“I too am afraid” 「我也怕」

Last night, a Taiwanese friend messaged me  about the US presidential election. My succinct response: 「我也怕」 ("I too am afraid.") Maybe this goes without saying, but I didn't sleep much. I began the morning with a email from a distressed student, unable to attend class because of their emotional state after the results of the…Read more “I too am afraid” 「我也怕」

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Teaching Chinese with awful pop music

Listening through my music library on shuffle is a dangerous thing, sometimes. Perhaps also stemming from the same place from which springs my appreciation of cheaply carved and awkward looking Chinese woodblock prints, I have a perverse love of some bad pop music. Not all pop music, much of it I remain blissfully ignorant of,…Read more Teaching Chinese with awful pop music