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Observations tuesday – learning characters

I was teaching Krysta her first Chinese characters and came to a realization. The old style characters are sometimes much easier to teach than the new. Take 馬 (mǎ, or horse).

The old version (馬) looks much more like a horse with 4 legs and a rider than the new, stylized . . . → Read More: Observations tuesday – learning characters

Observations tuesday – learning characters

I was teaching Krysta her first Chinese characters and came to a realization. The old style characters are sometimes much easier to teach than the new. Take 馬 (mǎ, or horse).

The old version (馬) looks much more like a horse with 4 legs and a rider than the new, stylized . . . → Read More: Observations tuesday – learning characters

Photo Mondays – 2011 December 5 – Beef in pottery pot

Traditional local speciality Korean meal of beef with mushrooms.

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modern world

There has been a lot of talk about this recently.

Typically Australians talk about traditional and modern in the terms of moral values. Modern is seen as being more liberal, traditional more conservative. I think that all of these are an abuse of the term. There have been times and civilisations where being say, sexually . . . → Read More: modern world