Friday, January 27, 2017

Happy Chinese New Year! 新年快樂!

In order to keep up on our Chinese, President and I are taking a Mandarin class with the 
Ventura County Chinese American Association on Friday evenings. 
It is a pretty small class and our teacher is from mainland China. 
We are getting a taste of simplified characters and love being engaged in Mandarin conversation!
We celebrated Chinese New Year's Eve with families of students of all levels at the school:
 Can you guess who President and Sister Blickenstaff are? A few close ups:

 Did you get it right?!


  1. Gotta be four of the Eight Immortals!

  2. We attended similar classes for seven years before our second mission to Taichung, which *really* helped us improve our spoken language, as well as teaching to read and write at least some characters. It was fun too.