Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Dying in the heat

Posted by 雯雯 at 1:45 PM
*wipes forehead*
Summer is starting to hit in (at least for a Norwegian such as myself), and the humidity is crazy! To illustrate, I accidentally got my math papers wet last Saturday, and after lying quiet to dry they're still moist. It's crazy shit.

Other than that, I'm going home so soon that AFS have already announced the end-of-stay orientation, and what joy, every country needs to hold a seven-minute presentation in Cantonese about what they've learnt and gained this year! Eirik, the other Norwegian exchange student, and me aren't the most fluent in Cantonese to put it mildly. Yes, I've been learning a lot these past weeks, but there's a long way to go from "You can't puke in the MTR station!" to "I have learned a lot about cultural differences, and about the way Chinese people think and act........."
We've sent a mail to AFS asking them nicely if we can hold said presentation in English, however, I don't think they'll allow us to.

It's not that Cantonese is an incredibly useful language, unless you're going to Hong Kong (which I doubt I will in the near future), though that shouldn't suggest that I don't like learning it. My limited mastery of Cantonese will be one of my random skills, and if anyone asks me I'll very gladly teach them how to say obscene things (it seems those are the things that stick the most, so when people get me tongue-tied I usually retort with a "trip and fall down" or "you wanna squeeze my boobs, right?")

Until next time!

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