Chinese Song Translations

Listening to music is one of the most entertaining ways to learn a language. 🙂  Make sure to visit my Chinese Song Translations page for even more sing-along fun.

Bollywood stars, Shahruk Khan and Kajol part of the Asian Entertainment Explosion

Awakening: How the Asian Entertainment Explosion Changed My Life

One night, my sister accidentally stumbled upon a Shahruhk Khan (pictured above with Kajol) drama.  She had let her T.V. play in the background while working.  The music instantly caught her attention, and she became captive to the Asian entertainment explosion.  She was convinced I would similarly “fall in love.”  But, I had no interest in …

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Stars of Nail Clipper Romance

My Obsession With Chinese “Started With a Kiss”

If you visit my site with any regularity, you will quickly realize that I am a fan of Taiwanese star, Jiro Wang (汪东城, Wāng Dōngchéng).  This is largely because I stumbled upon a drama years ago in which he starred, 惡作劇之吻 (“It Started With a Kiss”).  This drama, and others, sparked an obsession for Chinese …

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Chinese Singer Khalil Fong

Motivation to Study Mandarin With Khalil Fong

Just after New Year’s 2016, I created an Instagram feed specifically designed to force accountability on myself, @Mandarin_Mania.  Although I love the Chinese language, I found myself wishing I could just “will” speaking ability into existence.  Back then, “lacking” is how my motivation could best be described.  Although I had no problem binge watching Asian dramas …

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