Starting my second year!
…by starting fires and making funny faces at the beach.
A wonderful weekend river tubing, ushering in new JETs, barbecuing and playing catch-up! ♥
In times like these, I can’t imagine living anywhere but here. #shimane #kotogahama #squeakingsandbeach #asuperKerrypose #thankskeitooo #ididnotlosemyphonethistime #yayme
First, understand the provinces of China:
When people think of China, they all assume that everyone in China is Chinese, speaks Chinese, looks and live like this:
Now let’s look at the Ethnic Make-Up of China!
Look how many Han Chinese there are? But…
This is incredibly fascinating since I’m Chinese(-American) and unaware… and also even more fascinating since Mainland China is now trying to standardize TV stations in Guangdong and Hong Kong to Mandarin instead of Cantonese starting September. I’m totally against this since Cantonese is a much more colorful language than Mandarin (and also culture) but language is power…
Nevertheless, I fight my battles where I can however small they may be. I’ve recently been making a point of telling coworkers that I speak “Cantonese” and not “Mandarin”.. because knowledge is power. and I go where I can.