ZHONG GUO - THE MIDDLE KINGDOM

ZHONG GUO - THE MIDDLE KINGDOM
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Mar 3, 2013

Feb 25th

It's so interesting to be sitting in a wine bar in Shanghai listening to Chinese people talk about the differences between Beijing people and Shanghai people. And for me to immediately think, I am definitely a Beijing ren- how I speak, how I give directions, probably even how I think. I'm also confused as to how I'm in the most quiet neighborhood in China. I've never seen a place in China be shut down at 10pm. I walked almost my entire immediate neighborhood and everything is closed. Apparently, the only thing open is this wine bar. I have to admit hearing English is a bit disorienting. I have to pay so much attention to catch every word when listening to Chinese so that to understand instantaneously seems foreign. I also have noticed that I want to rearrange English words to the Chinese syntax or word order. I also for every word I know in Chinese I want to use it when I think/speak in English.

Random...hearing about pound cake in China is really weird. I don't even have an oven in my apartment. Speaking of trying to make pork chops without an oven is very difficult. Dinner was a total mishap. I can't figure out why the stove top randomly increases temperature. That is super annoying and I ruined my new pan!

1 comment:

  1. You are incredibly insightful as well as very beautiful. I always love your blog, please write more.

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