June 23, 2013
No, I am a native English speaker.
Experiencing Chinese culture has let me experience the world with a completely different view. I grew up around and spent a lot of time with a Taiwanese family when I was young. When I actually decided to learn Chinese and go to China when I was older, I think so many facets resonated with me from my childhood, that I have trouble articulating one thing specifically that I enjoy the most.
I am using Chinese strictly for leisure, but wouldn't mind using it in a work situation.
I lived for about a month in Shanghai.
I studied it for about 3 years, but less aggressively in the latter years.
I enjoy opportunities to practice and speak Chinese when I can.