Hi, everyone. I'm a Northern Canadian, and I seem to have gained a circle of interests that circle around China, so I thought it was time I learned the language. In the end, I'd love to learn traditional characters so that I can read Buddhist writings in the language they were either written in or translated into early, but maybe I'm too old to learn so much! I also practice Yang style Tai Chi, traditional hand form and some saber so far, so it would be good to have an understanding of the names of the poses and the saber form poem. Also, I have an on again off again relationship with Waiqi (aka Go), although I know only Japanese terminology when it comes to that. Finally, I LOVE tea. Never big into that really expensive pu 'erh stuff because I'm not that rich, but I might go out of my way for some half decent dragonwell tea, or even some smoky lapsang souchong on a cold and rainy day. Beyond some futile years learning French in school, this will be my second language. So, nice to meet you, fellow students. Ni3 hao3 ma?
Hi, I'm Todd.
May 16, 2011
May 17, 2011
Welcome to the Rocket course Todd. If you are serious and prepared to put in the time you will find it a rewarding experience. Even a modest knowledge of other languages makes one realize and understand that we are all part of the one family.
May 17, 2011
I forgot to mention what a wonderful part of the world Canada is. So much that I have been to various parts of east and west a few times. While the scenery is reknowned for it's spectacular scenery, I found the people very friendly and easy to communicate with. (I live in NSW Australia)
June 25, 2011
June 29, 2011
Hello to all, these are heart warming conversations! I enjoy reading (hearing) them a lot!
January 9, 2013
Hi Todd, Your name in connection with WeiQi sounds very familiar :-) Maybe we met in Bejing before? Nice to read you at rocketChinese!
July 17, 2013
Hi Todd. I also practice Tai Qi, although, my style is Wu style. Have you tried Falun Gong?