“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」

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