No “Bananas” Here Please!

Recently read this hilarious post by Cilisos about the 9 Problems Faced by Bananas, but even as I was guffawing through it, I quickly sobered up with the awareness that my boys may be growing up like bananas, too. Just in case you’re not familiar with the term, a banana is a reference for a Chinese person who can’t speak ChineseContinue reading “No “Bananas” Here Please!”

Introducing the Classics: Chinese Literature

There are four great classical novels in Chinese literature: Journey to the West Romance of the Three Kingdoms Water Margin A Dream of Red Mansions As part of the boys’ education on their own culture and background, we wanted them to be familiar with these texts. Originally written in Chinese, these books have several translations intoContinue reading “Introducing the Classics: Chinese Literature”

BrillKids' Happy Thanksgiving Sale!

BrillKids is having a one-week Thanksgiving Sale at the BrillKids Online Shop! Purchase any BrillKids Product online from November 21 to November 28, 2012 (Wednesday to Wednesday) and you’ll get 10% OFF the regular retail price! For an additional 10% off, use the following coupon code: BKAFF36716. Learn about: Little Reader Little Math Little Musician More about Little Reader and early literacy.

BrillKids’ Happy Thanksgiving Sale!

BrillKids is having a one-week Thanksgiving Sale at the BrillKids Online Shop! Purchase any BrillKids Product online from November 21 to November 28, 2012 (Wednesday to Wednesday) and you’ll get 10% OFF the regular retail price! For an additional 10% off, use the following coupon code: BKAFF36716. Learn about: Little Reader Little Math Little Musician More about Little Reader and early literacy.

Surprising Discovery on Teaching Chinese Culture and Language

Hubby and I recently started watching a Chinese series called “Journey to the West“. For those of you who are unfamiliar, this series depicts the Chinese legend of the Monkey God. Here’s a short excerpt of what it’s about: “Journey to the West is one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature. ItContinue reading “Surprising Discovery on Teaching Chinese Culture and Language”

Learning Mandarin with EuroTalk

EuroTalk Talk Now Chinese Mandarin Talk Now! is the world’s best selling language learning CD-ROM series for beginners, used by more than three million people to date. Designed for newcomers to the language, Talk Now! is the perfect method to access a wealth of comprehensive fundamental vocabulary and accurate pronunciation in one user-friendly plan packed withContinue reading “Learning Mandarin with EuroTalk”

Wink to Learn: Chinese

I am monolingual.  I never learned to speak any other languages other than English. Well, I did have a few years of French in school but that never got very far.  My father speaks Hokkien and my mother speaks Hakka but I never learned either of those dialects either.  We migrated to Australia when IContinue reading “Wink to Learn: Chinese”