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!!