As so well said by Jieming, i jsut watn to add by telling that Alex is now learning Cantonese by attendiong classes. Hhe.. isn t that amazing? Alex, i wish youMessage 1 of 9 , Sep 30, 2004View SourceAs so well said by Jieming, i jsut watn to add by telling that Alex
is now learning Cantonese by attendiong classes. Hhe.. isn't that
Alex, i wish you learn well and have fun while learning
I am always from my desk. :) but need to go sooooooon..
--- In DragonSeedLegacy@yahoogroups.com, "kitmengleong"
> Hi Andries,illness.
> Hey, no worries. Glad to hear you're recovering from your
> I appreciate your frank opinions and am glad to hear your point offor
> view/s as well.
> I don't really think it's strange for a dutchman to have a healthy
> interest in Chinese culture and issues. This kind of cross cultural
> exchange of ideas only helps us understand each other better. On my
> part, I also try and learn other cultures and have a fascination
> English history of the middle ages, classical greek history, earlychinese
> sumerian civilisation and pre-columbian american history. :-)
> By all means, go ahead and practice your chinese here. Discussions
> need not be solely in English. Some of the posts have been in
> though I noticed other than a few comments from Jane, there hasn'tor
> been any replies to them. I'm a little handicapped as I can't read
> write chinese well enough to post, though I speak the language.Your
> efforts in learning what is essentially a difficult language tomaster
> even for native speakers is highly commendable and that includesyou
> others like Mike, Alex and the rest who constantly impress me with
> their proficiency in not only the language but the culture as well.
> Best regards,
> from my own desk ;-)
> --- In DragonSeedLegacy@yahoogroups.com, "andrieszijlstra"
> <andrieszijlstra@y...> wrote:
> > Dear Jieming,
> > Sorry that I might address you wrongly but I hope and trust that
> > know that I like to be neutral. Your observations are very oftenI
> right and
> > I didn't want to prove anything but merely express my perception.
> > to give my maybe limited contributions about Chinese and
> > issues and you might know that I have been seriously ill for sometime
> > but now I'm recovering and want to contribute again. For somepeople it
> > is strange that a Dutchman is so much interested in Chineseissues
> > but Jane can tell you more about it. I started to work in ChinaChinese
> almost 4
> > years ago and I was so surprised that you can be closer to
> > people than I have ever been to Western people. Almost every dayI
> > get E-mails from Chinese people where I get nothing from Westernthat
> > people. I don't know whether this is of any interest to others but
> it is
> > just to illustrate my love for China and to Chinese. I'm now
> involved in
> > translating Chinese sayings from English into French and Spanish
> > I get a thorough understanding of Chinese philosophies. I wouldlike to
> > improve my Chinese but in all Forums the command of the Englishspeak
> > language is such that I feel really retarded not to be able to
> > Chinese like almost every body in here speaks English.
> > Regards,
> > Andries
Dear all, My experience on the relation between Chinese and foreigners is relatively simple. A Chinese person will always respect or at least pretend toMessage 1 of 9 , Oct 1, 2004View SourceDear all,
My experience on the relation between Chinese and foreigners is
relatively simple. A Chinese person will always respect or at least
pretend to respect anybody. The real person will only be revealed after
trusting each other. I went with a lady to have lunch and her boss was
a "nice" person that he thought that she was adoring him. After some
time I got close and we had lunch almost every day and than we went
for a walk. She was blamed not to be able to speak English and I was
really surprised that she started to speak English to me very correctly.
Btw she still communicates with me. She told me that she hates her
boss because at any time she was saying something he interfered and
diminished her. This is to illustrate that as far as I know Chinese people
are very polite to the outside but inside their feelings are "normal"and
not different from any other people. Maybe I'm biased because I got a
treatment that is beyond believe. On the other hand Chinese people
told me that they treat me like a Dutchman with a Chinese soul. The
greatest compliment that can be given to anybody. I really feel
privileged to know China and of course will continue to investigate in
culture and philosophies.