zombie_chris on March 27, 2012
This lesson has really grown on me. At first there didn't seem to be much in the way of grammar or vocab, but my Chinese friends seem pretty impressed that I know about the shrinking head crab drinking game, and it's led to a number of really interesting conversations.

I'm kind of torn with Brendan's question about Echo's childhood games. My Chinese students often ask me the same banal questions about "English/American/Canadian culture" (depending on the nationality they think I am) and I can't really answer them, because, well, it's boring. I share Echo's reluctance to answer but at the same time I share Brendan's fascination with Chinese minutiae of this sort. I actually used it with a language exchange partner to spark a conversation, maybe that's one way it can be used.

Great podcast as always, tho :)

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