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Yanisha

Location:

Alexandria, VA
Hometown: Texarkana, AR

Member since:

August 10, 2010

What are your favorite Chinese dishes and foods?

Salty fish rice, sweet and sour red bell pepper, Beijing sauce beef, tomato egg, lamb bbq sticks, hot pot just to name a few but I will try anything once :)

How would you describe your level of Chinese? (Eg it's my native language OR I don't speak it OR I learned some dialect from my family but little Mandarin, OR I can speak a few words, simple conversations, etc.)

upper intermediate. Frankly I get nervous around native speakers but I am working on that!

What kind of events and activities would you be interested in? What would you like to do at our events?

Cultural events, movies, happy hours, eating or just hanging out doing free stuff. As long as I can practice my spoken Chinese I am happy.

What could this group provide for you that no other Meetup could?

The opportunity to use my Chinese/learn new words and phrases that would be useful.

Where did you grow up? How did you learn Chinese? Tell us your story.

I grew up in a small town in Arkansas. I learned Chinese in college but my interest in the language began in high school when I had a pen pal from Singapore. I learned most of my Chinese in Sichuan and Taiwan.

Introduction

I have been a student of Chinese sporadically since 2002. I lived in Chengdu, Sichuan for one year and in Taiwan for three months. I am SUPER excited about making new friends who share my same passions.

What Yanisha is saying about this Meetup Group

My first meetup and I hosted it! LOVED IT!


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