August 29, 2006


So the adoption process continues. This morning we went to have our blood drawn for the variety of tests that we need. We also got our Tuberculosis tests read (guess what? Neither one of us has it!). The phlebotomist was a good one--got me on the first stick which is rather unusual. Lots of blood went out of me, and we'll get the results in about 10 days. In the meantime we have a quiz in my Chinese class next Wednesday, and we have to have 28 characters memorized by then. You thought German was hard? I really wish I had some sort of facility for languages because this one's going to kick my ass.

Posted by Shelby at August 29, 2006 12:01 AM

I don't think it will be difficult as it sounds. You'll start to recognize patterns among the characters or make little mnemonics around them. It's very possible they will resemble (in an abstract way) their meaning, which may help even more. Japanese, which borrowed from Chinese, operates that way.

Posted by: Erik at August 29, 2006 04:03 AM

I'm just curious why you would have to be familiar Chinese since the child will be raised here? Glad you don't have cooties.

Posted by: Katrina Rosiak at August 29, 2006 06:50 AM
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