26 January, 2007

Chinese Class

Yes I am taking Chinese this semester. I am so happy and excited because I have wanted to learn Madarin so bad for looooooong time. This is how the story started. I signed up Human Communication CO100 to fill the communication elective slot in my curriculum. For some reason the number "100" just didn't sound right to me, I was afraid "100" class was not creditable. So, I went to my advisor to see if CO100 was the right class to take yesterday. The first reaction I got from him was "you're chicken, that is the easiest class." So that meant I took the right class. But, he said I could also take foreign language instead. Is Chinese ok? Yes. So I went to Conversational Chinese CN 101 yesterday at 1pm. (101 sounds much better than 100). The Chinese professor talked to me after class and suggested me to take CN 102 instead of 101. So, I also went to CN 102 at 2:30pm. After that class, the professor said it's ok for me to take 102, I would be bored in 101. So finally, I dropped CO100, and signed up CN 102. Yay!! Now I could learn Chinese and get the credits that I need to graduate. For the people who is thinking I am cheating, I am Chinese, why do I have to take a Chinese class, just to raise my GPA? No, that is nto the reason. Yes I am Chinese, but I speak Cantonese, not Mandarin. I have been dying to learn Mandarin for long time, since I think it's a shame that I don't know how to speak Mandarin. And most of my friends are from Mainland china and Tai Wan, so it would be much easier to communicate with them if I know the language. Good to luck to me on the Chinese class!!

And here is the current Kyoto sweater. It's "almost" done...

4 comments:

Bijal said...

so thats a Kyoto sweater! haha yeah i know pretty dumb :D anyway, its cute!

jennsquared said...

That is so cool the fact you are gonna learn Mandarin. If you need help, let me know! Your Kyoto sweater is looking awesome! I can't wait to see the finish product :)

Baby Beth said...

The sweater is looking good. So question...are Cantonese and Mandarin similar? Because I speak Hebrew but I can understand bits and pieces of Arabic. I was wondering it was the same for you...

anphoe said...

Beth,
Cantonese and Mandarin are quite different, I think. I can read, they have then same "tranditional" characters, but pronouce differently. There is also "simplified" characters which are used mostly by people from Mainland China, and I only know how to read some of them. So, I need to learn :)