Tuesday, October 11, 2005


The Pimsleur Mandarin CDs are not bad. One main advantage is saving driving time to classes that never fit in my schedule anyway. And I can go at my own speed. And all the repetition hopefully improves my pronunciation. But if I copy everything they say, I'll learn a Beijing accent. I should get the Cantonese one for my friend so she can learn to speak with her "mother-in-law". (And then I can borrow them too. :P )

So not all hope is lost... for my Chinese. But at this age, wonder if my pronunciation and ability to think in Chinese can still be learned. And all the meanings that can't be translated. Picking up where my Chinese stopped at the age of 7.

Tell myself go to sleep.