I used to be super fit and healthy then fell off the bandwagon. Now I’m fat again and well here I am trying to lose about 20lbs. I ultimately desire the exuberant health I once had. Looking good is just a beneficial side effect. Cheers to health, exercise, beauty. :)
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Since February it’s officially been one year of my endeavour to learn Chinese. I can now watch talk shows and soap operas for entertainment and read well enough for pleasure. My listening abilities could use some improvement. My goal now is to read one newspaper article everyday, to make notes and to hopefully be able to read a newspaper with ease without having to constantly reference a dictionary by the end of the year. In addition to that, I’m always improving my spoken Chinese. I’m really content with my progress so far. I can read well over a thousand characters, and input on a computer. I can’t put pen to paper off the top of my head, but that will come later. The penless approach is great.
So….. I learned some basic Chinese in high school but I never took it seriously. Now many years later, since February I restarted my studies with Chinese. This time I’m a bit more diligent with it. I can read a good amount of characters, my listening skills could improve drastically, my spoken skills are just ok. My tones are more or less correct, but could use some polishing. In addition to the ultra-pompous standard northern accent, I’d like to pick up a relaxed Taiwanese accent. I cannot for the life of me write more than some 100 characters, although character recognition is around at least 1000 or so characters. Maybe in three years I could read a newspaper with ease. Meanwhile, I’d like to just improve my colloquial daily language to participate in all aspects of the sinophonic world. Anyone want to help ?