I took the 7:55 plane from Beijing to Changsha, and arrived in Changsha shortly after ten. The ride to Xiangtan took about an hour, and when I arrived it was nearly time for lunch. After lunch Hu Laoshi had a Q & A session at the Foreign Languages School (外语学院). The students there were excited […]
Last night we gave another lecture in Yueyang (岳阳) to a crowd of about 1,000. It was my first trip to Hunan, Catherine’s home province. Before the lecture we took a trip to 岳阳楼 and had our share of spicy Hunan food. I had to leave shortly after I finished my talk to catch a […]
We had a great lecture last night at 江汉大学 (Jiang Han University). I spoke first, followed by Hu Laoshi and then Yin Jiankun. It was the first time the three of us had spoken together. I talked about spoken English, and Hu and Yin focused on the NETEM (考研). The classroom could hold around 600 […]
Kung Fu Hustle, starring Stephen Chow (周星池), got a great review in the New York Times. I watched the movie a couple of months ago in Beijing, loved it, and wondered how well it would play in the US.
Hu Laoshi, Yin Jiankun and I are in Wuhan. It’s my first visit here. Yesterday we had two lectures at Wuhan University. Hu Laoshi and I talked about general English study in the afternoon, and Hu Laoshi and Yin Jiankun talked about 考研 in the evening. It was my first time to see Yin Jiankun […]
Google has added satellite imagery to Google Maps. It’s one of the coolest things I’ve seen in a while. I just zoomed in on my home in North Carolina and traced the route I used to take to get to school. I got all nostalgic.
Lacking the energy to be creative, here’s a link to the 100 greatest April Fool’s jokes of all time. Good reading practice. 😉