Can I climb on that statue, Mom?” “No, see that sign that says ‘Don’t climb on the statue’ over there?” “Does it mean that I really can’t climb it or that I can only climb until an airport worker tells … Continue reading

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Language Learning

Writing Chinese characters is terribly challenging, but oh so fun! Here’s an example of one of the hundreds of times that one can be a character in and of itself but can also be a part of another character with … Continue reading

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We did it again.

Standing in the hallway at the kids’ school today I am reminded that each semester life here gets easier.   Not only was Dan able to text the girls’ teacher last night and ask in Chinese what time we should … Continue reading

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