Sunday, August 24, 2008

Love in the Cards by Jimmy Liao

“我只能给你一张小卡片” or Love in the Cards by Jimmy Liao. I am now starting on a new book by Jimmy Liao that I thought would be more manageable than the "Turn Left, Turn Right" book I had completed reading. The illustrations were deceptively child-like and what I did below represents about 6 hours of work spread over two days.

First I copied the text of the first postcard in the book by hand. Then I used the electronic dictionary to find the simplified characters and noting down the meaning as well.

Secondly, I copied the text onto another notebook using simplified Chinese in pencil.

Thirdly, I wrote over the characters using an ink pen and took my time to put in the hanyu pinyin for the difficult words as well as writing down the meanings of those words.

Lastly, I extracted words that had to do with feelings and actions and copied them onto a fresh page.

Next, I would like to use this list of words to write my own composition. But that will be a week from now! How I wish I have the luxury of studying the language as a full-time student.





Sunday, August 17, 2008

I am back

我发觉我写了很多个错字在这文章里。很抱歉没时间来改。知道是一部分的学习,能接受自己的缺点是进步的开始。在这个时候我就会想起老师的教导。好久没见到她了。可能我们彼此忙我们个人的生活。我在这里问候她。希望会有机会在见。

今天有时间把错字改了

近来我没有时间和心上网写文章练习华语。也是有些忙。忙什么呢?但是我没偷懒。虽然在这段时间我好像已经消失,一点踪迹也美留下。其实我很努力把那本小说"向左走,向右走"整抄了。然后我就用电子词典查那些不明白的字(好多好多阿!)

抄了这样多片的字给我一种害怕的感觉。那些字在我眼前飘来飘去,摇摇摆摆。我无法把它们放在脑里面,好寂寞的感觉,好可怕的情绪。

我知道我一定要坚持到底。所以我没有放弃走这条学华语的辛苦路。过后再看一看那些字,不管怕还是不怕,我不能浪费那段抄字的时间。怎样去做呢?想了一天终于找到答案。看了这本爱情小说,我觉得我可以把那些字分成几种。许多字在小说里是对天气有关系的。天气的高低,阴阳,黑暗,光亮,雨和雪,风和闷热气温是代表情人的心情和深厚的情怀。好,写了整个下午, 我疲倦了。让我用照片来完整今天的写华语练习把!