San Francisco, CAUSA 94111
June 19, 2011
I grew up in the bay area and am back in the bay getting a PhD in biophysics. I studied Mandarin in undergrad and am trying to gain back my vocabulary and speaking skills.
I used to play jazz saxophone but it has been a while. If there are other jazz musicians in this group maybe we could have a jam session.
Food: Too many to list, but pan-fried dumplings (like 上海小杨生煎包 for those who have been to Shanghai), egg and tomato (番茄炒蛋) because it is so simple, three-cup chicken（三杯鸡）all come to mind. Movie: A variety of Hong Kong movies, mainly Wang Kar Wai (王家衛) movies like Chungking Express and In the Mood for Love. In terms of Mainland movies I really liked Not One Less (一个都不能少). Of movies shot in Taiwan I really liked Eat Drink Man Woman (饮食男女). Music: No particular favorites
I will attend as many events as my schedule allows. Unfortunately my apartment is likely too small for large group events.
I speak English fluently and am trying to learn Mandarin, primarily in terms of vocabulary and sentence patterns.