Whoa!!! Is this for real ???
My first year is nearly up and so I've been waiting for the next News&Features to see [crossing my fingers] if my timing is lucky enough to be offered a special August promotion.I was just looking for the link on the Me page to go and check out the blog John just referred me to when lo and behold I noticed there is currently a promotion.Can it really be that for a premium subscription one can get a whole year upgrade to guided? I'm stoked if that is the case.
bodaweiAugust 05, 2009, 12:47 PM
Wow - have you really been at this caper for only a year!? Sigh.. I'll have to keep lying about how long I've been learning. :-)
BTW, your first avatar above has somehow been shortened [does this happen on all first posts?) making you look like you might be in one of those toothbrush ads where they say ..'Dan is a dentist and so we cannot show you his face..'
bababardwanAugust 05, 2009, 01:10 PM
I'm sure if you heard me try to speak you would have a good chuckle at my awkward efforts and not be too impressed [another reason I'm over the moon at the prospect of a free guided upgrade...I desperately need some speaking practice and I get so little opportunity to otherwise].Hey,I even give myself a good laugh about it.Online dictionaries are a huge help and may give the illusion that one is further ahead than one really is.Anyhow,cheers for your kind sentiments mate.But any progress I have made I owe to the awesome teaching from our talented and ever patient laoshimen and the support of the community too.Thankyou one and all.
ps.hehe,yeah,it always does that to a first post I've noticed and I recall those old ads.
cassielinAugust 05, 2009, 01:57 PM
congratulations bababardwan,you are one of the most active users here on chinesepod community. You comments and questions often inspired me, i really appreciate that. Keep on the good things and happy learning~~~^_^
miantiaoAugust 05, 2009, 09:39 AM
congrats in toughing it out during your first year digger. i don't know about anyone else, but I reckon your comments in chinese have improved quite a bit in the time i've been a poddie.
zhenlijiangAugust 05, 2009, 03:44 PM
Alarming! I recall having said not long ago.
You have the best study buddy in the world and I'm sure that's been your main motivation, but you really show us how an inquisitive mind can take on something this difficult through a fun-loving and open approach. We could learn a lot from you!
Hope you stay forever and keep being an inspiration to your fellow learners.
bababardwanAugust 06, 2009, 06:14 AM
Thanks John and Shenyajin,
You guys are the best. :)
Thanks so much.Actually I have learnt so much from you guys.It's great having you higher level learners here to show levels I can aspire to,and your willingness to include in discussion those of all levels.duoxie.
bababardwanAugust 05, 2009, 02:17 PM
Thanks so much for your too kind words.You have always been so good to we Poddies ,generously giving of your time and enriching the boards here with your insights,and your smiling avatar brightens all our days.多谢你。 ：）