Archive for October 22nd, 2007

Since I’ve been learning Chinese for the past week and a half I’ve noticed how I’ve been using more and more Chinese words in my daily vocabulary. This is good because I’m actually using Chinese words for practice and to help me memorize them, but its bad because sometimes people don’t know what I’m talking about. I’m using Chinglish a mix of English and Chinese. I use it in restaurants, taxi’s, or to my flatmate’s friends. I can see how weird it can sound if you only know Chinese or only know English. These people probably think I’m crazy, but I think most know I’m just practicing my Chinese words. Wo bu zhidao, I mean I don’t know, but I do think its helping me pick up my Chinese faster. So just deal with it. 🙂

I went to Xian this weekend and really noticed how bad the pollution is here in China. I know Beijing is high but I usually dont smell it or feel it in my lungs however in Xian I did. At one point my felt light headed as if I was breathing in car fumes. Not good. I might need one of those painter masks or a gas mask, geez.