lauralisonash's Guestbook



11th December 2010

I could feel your sadness in leaving, but it's not goodbye, it's see you another time. : ) I am looking forward to seeing you very soon. Love you LOTS!!
30th November 2010

fixed!
I fixed it. I would skype you, but every time I have time Sara(h) is sleeping.
30th November 2010

entry
Only a very short part of your entry showed up in your blog. Up to "(known as Amban" and then nothing else was there. Love you lots!
28th November 2010

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28th November 2010

: )
I miss you! less than a month to go. I was hoping to skype with you this morning but no go. Love you lots!!
17th November 2010

A new career possibility
An ear cleaner? If only I had known that was a profession. But now I am old and the learning curve for ear cleaners is most likely very steep. I love reading your blog--Glad you are having such a wonderful time.
16th November 2010

Hey
Sounds like a fun weekend but all you did was EAT! Haha! You need to email me soon or plan a time when we can skype, I miss you lots!! Love, Mom
3rd November 2010

Thank you!
Now I know what to look for.
3rd November 2010

oh no!
Don't say that! I already bought my banner. Oh well, I knew that I probably translated it incorrectly.
2nd November 2010

holy cow, a bunch of desperate housewives, LOL!
2nd November 2010

The most important Ingredients in SiChuan cuisine is 花椒 (Sichuan pepper), you can't cook Sichuan food without it.
2nd November 2010

"Welcome to my cold, shabby hovel." = 欢迎光临寒舍
1st November 2010

lajiao
I don't know exactly which one that is, but I could try to find it.
31st October 2010

spice
Someone was telling me today about the spice of Chengdu. They said it's a really "hot" spice made from red flowers? Do you know what it is? Could you get some and bring it back with you?
26th October 2010

As soon as possible!
I love you too!
25th October 2010

"because we had no idea what size/amount to order. " to order Jiaozi, 4 liangs(两) should be enough for one person. 1斤(Jin) = 10两, 1两 = 50g. you can just say: "siliang jiaozi, buyao niurou"
25th October 2010

Visit
I talked to Dad on the phone yesterday and he was so impressed with how well you are learning Chinese and have adapted to life there. I love and miss you and really wish I could go visit too. We will have to go together and you can show me all over at some point. Love you lots!!! Mom
22nd October 2010

maybe you should also try to find “猪猪侠”,another popular children's show, you will find that it is much better in everyway. -----a reader
22nd October 2010

It's only going to work
As a fellow English speaker who spent time abroad in an Asian country, I can understand your frustration at the lack of chances you get to speak the native language to native listeners. Here's my advice: When someone comes up to you and asks, "can I practice my English?" respond in Chinese. "Sure - if I can practice my Chinese with you. Let's make it 50/50." And if your Chinese is suffering and making it hard to make a 50/50 conversation, then speak as much Chinese as you can. The people who want to practice English with you will probably be the most patient and willing to help you learn Chinese. Go to the international student department and ask about clubs or programs they have for non-native speakers. My Uni had a program called conversation partners, where international students were matched up with similar U.S. students. Good luck!
16th October 2010

I didn't know that it got published!
Yay!
From Blog: TGIF Update
16th October 2010

I don't know.
But it isn't Everest
15th October 2010
The water is so blue!

Wow, so beautiful
Laura, what snow capped mountain is that in the background?
15th October 2010

The Panda Conservatory
Hi Laura, I can't wait to read your blog after you visit the Panda conservatory. And, it has been a long time since I have made jiaozi. When you are home, we should have a jiaozi making party at Chinese New years. I really enjoyed your article in the Bonney Lake Courier Herald. Jacob took it in to school to share with his 3rd grade class. The teacher read the article to the class and had to explain what yaks are. Keep up the great writing! I'm glad you are having a good time and get to experience so much.
From Blog: TGIF Update
15th October 2010

Courier Herald
Your picture and first article were in the Courier Herald this week, almost a whole page! You are famous. : )
From Blog: TGIF Update
15th October 2010

: )
I always look forward to your posts!!
From Blog: TGIF Update

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