jingning: (Lightning Melancholy)
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Sorry for the hiatus! I have been sick for the past couple of weeks, the first of which consisted of me lying in bed with a fever during my first typhoon in Taiwan. I am entering my third week of school here and my Chinese classes just started on Monday (September 26th), so I thought this would be a good time to sum up my class experiences.

I apologize for the relatively boring subject but I hope you will find some interest in how things are conducted here at NTU. Also, although I was not able to go out while the typhoon was at full force, I did get a taste of the amount of damage done to buildings, trees, and vehicles. I suspect I have yet to experience the worst of them...

「萬般皆下品,唯有讀書高」 - All Things Are Beneath Contempt, Only Learning Is Superior )

While Lara and I sort out our schedules and class workloads, we may post less frequently. However, we have a lot of ideas and adventures that we would like to share so please keep following us. 謝謝~! Thank you~!

Eating shaved ice at a place near the Taipei Main Station (MRT)
Yet to come: Eating a shaved ice dish (剉冰) with Lara and our Taiwanese friend from the States, Joyce, and other such escapades.

-- Sara

Disclaimer: "萬般皆下品,唯有讀書高 - All Things Are Beneath Contempt, Only Learning Is Superior" is from The Analects (論語), compiled by the disciples of Confucius (孔子)

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jingning: (Gintoki)
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Delphine, Lara, and I walked among the many booths of over 100 NTU clubs during the clubs exhibition day. I was in a sea of sound, the only language being Chinese -- students shouting from all directions, advertising their clubs and their pamphlets. Dancers and martial artists filled the streets, calligraphers and musicians demonstrated their talents from within their tents. Every once in a while, a life raft carried by several shirtless men would parade through the crowd; there were two girls wearing swimsuits standing in the boat and holding signs advertising the NTU Lifeguard Club. Every single activity and hobby that one could hope to do was lined up and down the main street of 台大 (NTU), enthusiastically competing for new members and it was glorious.
The main street of NTU filled with tents for the NTU clubs exhibition.

If You Meet The Buddha, Kill Him )

-- Sara

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jingning: (Traveling Ginko)
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I think I will put my personal cultural/living notes in bold from now on. If I am mistaken about these notes, please feel free to leave a comment below with corrections/additions. 謝謝~!

新世界 A New World )

View of Taipei from the roof of the GuoQing dormitory at NTU.

-- Sara

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jingning: (Twilight Fills the Air)
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I will not bore you with details of the 2-hour flight from Portland to Los Angeles, nor with the sleeping that was had on the 13.5 hour flight from Los Angeles to Taipei.

Instead, I'll jump right into the thick of things, much like how I felt when I first arrived.

你好台北。 I hope we can be friends. <3 )

-- Sara

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jingning: (Haruhi Rainbow)
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Sara大家好!我是大四的學生,在美國西岸學習漢語和商學。除了這些科目之外,我還學過韓國話和東亞研究,然後我用日本動畫與漫畫學習日文。其他的愛好還包括寫作、素描、烹飪、縫紉、COSPLAY(用道具以及化妝來扮演ACG〔動畫,漫畫,電子遊戲〕中的角色或是一些日本視覺音樂及電影中的一些人物)、玩電子遊戲、打網球、攀岩、學習外語。 Hello Everyone! I am an undergraduate student in my 4th year studying Mandarin Chinese and business at a university on the West Coast of the U.S. In addition to these focuses, I have taken courses in Korean and East Asian Studies, and "studied" Japanese in my spare time via anime and manga. Some of my other hobbies include: writing, drawing, cooking, sewing, cosplay (dressing up as characters from visual music, movies, animation, comics, and/or video games using makeup, costumes, and/or props), playing video games, playing tennis, rock climbing, and learning foreign languages.

我生命中所受到的影響。 Influences on My Life )

TL;DR: I'm RIDICULOUSLY EXCITED to study abroad in Taiwan!!!

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taiwanderland: Sara and Lara outside National Palace Museum (Default)
何靜寧 & 何靜嵐 --- Sara & Lara

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