China is Big!
Editor's note: Part of this (a very small part) is written in simplified Chinese characters. I'm too lazy to find out for you where you can download the programs to be able to read them in Windows or on Macs. If you see a strange sentence with a bunch of strange characters in it, they're Chinese characters. Relax, it's not important to the story. But you may want to download the drivers or whatever anyway, because I'm going to start trying to put more of this in, now that I've figured out how to do it.
Editor's Second Note: No, it's not. My webcrimson won't support the characters. So it'll look funny anyway. I'm working on fixing this problem.
I was talking to Ing and practicing one of the two sentences I can so far write in Chinese:
ÖÐ ¹ú ´ó Âð?
Which, in pinyin, is Zhong Guo Da Ma? In English: Is China big?
"Zhong guo da ma!" I said, all excited.
"Is this what you say when you're lost?" Ing asked.
I looked at her for a moment. "Um, no...."
"It means Chinese auntie."
"Um... No, that wasn't what I was trying to say at all."
All sorts of stuff like this happens, although my favorite is Paul trying to say, "It's cold!", and saying instead "The wolf is coming!"