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HOME - an amazingly beautiful wake up wall to what our planet is facing

HOME - an amazingly beautiful wake up wall to what our planet is facing

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Happy Easter!

A little wish of chocolate delivered by friendly bunnies to your bellies,
wherever you are!

Things are hopping along here... With our new full-up schedules, weeks of work/school as well as weekends seem to fly by. Monday already? No worries, it'll be Friday again in a blink of an eye.

This last week we've tried to capitalize on time with a few friends who are departing for exciting travels abroad... lucky ducks! I feel I'll especially miss Anita's presence as she really became part of my Taiwan experience but now she's off to grand adventures in Borneo and beyond before returning to Toronto... I hope she posts exciting pics and stories on her blog.

In Chinese school we're wrapping up Chapter 4, which has largely consisted of measure words. Think "cluster of, bunch of, pair of, plate of" etc but with very specifically denoted matches to most nouns. So if you want to say "one shirt", it actually translates to "one-measure word for clothes-shirt" but if you're talking belts then you would say "one-measure word for long things-belt", "one-measure word for pairs-pair of socks" etc etc .... etc. It's not entirely arbitrary but it is a heck of a lot of memorizing. At least each one comes with a new pretty Chinese character to write. :)

We were asked to bring in a photo of our family to discuss younger/older siblings, parents' height, etc. As I'm entirely lacking hard copies of photographs, I decided to sketch a quick line-up of my wonderful familia. I hope you enjoy! ;-P