祝你新年快乐!

Happy Lunar New Year!  A few days late, of course.

I went down to the International District again this year for their New Year celebration.  Last year was a much sunnier day (see above), but this year’s gray skies and the raindrops didn’t keep anyone from enjoying the festivities.

It was really a lot of fun, and I think that I enjoyed it even more this year since I’ve been studying Chinese (which reminds me, I have an exam tomorrow).  It’s such an exciting feeling to look at characters or to hear someone speaking Mandarin, and to understand something, even if it’s very simple, or even if there are fifty words between the two that I recognize.  Chinese was something that really intimidated me at first, but now it’s so much fun to share a secret language with 1.3 billion people.

虽然我是美国人说英文,但是我想说中文说得很好。

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