I love learning Chinese. Well, actually, that’s a total lie. I like learning obscure words much more than important ones. I don’t know how to say “bed” in Chinese but I do know how to say “bumper car” (碰碰车).
Anyway, I was in Beijing for about three months when one of the students I was teaching introduced me to a Chinese proverb that really hit home with me. The student was going to be leaving my class, and I was sad to see him go.
tian xia mei you bu san de yan xi
“There isn’t a banquet in the world that doesn’t come to an end.”
My time at tbjkids has come to an end today; I’ve eaten my fill, I’ve had an amazing time meeting so many great families and hearing their stories, but my taxi has arrived and it’s really time for me to make a move. Thanks so much to everyone who has helped out with the magazine for the past 18 months and I hope to see it grow and mature a lot more in the future.