User Comments - hanks

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Posted on: Booking a Flight Over The Phone
September 23, 2015, 09:26 AM

I have to say that the eating part was disgusting. 

I am not sure if you were trying to add realism but I think I would request a service person 

finish eating before they talk to me.

Posted on: I Dropped My Phone Down The Toilet
May 23, 2015, 02:20 AM

you use dui lian for humiliating 

can you also use gang ga or is the use different?


Posted on: Foreign Father Loses His Cool
July 02, 2013, 12:06 AM

Oh Yeah,

I was just arguing with a 23 year old friend that his belief that having the fan blow on you was a cause of illness and is not founded in factual information and his response was that is was my opinion.

I said I have the fan blowing on me often during the day and every night when it is warm, since I hate the A/C, and I am rarely ever sick.

His response to that was it was a different cultural beliefs. I still cannot get my head around the idea that something that is not religiously based could be adhered to with an almost religious like ferver even in the absence of proof.

I guess beliefs no matter how difficult to justify. Chinese people seem to cling to these "Old Truth" even when the person is shown that others who allow fans to blow on them frequently are not stricken with illness.

Posted on: Mountain Bike
June 18, 2013, 09:56 AM

Can you omit the one po?


Posted on: Ballet Lessons
June 06, 2013, 01:05 PM


Hmm, Ballet is too girly for boys. I am reminded of the movie, Billy Elliott?

John mentions that it is not good for a boy to be niang niang qiang

Is this a statement that shows the Chinese mindset?

Posted on: Protect Your Screen!
May 06, 2013, 09:04 AM

unfortunately the lesson is too advanced for my level.

Maybe they could do an intermediate level.

Posted on: Protect Your Screen!
May 05, 2013, 11:56 PM

I looked up Gorilla Glass that John mentioned and have been telling all of my friends about what I suspected was true, That you do not need to "tie mo" any of your devices in fact it interferes with the proper working of the touch screen

Posted on: Protect Your Screen!
April 19, 2013, 08:09 AM

I have suggested to Chinese friends that putting a film adhesive on my phone was as necessary as women wearing lead lined dresses to protect them while they are pregnant. I tried to explain that in the West sticking stuff on the screen of your phone to protect or make it cute is rare and not necessary. Don't get me started on those protective dresses.Hey maybe you can do a podcast on those pregnancy smocks/dresses.

Posted on: The ChinesePod Meetup
April 15, 2013, 08:55 AM

How do I sign up for the meet up?

Posted on: Karaoke
March 30, 2013, 12:34 PM

I am just wondering why all Chinese karaoke have an echo effect. I do tno remember ever hearing this in other countries like USA, Thailand or Philippines.

My Chinese friends have no idea what I am talking about since that is all they have ever heard.

Does anyone else find this annoying?