Posts tagged "learning"
Just Getting Started

Just Getting Started

When I was a freshman in college, I looked up the Mandarin equivalent of “thank you” for an ill-conceived experiment communicating with restaurant staff while picking up Chinese takeout. In return I received a look of bewilderment, then a smile, and finally a barrage of unintelligible sound that I’m going to guess was an interrogative...
Connecting Dots

Connecting Dots

I’m not one inclined to read much that would be considered self-improvement or inspirational literature, much less write about it. So it came as something of a surprise when I found myself comforted and encouraged by the message of an article by Roger Pulvers in The Japan Times from last Sunday. He described attempts to...