September 21, 2005

New Job, Moon Festival...
First off I've got a new job. I'll be working as the French work-study student at my uni, which basically means that I'll be organising and hosting French language activites such as lunches, and movies. Yup, I'll be paid to watch French movies! I'll also be updating the French language section on the university website, and working with the work-study students for Spanish, Mandarin, and Japanese. My "interview" was more like, "you've got a great CV, here's what we're going to do".
Last night in my Mandarin class we celebrated the Moon Festival by eating mooncakes, drinking tea, reading a poem in Mandarin, and having Chinese candy. We celebrated it with the Mandarin 201 students, and some Chinese international students as well. I also learned how to play MahJong, which was really cool.

3 comments:

lils said...

congrats on the job!

i remember we used to be at the same level way back in quebec... and now u're bilingual while i've forgotten everything haha

tim said...

Moon cakes good, me like'm moon cakes :)

My wife is Vietnamese so we get them every year at harvest time. Traditional celebration stuff. What type did you get? We usually get the mung bean ones with an egg yolk (duck?) in the middle. Ton of sugar in it but what the heck.

Stephen said...

I loved the moon cakes that we had, although I'm not too sure what was in them. I think that it was fig, because it was a rather dark colour, and quite sweet. Mmmmmm...