February 24, 2010
大家你好！I found this group via chinesepod. I live in Berkeley, but would definitely make the trek for some badminton & language practice. :)
I don't know any authoritative best seller list in China. But here (http://book.douban.com/) is where I go often for the latest Chinese book info. douban.com is a very useful Chinese website; it is also a great place to make connections with like-minded people!
One of my favorite modern Chinese novelist is Ailing Zhang (or Eileen Chang;张爱玲). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eileen_C...
She used to work at the cal, Berkeley campus, in 1970s (?). :-)
hello Arielle it was great to meet you last night at your home. I am glad I had met some great people as well. I will be sure to study chinese along with he web site you have on your profile as well as dictionary once again thank you so much for having me and hope to see you again Matt
Hi Arielle, I hurt my leg yesterday and couldn't make it today to the meeting. Next time!
Hope you all have fun tonight!
Thanks for the greeting, Arielle! I strongly recommend Last Train Home. It is one of the best made films in recent years about China's rural to urban migrant workers. I just watched two weeks ago at Berkeley. Two thumbs up!
Hi Arielle! I newly joined this group and can't wait to meet everyone! I am a graduate student and now live at the East Bay. I am a native Chinese speaker and want to practice language with native English speakers while helping with Chinese-learning. This group looks awesome. I can't agree more what you said "language exchange is super fun and helpful for everyone." :-)
Great to meet you Arielle. Meeting another serious learner is fun, and I was encouraged! Looking forward to the next meet up:)
sounds good, I'll try to make it!
Hi, It was really nice to meet you too. That was a lot of fun and really productive. I'm looking forward to the next one!
Hi Arielle, Glad that you join us!! look forward to meeting you!