Greeting from Home of Taichi 2

ImageImage老师你好,

It is going well so far, although I am not training so much today as I injured my foot. We are meeting lots of interesting people with amazing Tai Chi skills though and the food is fine. They make very simple meals. Rice, rice porridge, steamed bread, noodles and a few vegetables. Some people think it’s boring, but I enjoy it.
 
Quite often people come up to me and start speaking Chinese. I feel quite rude not understanding them, but they don’t seem to mind. Today a man took five long minutes to get me to undestand “which country are you from?” It was quite a relief to finally understand – ah! 英国!英国!It is one thing in the classroom, but with all the different accents and how fast people talk in normal conversation, even the basics are quite difficult at first. Every day I learn some new words 🙂
 
Paul
 
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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jane aka NorthernTeacher
    Mar 18, 2014 @ 18:24:39

    Your blog is interesting especially the bit about people coming up to you and speaking Chinese and the fact you don’t understand the accent. Wait until you meet that very helpful Chinese person who will then endeavour to write down what has been said – to make things simpler for you!!! Good luck with the tai chi 🙂

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  2. Alison Minns
    Mar 21, 2014 @ 12:50:47

    Hi Paul
    Love the photos!
    Alison

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