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This is the Chinese version of a post I wrote last year. I had the good fortune to see Ronaldinho in real life. In case you can’t read Chinese (LOL) and would like to read about this experience, click here for part one, and here for part two. Though the post is almost two years old, I wanted to write about it, because my Chinese has improved tremendously. I can express myself better now (as you can see, LOL) 我不喜欢足球或者篮球。我认为它们是世界上最笨蛋的运动之一,尤其是足球。二十多人追一个球九十分钟左右,结果还是零比零。我承认,足球运动员的体形很迷人,所以大概五分钟看看一场比赛不觉得浪费时间, 哈哈。看看帅哥让我开心啊! 零比零!怎么笨蛋的运动之一! 虽然我不喜欢足球,但是我认识很多足球运动员的名字。是实在的,每个球类运动,我都不喜欢。乒乓球和台球是例外。来中国以后,我在华文认识了以为巴西留学生。我很喜欢跟他聊天儿,因为安哥拉和巴西的葡萄牙语有时候有些区别的。安哥拉学生的发音有时候怪怪的。我学会了巴西的葡萄牙语, 我是模仿巴西的发音。 我们认识的时候,他已经在中国四年了, 快要毕业了。有一天,刚刚起床时,我看到我微信朋友圈了。麦克,我巴西朋友的照片和短片很了不起了!麦克居然跟一位巴西传奇人在一起的!是谁?罗纳尔迪呢或称小罗。天啊!我挡下打电话给麦克了。 凤凰:“麦克,真的不是梦!” 麦克:”不是!我现在在跟他一起,看着他吃饭!“ 凤凰:SHUT THE […]

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It’s has been quite some time since I’ve put up anything in Chinese. I had my computer reinstalled and they deleted all of my files. All of my essays in Chinese were save in a special folder. Well, thankful I have a good memory and am a good writer. *smiley face*. 我刚来中国时,我很喜欢跟中国人谈谈话,尤其是在出租车上。有一天,一位司机问我: 司机:“你是哪里人?” 凤凰:“我是苏里南人。” 司机:“是在非洲吗?” 凤凰: “不是,我不是非洲的,我来自南美洲。” 司机转头地沉默看看我,然后他从视镜又看了我一眼,好像我是世界七奇观之一。真的很可笑。 司机:“你真的不是非洲的吗?为什么你的肤色黑色?” 我真的不知道怎么回答,是很漠然了。 我闹了个很多笑话。有一天,还是在出租车上,我想要练习我的口语。 司机:“你从哪里来?” 凤凰: “从南美洲。” 司机:“哪个国家?” 凤凰:“苏里南。” 司机: “什么南?” 凤凰: “就是在巴西的北边儿。” 司机: “啊, 你是巴西人。” 凤凰: “不是,我是苏里南人,不是巴西的,苏里南是它的另据。” 司机: “对,你是在巴西北部出生的。” 我放弃了,不想纠正他了。司机高兴地又说上:“你来中国读书吗?” 那时我觉得这个问题很奇怪的。我一面笑一面回答:“我来中国不是为了看书,我来这儿是为了学习。我也可以在苏里南看书啊,我有很多书!我们也有图书馆!” 我说完之后,司机默然了。 我还有很多我想给你们讲,但是我很累了。睡觉!  

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Chinese poetry

Reciting Chinese poetry was this year’s biggest challenge! My first year in China I had to learn Chinese songs. I hated that class. Not because the songs weren’t interesting, oh they were. It had more to do with me not seeing the benefit to learning Chinese songs if I couldn’t understand the language. For our graduation we had to write a graduation essay. I was the only first-year to write a fifteen-page-essay in Chinese. This year we had to recite poetry. If we didn’t do it, we wouldn’t be able to […]

My Life in China

Looking back at my first year in China, is amazing. I have learned so much, grown so much, and also met a lot of amazing people. Some will be my friends for life! Before I continue, I need to apologize for the quality of the pictures. They were taken with great camera’s, but somehow, they look pretty crappy here. One thing these ladies love, is taking a good picture. All of them ready to pose for the camera. I guess it’s an Asian thing, because Chinese take selfies all day, […]

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blunders

Learning Chinese has been very interesting so far. The funniest thing, is that there are so many synonyms for one word, but they (sometimes) cannot be used interchangeably. That’s what’s a bit of a head scratcher from time to time, but it keeps things interesting. Let me tell you about some funny blunders I made learning Chinese. 筷子VS 快子 When I first arrived in China, I said to myself, “Girl, you’re in China now. You have to eat like Chinese, go out and get yourself some chopsticks.” A quick Chinese lesson […]

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Chinese Class

Chinese class is now in session, ladies and gentlemen! Had my first classes on Monday. Some of the classrooms received a drastic makeover! I love it! State of the art equipment! There are cameras in every corner of the classroom. We have to stand up to answer questions, so we appear on the TV screen. No more whiteboards and blackboards. Everything is digitalized. In one word: AWE-MAZING! Apparently the school wants to “spy” on its teachers, LOL. They wish to evaluate their teaching methods. Well, they can pimp all of […]

My Life in China - Chinese Version
learning Chinese

Learning Chinese again, people! I arrived almost two months late. Why? I thought classes started around the second week of September, for that’s when they told me to arrive last year. So, I just assumed I needed to be back around that time. Besides my stupidity, I didn’t have a passport. Before I left for China in September 2015, I knew my passport would expire in less than a year. My Daddy told me to apply for a new one before leaving Suriname, but I was so happy I would […]

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