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Postby cattidudette » Mon, 15 Jun 2009 1:07 pm

Nope this Tuesday I wont be able to make it. Next Tuesday would be fine. I'll make it a point for next week!

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Postby noel43 » Mon, 15 Jun 2009 1:27 pm

Sorry guys.. i need to standby for project tomolo night. Won't be able to make it. Hope you guys have great time.

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Mandarin Corner Postponed

Postby kd » Mon, 15 Jun 2009 3:40 pm

Hi All,
We're postponing until Saturday 27 June, 2009. Let's make it at 5pm at:


BREEKS cafe
Marina Square

I think this is a good time because people may have dinner or going out plans later on.

You have TWO WEEKS to confirm! Please get back to me :-)
Thanks,
Kluane

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Postby hamamatsu1999 » Mon, 15 Jun 2009 3:41 pm

Hi,

For those who do not watch local TV, here is an interesting variety show on Channel 8 every Tuseday 8pm. You can view it on youtube too. It is about foreigners working in Singapore, the funny things they find in Singapore. They also discuss the difference in culture, the society, policies etc compared to their home countries. The program is really funny and interesting. It is amazing how well those foreigners speak such good mandarin.

Here is the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwqE6eMwQa0 Enjoy.

Hope I can make it for the next Mandarin Corner. Anyone going for it so far?

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Postby maryhong » Mon, 15 Jun 2009 10:23 pm

hi kd,
im from china and i speak good chinese and currently a chinese tuition teacher, im interested to this group study and hope to give some help to you guys. but im speak very poor english , so it will be great if we can exchange languages together and help each other :)

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Re: Mandarin Corner?

Postby summerautumn » Wed, 17 Jun 2009 11:12 am

Hi~nice meeting u guys here!

im from china and stay in sg for abt 7yrs :)

need to improve my english, so maybe we could help each other. willing to join the group!

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Ok guys...CONFIRMATION TIME

Postby kd » Sun, 21 Jun 2009 9:38 am

Ok guys,
It's time to be brave and confirm that you are actually going to come to the Mandarin Corner. You know as soon as one of you makes the first step and says "I'll be there!" everyone else will follow suit! So be strong!
Thanks!
ps. I'll BE THERE!

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Re: Ok guys...CONFIRMATION TIME

Postby noel43 » Sun, 21 Jun 2009 11:06 am

kd wrote:Ok guys,
It's time to be brave and confirm that you are actually going to come to the Mandarin Corner. You know as soon as one of you makes the first step and says "I'll be there!" everyone else will follow suit! So be strong!
Thanks!
ps. I'll BE THERE!


I'll be there kd. :) Will pm u my contacts shortly to keep in touch.

Little intro about myself: A malaysian chinese, can speak english, mandarin & malay. Love to improve my mandarin / english speaking. See you guys soon.

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Re: Ok guys...CONFIRMATION TIME

Postby summerautumn » Mon, 22 Jun 2009 9:39 am

kd wrote:Ok guys,
It's time to be brave and confirm that you are actually going to come to the Mandarin Corner. You know as soon as one of you makes the first step and says "I'll be there!" everyone else will follow suit! So be strong!
Thanks!
ps. I'll BE THERE!


i'll be there haha, but where and when is it?
im only available during wkends :)

p/s. my email: aikomiyaki@yahoo.com

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Confirmation of time and date and place

Postby kd » Mon, 22 Jun 2009 12:00 pm

The Mandarin corner is:
Saturday 27 June, 2009. @ 5pm at:


BREEKS cafe
Marina Square

I think this is a good time because people may have dinner or going out plans later on.

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Postby summerautumn » Wed, 24 Jun 2009 1:31 pm

noted =)

how long will the session be?

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Postby a112143 » Wed, 24 Jun 2009 10:12 pm

Hello!

How about an odd inclusion? I've spoken english all my life but am fascinated by the chinese heritage- the language, the calligraphy, the customs, the martial arts etc. It'd be great to delve deeper into these with you mandarin friends, maybe I'll pick up a bit of the language and the script too? In return I'll bring in a few things to the table that you might like to use.

So am I welcome?

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Postby Avida » Wed, 24 Jun 2009 10:17 pm

Hi hamamatsu1999, the link you posted is really funny. I had a good laugh, thank you.

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Postby kd » Wed, 24 Jun 2009 10:18 pm

The main point of a mandarin corner is to speak Mandarin, Chinese.

I will encourage people attending to communicate with others in only Mandarin, Chinese for the full hour. Therefore I'm not sure how useful it will be for those who don't currently speak at all.

The session will last for 1 hour.

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Postby kd » Wed, 24 Jun 2009 10:26 pm

Ok, so I'm booking a table for 3 people (including myself). Let me know NOW if you're coming.
Thanks,
Kluane


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