Random conversation this weekend:
“They say your nose is big.”
“对。很大！” (Yes, very big!)
“Oh, no. They said: pointy.”
Oh good, thanks. I had almost forgotten. =)
I think this will become a recurring theme, if it hasn’t reached that stage already. See here and here for funny related experiences.
In other news, today was great. Had lunch with some friends, and then Jessica and I actually managed — on our own, in “Mandarin” (using the term loosely) — to ask a landlord about rental apartments and get him to show us one. Then we walked to the vegetable market and bought $3 worth of veggies all in Mandarin (that’s a lot of veggies). That’s getting easier and faster every time. Woohoo! We’re actually learning something. We have to acknowledge times like this when we feel something positive about our language learning, because most of the time we’re constantly reminded of how much we don’t know and can’t communicate.