In 2008 and 2009 I spent 1.5 years studying Chinese at Tongji University in Shanghai. This is my way to China, these are my experiences in Shanghai.
I arrive in China on page 15.
The Mother of Shanghai has left. The city thanked her for her dedication with a beautiful last day and a starry starry night.
Buying books for my third and last semester at Tongji. They have strange titles. The most important one: “Climbing up”. And no “Elementary Chinese” next semester. Now it’s called “Intermediate Chinese”. I’m afraid.
I invited two friends to facebook. They joined. And added my whole friend list. Now everyone’s asking me who they are. Annoying.
What I don’t understand: Why are so many people are accepting the request?
A recent discussion among friends. They think the Chinese government is on a good way. It’s working in the best interest of the country. We have to understand that.
One of the friends is now “disappointed by the government.”
I feel confirmed. And helped her to set up tor.
Less then one week until the first of my last exams here at Tongji University. So many things I’ve learned in the past year.
Back to work. Let’s study more words that a China-born friend, who has been living here for eight years, doesn’t know… ;-)
I was at work, here at italki, when a very good Chinese friend called me. She was the one who has been looking for an apartment for me before I even arrived in China, she helped me to find the room that should become my home for the next year and she guided my first steps in this foreign country.
She said she knows italki. Of course. That’s where we first met. I remeber. Back at the computer, I checked my friends and there she was. And on Saturday, we’ll meet in person.