August 18, 2013
I originally started studying Chinese in order to make learning Japanese easier later (my college didn't offer Japanese).
Intermediate. I can get around well, but my vocabulary is sometimes limiting.
Yes, three times. I've lived in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Ningbo, and Linhai. I've also visited Beijing and Hong Kong.
I grew up in Dallas, but have never particularly liked it here. I almost got my degree in Chinese Literature, but had to change schools. I had to leave my second teaching trip to China last December due to medical problems. I'm in recovery still.