I have a roommate finally. She is from Hong Kong/Singapore/French Canada. (There are so many Asian-American/Canadian/Australian/Europeans here. I had dinner with 8 people who looked Asian but weren't).
Monday, September 22, 2008
I'm pretty amazed at how fast you pick up a language when you are surrounded by it. I had 4 hours of class in only Chinese today, and then spent about 3 hours studying and I feel so accomplished. At home, I was always pretty exhausted if I spent more than 2 hours studying Chinese, but there's something different about being here. I have an environmental engineering textbook in both languages and have been trying to decipher it. It's actually pretty fun. I feel like an archaeologist.