baseball, Chinese, etc.
Mon, 14 Aug 2000 17:36:47 -0400 (EDT)
Josh Baugher writes:
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> >Went to a baseball game on Friday for the first time. It was fun, more
> >fun than I expected it to be. I was a bit depressed near the end,
> >though; I wasn't positively impressed by the fans' sporting nature.
> I've always gotten extremely bored watching baseball on tv, but had a lot of
> fun during my "real" baseball experience (White Sox vs. Indians, ~`95).
Did you play for the White Sox or the Indians?
Watching brief chunks of games on TV was my only previous experience; I
was surprised by how different the experience was.
> >Been learning written Chinese --- character dictionaries, grammar
> >textbooks, and newspaper articles. It's going amazingly fast.
> That's great! What are your favorite online chinese resources?
Shodouka is cool, but I haven't really been doing it much online;
usually when I'm online, I'm at work, and when I'm at work, I don't
have time to study Chinese.
> Chinese Characters and Culture
Thanks! It doesn't render very well in the browser 'links'.
> I spent about a month in China earlier this summer. It was an amazing
> experience. It left me fascinated with all things Chinese.
Sounds terrific. A surprising number of people I knew in Dayton had
spent time living in China.
> Only downfall: I
> have yet to find any good American Chinese restaurants; or for that matter:
> even one equivalent to a mediocre _real_ Chinese meal. :-)
My friend A-Mei says the same thing. She is very happy to be back in
Taiwan and eating real Chinese food again :)
> I'm hoping to take a Chinese course at my university this fall, but the class
> seems to be maxxed out on enrollment.
Interesting. Why such interest among your classmates in Chinese?
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