Thanks for stopping by :-).
A quick intro –
Name: Chi (pronounced chai, like the tea).
Yes, it’s my real name.
No it doesn’t have an interesting story behind it or any particular meaning.
No I don’t have any kind of exotic background.
What this blog is about: Learning Chinese – in somewhat unusual circumstances.
I have never been to China, I have no plans to live or work there.
My fiance – who happens to have been born in China to Chinese parents – speaks perfect English (along with Spanish and Chinese) so he’s not the reason I am learning .
His parents – who speak pretty much exclusively in Chinese – are the reason I STARTED learning.
However, the reason I CONTINUE to learn is that Chinese is changing the way I think so much that can’t imagine not learning it anymore.
Work: Aside from studying Chinese I also work full time as an advisor to a state government minister.
Prior to this I worked as a journalist for a national news wire service.
I also snuck in two winters working at the snowfields (in Australia and Japan) with my then-boyfriend, now-fiance.
Fun: It’s fair to say I might be slightly addicted to the snow.