User Comments - henning

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Posted on: Participating in a Marathon
February 17, 2014, 03:25 PM

Ups, good that I checked: Here is a lesson to work through - and one to reignite my learning! I kind of became lazy with CPod. Running eats up all my time now... (:

Posted on: Fleas and Lice
September 26, 2013, 04:50 PM

When my little son was 3 and still primarily speaking Chinese, he once came from Kindergarten and told us that all kids had been warned that there are "Lions" in the Kindergarten. Parents were supposed to thoroughly check their kids' head for those "lions". It took us a while to understand what exactly he meant with those little lions in the hair. 



Posted on: No Tip?
January 04, 2013, 07:11 AM

Hi Dom,

same problem here - but only with Chrome. Try it with Firefox (works for me).

Posted on: 8 Types of Chinese Cuisine
December 27, 2012, 01:45 PM

My wife always does this - and posts her pictures in Chinese cooking forums afterwards. The positive side-effect: This led her to her new hobby. Photography. (:

Posted on: Doomsday
December 20, 2012, 09:16 AM

I just read the following most amazing news on the German web site "Der Postillion": "Gregorian calender foretells there will be weekend on the 21st of December 2012 - and that since the 16th century." [...] There is no escape. [...] Additionally, that date will mark the beginning of a new cycle (called "calendar week 51")".

Posted on: Getting Internet at your Apartment
December 12, 2012, 06:33 PM

Well, yes, I cannot resist sometimes...although that particular post was from 2008 (and has not been answered yet)... (;

Posted on: Bakery Binge
November 21, 2012, 10:10 AM

In Germany we also use the (English) word "Toast" for a certain category of bread (sliced, white, mushy, American style) rather than for toasted bread. The reason is that this kind of bread is only eatable after being toasted, I guess...

But the US and China are both not really countries to eat bread. Maybe they will learn some day - they did with coffee (;

Posted on: Lesson Brainstorming
August 16, 2012, 04:58 AM


There certainly isn't any textbook around (for any language) with 2000 lessons.

I am now looking forward to the next 1000.

Posted on: 太阳系只剩8大行星
June 22, 2012, 12:07 PM

Hi Babardwan,

yes! Here am I lurking.

I am still around, trying to keep up with a basis set of lessons a week... I just have less time for Chinese these days: more family duties, constant work load at the job, and I also started running a couple years ago (which is really fun and has some nice positive side effects but also eats time). So I now basically skip the Community part of CPod (which I really miss but well...priorities).

As for astronomy: That is another one of those hobbies I would love to have. (;

Posted on: Preparing for the Ironman Race
April 13, 2012, 07:28 AM

Good stuff. I would love to do an ironman...but I hate swimming and am afraid of biking (;

A UI level series on long distance running would be cool, though (preparation, competition, injuries, barefoot running, Chinese marathons (Great Wall!), ultras...). The comments so far show that there seem to be quite a few poddies interested in this type of recreational activites...