Cure Insomnia with One Simple Trick

Cure Insomnia with One Simple Trick

Lately I’ve thrown all my Chinese studies to the wind as I focus on coding bootcamp. By making this kind of shift, I knew it may be a very long time before I take Chinese language-learning seriously again. Sometime around 3:30 a.m., that all changed. A critical...
HSK Hacker: A Blog Reborn

HSK Hacker: A Blog Reborn

When I started this blog 4 years ago, I was just looking for something that would push me forward in my Chinese studies. I didn’t take it too seriously; it was just a general-purpose “learn Chinese” blog. Looking at it today, I’ve found I have...
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...
Invisible Progress

Invisible Progress

我们已经学了很久了,你好像没有什么进步。 “We’ve been studying for quite a while now,” one of my iTalki teachers said to me on Tuesday night. “And it seems you’ve made no progress.” Did this bother me? Not in the slightest. I’m well used to it by now, because it’s been the story of...