Tag Archives: Mainland China

Slow and Steady Wins the…Battle

With a slow and steady pace, I bow to my two 太极剑 coaches, 王老师 (instructor Wang) and 郭老师 (instructor Guo), and say, “Lao shi hao.” Having formally greeted them, I begin my exercise sequence: five minutes of neck, shoulders, hips, … Continue reading

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Practicing Chinese Language, Bargaining

Not only is my Mandarin improving but my bargaining skills are too; perhaps this is because my spoken Chinese is improving, so I have the vocabulary to ask for discounts, but part of it is also thinking  in taibi (or … Continue reading

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