Monday, April 30, 2007


早上好 zao3 shang5 hao3 good morning
中午好 zhong1 wu3 hao3 good midday/afternoon
下午好 xia4 wu hao3 good afternoon
晚上好 wan3 shang4 hao3 good night
晚安 wan3 an1 good night

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Weiqi Word of the Day: cap


Saturday, April 14, 2007



Sunday, April 08, 2007

Weiqi Words of the Day

coward! 懦luo4夫fu1
Double hane. 连lian2扳ban1

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Calling to China

My brother Ang asked me to call him at 9am this morning (his time) to help him wake up in time. Calling him made me forget ALL my Chinese at once. The moment I was on the phone, I went blank and couldn't remember any Chinese words I knew. They were fine with English, but it made me admire my sister Min even more, who moved here from China and had the problem the other way around, every time she needed to make a phone call in English.

I WILL work on my Chinese to at least be able to make a rudimentary phone call, I have been focusing on weiqi Chinese too much, and not as much on every-day-useful Chinese.

Thursday, April 05, 2007



yes, we have 10-20cm of wet, heavy snow in April!

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Iron Pillar

iron pillar 扎zha1钉ding4