I am currently studying Mandarin in Xiamen… How I came about studying Mandarin here? It was a spontaneous decision… (Not really…) I always wanted to study Mandarin in China. But it always have been just a thought and never got around to it as I gave myself lots of excuses..
This is or was not an easy decision this time around as a lot of family and friends I have asked for opinions, advice and etc… prefers or suggested it was better off for me to go to Melbourne instead to fulfill my PR requirements. (I was in a dilemma to go to Melbourne or China. I had only a month or less to make that decision as I was pressing for time before my Chinese course starts on the 28th.)
So, I followed my heart instead of my mind.. which sometimes is not good as I do make bad decisions by following my heart (that is what some close friends think!)…
Anyway, I decided “What the hell, just go for it. If I don’t like it, leave then!” (Sounds so easy, huh? Trust me it is or was not. The battle to go through the nagging from family members.) So…. here I am in Xiamen now studying Mandarin! I want to be here for a year. But dad reckons I should do only six months. So I thought why not try for ONE semester first – six months and see how it goes.
In couple of months time I will be able to tell update you if I will be here a year or not.. or maybe forever if things go well for me here… (My family will probably freaked out if they read the word ‘forever’…)
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