Hometown: Concord, NH
September 9, 2008
All kinds of Jiaozi, Gongbao Jiding, Baozi, Mantou, and Yuebing.
I have taken Chinese for over three years, but lived and studied in Beijing and Yantai (Shandong Province) for 6 months. I have a Chinese minor from AU and last year conducted research for 8 months in Beijing.
Viewing Chinese cultural exhibitions in DC, going to Chinese restaurants in the area, and opportunities to speak Mandarin with native and non-native speakers!
Improving my spoken Chinese with native speakers and bonding over Chinese food and culture with others.
I grew up learning German and being obsessed with German culture and then decided to take Chinese after an AU course on world politics. At the time I realized how vital China is to US interests and wanted to start a new language. I immediately fell in love with the language and culture.
I joined this group simply to meet other Chinese speakers, practice my Chinese, enjoy Chinese culture, and reminise about China.
The group is very diverse, including college students, government employees, professors, native Chinese speakers, and many more. It really is a great place to practice speaking Chinese as well as meeting new people. I will be coming to lots of meetups in the future.