Monthly Archives: January 2011

杨柳枝词

杨柳枝词 [唐]刘禹锡 城外春风吹酒旗行人辉袂日西时.长安陌上无穷树,唯有垂柳管别离. Advertisements

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Homework assignment – corrected sentences 2011-01-26

1. 还【hái】 <adv. Still a. I attended many classes, but I still cannot read hanzi. b. 我上过多课,但我还是看不懂汉字。 2. 不【bù】 no; not. a. I don’t want that book. b. 我不要这本书 c. This sentence is not correct. d. 这句子不对 3. 起【qǐ】 rise; … Continue reading

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A little discomfort

I had a medical procedure yesterday. The nurse told me there might be a little discomfort. That was the biggest understatement since someone told me “There are more Chinese than you.”

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“Across China”

I’m now reading “Across China” by Peter Jenkins.

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No person was ever honored for what he received.

No person was ever honored for what he received. He was honored for what he gave. ~ Calvin Coolidge

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Das Boot

Last night I watched the movie “Das Boot”.  It’s about a German submarine crew during World War II.Although over 3 hours long, it’s very well done and realistic.I think it ranks with “All Quiet on the Western Front” and “Saving … Continue reading

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Excerpts from “The Last Chinese Chef”

I have attached some phrases from “The Last Chinese Chef”. I love this book. When I read it, it’s almost like I’m back in China. Parts of it brought tears to my eyes. 你放心好. (Ni fang xin hao). That means … Continue reading

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