正月十五:fifteenth and final day of my ‘hóngbāo’ adventure

For my final one, I thought I'd make a video. I tried to keep it short but it is just over six minutes! (I apologise for any babbling or for talking too much.) For those who are looking at this blog page for the first time, this ‘hóngbāo’ adventure is a series of posts starting … Continue reading 正月十五:fifteenth and final day of my ‘hóngbāo’ adventure

初四: day four of my ‘hóngbāo adventure’ the mandarin side of things

I'm afraid that Day Four isn't anything mind-blowingly exciting in the Chinese calendar. It is a day when the corporate "spring dinners" kick off and business returns to normal. All the firecrackers have been exploded and dumplings eaten and sadly everyone (who has been celebrating) has to return to reality. I'm painting the picture rather … Continue reading 初四: day four of my ‘hóngbāo adventure’ the mandarin side of things

Final Year Commences…

I feel as if I haven't written on this blog in an incredibly long time and have decided to write a quick "in the moment" post as a break from Spanish revision. I already have an assessment on Tuesday (4th October) that I am dreading. It's too soon! As a language student I am definitely … Continue reading Final Year Commences…