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Who will rice to the challenge?

Learning Chinese is hard. Most of the time it feels like this: ASASLSK*&^%$LSJDLKSJD@#S

But when you finally get it, it's pretty neat! (I'm still waiting for this moment)

When I was studying, I came up with this to aid my learning adventures... it was a bit of a fail though as I still wrote the main message wrong (doh).

If only I had found Chineasy sooner!

Chineasy is a super awesome website that really explores the pictorial nature of chinese. It's a visual-based learning system which teaches chinese characters through stories and illustration. Not only does it help us understand and remember words and phrases, but it's just fun to look at!

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Drawing binge

Why is it that sadness often fosters creativity? I'm not sure but I've been sketching everyday since last Friday. Sure, that's only four days, but drawing is not something I do on a frequent basis. Plus its hard to get into the mindset when life is busy.

Interestingly I'm drawn (ignore pun) to faces - something I have never done or thought I could do. Mine have come out ok.

If I were to take part in "30 drawings in 30 days" I'd have no troubles completing it.

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This is how I learn

I've been taking Mandarin classes for the last six months (that's the language, not the fruit) . One lesson was particularly interesting, as we were asked to construct sentences on how we get to work. I thought it was an excellent lesson to illustrate (you know, to help me learn shit).

Apparently riding a dog or flying a dragon are not appropriate methods of transport.

Also, I should probably listen more, because the title is not grammatically correct.

FAIL.