Ooh, I woke up late this morning and that’s thrown everything off. What with three papers due next week and midterms this week, I haven’t picked up a novel in ages… so I’m afraid this post will mostly feel academic. But that’s definitely not a bad thing–I’m super interested in everything I’ve been learning about (except the random calculus in my Asian Studies class–what? It’s on page 11.) I like math and all, but… please, not another story problem! I’ve been learning tons though, and–quick storytime–I heard someone pass by in the hall on a phone call saying, “어디계세요 , 옴마? (Odi Kyeh Se yo, forgive my terrible romanization.)” And I totally understood. That’s what reading my textbook will do! And my amazing 선생님.
My Reason: Because I’ve dedicated 4 years of my life to Chinese, I’m not gonna let myself forget it now.
What I’m Reading
慢速中文 Slow Chinese, articles:
漫画家钱海燕 (Manhua Artist Qian HaiYan)
《琅琊榜》与中国美 (Nirvanna in Fire with/and? Chinese Beauty)
中国年轻人的职业“间隔年” (Chinese Young People’s Occupational “Gap Year”)
中国孕妇的传统生活禁忌 (Traditional Taboos for a Chinese Pregnant Woman)
单身是一种选择 (Singledom is a Kind of Choice)
My Korean Textbook (we just went over the native Korean number system, I thought I was done with the 4 place transition! But no!! Oh well, at least I have prior experience with it–so it’s not too bad. I feel super bad for my 同学 classmates, though–they’ve never seen anything like it before.)
Brutus I. (Yeah, that’s the face I made too. What is it exactly? I’m… still not super sure, it sounds like a call for all the citizens to make sure they really supported the Constitution before rallying behind. It’s an old founding document, super interesting stuff… if a bit hard to understand.)
The Skimm. Has anybody ever heard of it? They take all the day’s news and give you a shortened, satirical view. They don’t seem to lean left or right, either, which can be nice.
When He Comes, Close Your Eyes. So I’m a bit of a liar, I think I’m going to pick up the translated Chinese novel 他来了，请闭眼 again. It was a super fun drama and I want to try the book one more time.
A Chinese Manhua, in Chinese. Does anyone have any recommendations? I really want to read something I’ll enjoy to keep my Chinese fresh. Same with any drama recommendations, I’m pretty much done with Boss and Me.
I think that’s it! Super fun, I love to learn. TgoodnessIF! How do you get your news?
Thanks for reading,