HSK: New and Old

HSK: New and Old

It seems fewer and fewer people recall that the HSK used to come in two flavors: New and Old. While “they just don’t make them like they used to” is a lament we often utter when recalling the “good old days,” the atrocity that was the old...
I Deleted All My Flashcards – On Purpose

I Deleted All My Flashcards – On Purpose

Yep. All 25,000+ of them. Gone. Why? The number in the above paragraph should give a clue: The bloated collection had become a boat anchor instead of a blessing. I found liberation. Don’t get me wrong: I spent countless hours on flashcards when I was in language...