August 1, 2005
twice-cooked pork, mapo tofu, dim sum
I can hold a conversation, read at an elementary level, and write a few hundred characters.
Began studying in San Francisco. Managed investments in China for the past several years. Now spending more time on mastering the language.
Lifelong student, part-time resident in NoVA. 35 years interest in China, I have studied Mandarin via some college courses and through independent study. Currently working toward literacy and better listening skills.
It was fun. Looking forward to the next one.