Chinese Crush and Ping Pong
Yep, I have a crush on one of the chinese teachers. She is like 24 and super cute. Mostly she is really funny and laughs a lot. We had chinese game night and so a lot of the chinese teachers were there showing us different games. All of our chinese teachers are like 23-25 so they are fun to hang out with. Jiao laoshi (the best one) was showing us chinese chess, so I played chinese chess. haha it was great. She is just so happy and funny. The whole time while we were playing I was just trying to make her laugh haha it was a good time.
Tomorrow morning none of us have class so we are having breakfast at nate’s place. I’m bringing some eggs. For those of you who don’t know Nate, he is a great cook, and a great guy for always inviting us to his place to eat. Fraiser, his roommate, who is 26, is also a great guy. The two of us are going to Hong Kong this weekend. Should be sweet, I am actually taking a night train so that will be an experience. Those two are probably my closest friends so far, those I still like almost everyone here so much. Max, Zain, Rocio, Lay, Lexi, Jacob, Nawei. Fraiser and Nate’s chinese roommate is also THE man. His name is Kuan, but his friends call him Kuanzi (zi means kid, because he is so young for his grade all of his friends call him a kid, but it is definitely also joke about Kwanzaa, I think) so I call him Kuanzi. He is the most helpful, hilarious, earnest, happiest chinese person I know. He is our super hero. He is just hilarious and awesome all at once.
One more thing then I gotta do some homework. I am psyched. I am officially joining a nearby college’s ping pong team. The opportunity came up and I was like YES. I am fully aware that I will most likely get my ass kicked, but I am very excited to try to beat at least a couple chinese people at their own sport. Mostly though, I figured that ping pong is so huge here, how could I NOT be on a team, especially since I have played a little ping pong in my day. I ping some pong. Can’t wait to see how I stack up / represent america in ping pong to the best of my ability.
On a quick side note, the kid who is my contact into this club called me today. I haven’t met him yet, so he introduced himself. He said his name was dangxiao. He only speaks a little english so he speaks chinese to me and i speak chinglish to him. Anyway, so he says his name is dangxiao, but then he goes, but you can call me Leslie if you like. hahah. I started laughing a little on the phone, but he was serious. Can’t wait to play some ping pong with a chinese guy named Leslie.