for those who know Mandarin was it worth it?

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Re: for those who know Mandarin was it worth it?

Postby asiababy » 24 May 2012, 21:40

It's been absolutely worth it for me. I love hearing people's stories, and to chat/gossip with the locals. Mastering Mandarin has let me learn many interesting things about people in my community.

For those looking for interesting things about characters, you might find artist/scholar Huang Yao's work from his scholarly period interesting. Actually, his whole life is an interesting tale. (I collaborated with this granddaughter to produce two children's books some time back.) Here is the link to his work on individual Chinese characters. http://www.huangyao.org/746.html I really like his WenZiHua http://www.huangyao.org/272.html&period=2&category=Paintings&keyword=Wenzi%20Hua%20%28Calligraphic%20Wenzi%20Hua%20/%20Picture%20Wenzi%20Hua%29
Family-friendly events and destinations Taiwan-wide. http://kidzone-tw.blogspot.com/
Looking for like-minded parents, a friendly space to take your kids, and classes for English-speaking children? http://www.parentsplace.com.tw
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