Sunday, January 31, 2010

Jenny Zhu's views on Google

I thought the views of Jenny Zhu from ChinesePod were interesting, when you consider how frieghtened Chinese citizens seem to be normaly, when it comes to saying anything that even slightly critisises thier government.

Jenny Zhu
A voice from China

Saturday, January 30, 2010

ChinesePod: Newbie - Simple Toasts

They. Toast. Everything. …it’s a lesson you can learn from us, or learn the hard way. So, how about you turn the tables and offer up some Mandarin Chinese “drinking words” of your own? In this podcast, learn how to spread some “cheers”. ...


Thursday, January 28, 2010

Mandarin Chinese Listening Practice: Computers

Monday, January 18, 2010

New Peggy Teaches Chinese: Mandarin Lesson: Chinese Zodiac Signs - The Year of Tiger

Thursday, January 14, 2010

ChinesePod: Newbie - Being Seated in a Restaurant

The maître d’ asks (in Chinese) “how many “--but you don’t understand, and resort back to your old days of “greasing the palm.” So she sees the 100 kuai note and assumes that you’re dining with 99 others. You’re more than welcome to book ...


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Google to stop censoring results on

This is from ABC Australia news.

"Google has threatened to shut down its operations in China after uncovering what it said were 'highly sophisticated' cyberattacks aimed at Chinese human rights activists."

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Tuesday, January 05, 2010

ChinesePod: Newbie - Please speak slowly

As mentioned previously, uttering “xiexie” and “nihao” seem to automatically put you in the bracket of “fluent”, meaning they’re going to speak to you in a normal (read: fast) speed. So learning how to tell someone in Mandarin Chinese to “s...


Saturday, January 02, 2010

New Peggy Teaches Chinese: New Year 2010/Flashback 2009

Friday, January 01, 2010

How to handle a small road accident in Taiwan

There is a lot of interesting cultural points made in these video's. The guy who made the video's hit an old bloke on a bicycle with his car. What he probably should have don't is report the accident to the police straight away, or at least come to an agreement with the guy before handing any money over.