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Matthew R.

Location:

New York, NY
Hometown: Canberra

Member since:

March 3, 2011

What are your favorite Chinese dishes and foods?

Everything. srsly.

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.)

A website once said it was 'advanced' but I doubt that. I can follow the news, and when I must, I translate stuff. I can make myself understood most of the time. My writing is appalling.

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

Listen to a Chinese person lecture on the marvelous and abstruse aspects of their culture and language, ask them questions about that, and more. Movies; discussions on current affairs; a film followed by a discussion of its merits, ideas raised, etc.

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

As yet unsure.

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

I grew up in Geelong and Canberra, Australia. Canberra is the capital. I knew nothing about China until around 2005, when I heard of something called "Falun Dafa." My curiosity was piqued. I started on the language in late 2007; never looked back.

Introduction

I'm an Aussie. And China is my thing, big time.


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