E’s Geek Obsession of the Moment: Learning Chinese

This is a short, but funny story.  I discovered the show Ni hao, Kai-lan on the TV channel Noggin while babysitting my friend’s five year old.

Now I’ve decided that it would be fun to learn Chinese a couple words at a time.  Why I decided watching a preschool TV show was going to be the way to do it, I have no idea.  Maybe I’m craving the moral education and cutesy songs.

Either way, I was Twittering with @alphador because he speaks some Chinese.  When I learn a new word, I tweet it to him.  Then he tweets me stuff I don’t understand and I feel bad about not knowing what it means, which makes me watch more Ni hao, Kai-lan.  It’s a vicious circle.

Today I decided to google what he said to me and I came across a site that teaches you how to communicate with WoW goldfarmers (Oh, I’m going to regret it when the spambots arrive.  I, for one, welcome our new Spam Overlords.)

I started texting my friend that she was an idiot and that I wished her a slow death and a quick trip to Hell.   This is way more fun than learning from Kai-lan!!

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Since 2008, E. Foley of Geek’s Dream Girl has been helping geeks from around the world find love. She writes amazing online dating profiles for her fellow geeks and guides them through the perilous waters of the dating scene and out the other side. She's totally proud to report that she's even caused a couple geek weddings! She lives in Maryland with DaveTheGame, her adorable cats, Mr. Peanut & Don Juan, and Titania, Queen of the Cocker Spaniels. (Email e, or follow @geeksdreamgirl on Twitter.)

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