What a day!  I took my Chinese language exam today, and I passed.  I know you’re probably thinking, "Wait, I thought you were studying Korean."  I am, but I decided that I needed to take the Chinese language exam to get my score on record in case I head to China, Hong Kong, or China in the next few years.  I did better than expected.  This qualifies me for any job in China that requires the Chinese language.  I’m very, very happy!  My Chinese is rusty now that I’ve been focusing on Korean and my in-laws returned to China.  My fluency is great, and I added enough technical jargon to do well when discussing subjects deeper than "What’s for dinner?"  I’m tired now–these tests are always so physically draining.  I’ve been offline for the last couple of days because I needed to get ready for the test.  Many, many late nights.  I will write more tomorrow, but in the meantime I wanted to update my neglected blog.

Now if I can just do the same with Korean.  We’ll see in 3 1/2 weeks!


Books by MG EdwardsMG Edwards is a writer of books and stories in the thriller and science fiction-fantasy genres. He also writes travel adventures and children’s books. A former U.S. diplomat, he served in South Korea, Paraguay, and Zambia before leaving the Foreign Service to write full time.

Edwards is author of six books. His memoir, Kilimanjaro: One Man’s Quest to Go Over the Hill, was finalist for the Book of the Year Award and the Global eBook Award. He has published four children’s picture books in the World Adventurers for Kids Series: Alexander the Salamander; Ellie the Elephant; Zoe the Zebra; and a collection featuring all three stories. His book Real Dreams: Thirty Years of Short Stories is an anthology of 15 short stories.

Edwards lives in Taipei, Taiwan with his family. He has also lived in Austria, Singapore and Thailand. For more books or stories by M.G. Edwards, visit his web site at www.mgedwards.com or contact him by e-mail at me@mgedwards.com or on Twitter @m_g_edwards.

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