It's the Final Countdown

Trip Start Jun 04, 2007
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Trip End Aug 15, 2007


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Flag of United States  , South Carolina
Sunday, May 27, 2007

"If you decide to become a veterinary surgeon you will never grow rich, but you will have a life of endless interest and variety."

Here, eating peanut brittle, it is difficult to believe that only 8 short days remain until I set out for China. One wonders if they even have something resembling peanut brittle - their tendency in candy is towards meat, anyway. But then, maybe that's good, isn't it? Recent toothpaste concerns aside, one should take in all the country has to offer!

So I was planning to make this pretty engaging, as these sort of things go, with maps, diagrams, videos! Chinese-name-giver! http://www.mandarintools.com/chinesename.html

A note on Chinese name: The first Chinese name is usually the family name, while the next syllable or two are the given name. Females sometimes have first names which repeat the same syllable, which is less common in male names. As wikipedia points out, Yo-yo Ma (Ma Youyou) is a well-known exception.

In case you're curious, the top five family names in China are:

1. Li
2. Wang
3. Zhang
4. Liu
5. Chen

Also, the ten most popular dog names in the United States apparently are:

1. Max            Maggie
2. Jake            Molly
3. Buddy         Lady
4. Bailey         Sadie
5. Sam            Lucy

Well that should be enough.

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karywang1989
karywang1989 on

^^
I'm a girl from China,and my English is poor.Er...Nice to meet you.

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