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My interests:

Comedy and Art:

I decided back in March/April, 2012 to combine Comedy with Art and start writing/drawing my own comics.

Web Development:

I wanted my own unique place to share these comics, so I started learning PHP to create my own website- Hitting Trees with Sticks.com, which I recently launched. Big thanks to the the Stackoverflow community for all of your guidance and encouragement.

Mandarin Chinese: (Moderator♦ on Chinese SE)

I've also been learning Mandarin Chinese for 6 years and have spent some time over in Taiwan (5 months) and Beijing (2 weeks). I was given the opportunity to provide interpretation for General Electric at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. To give back to StackExchange, I've recently become active in helping out on the Chinese Language and Usage site (http://chinese.stackexchange.com/).


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comment Are there any free fonts designed to help learn/read Chinese?
@EdouardLopez okay, didn't know you could define fonts per scripts. Anyway, I've updated my answer. I have never seen or heard of a font that will provide that functionality intrinsically. Kids Chinese books, however, often have the pronunciation under the characters to help the kids learn. Try that.
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comment Which Chinese dialect is it rewarding to learn?
My mistake on the tones- not sure where "9" came from. As far as English presence in Hong Kong- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Languages_of_Hong_Kong suggests that English is widely use in the workplace. Other sites, uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100109082312AAvroFh suggest that you can communicate easily in English. Where are your sources from?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why are 成语 (idioms) four characters long? Are there 成语 with more or less than four characters?
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revised Various ways of saying OK?
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answered How to use 如 to make comparisons or analogies
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Aug
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comment How to say “giving someone the benefit of the doubt” in Chinese?
@leesei, Can you give these in a sentence please?
Aug
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answered Various ways of saying OK?
Aug
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comment How did 外国人 become 老外?
@Winnie Thank you for your answer. If you're not a native English speaker, please try to find some help online or from friends to help clarify your answer. As it is now, it's quite hard to understand.
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comment What's the difference between 看起来 and 看上去?
@Stan lol I started to write an answer... but as I was writing I was like "wow, I really don't know" haha. I'd be interested to see an answer
Aug
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comment How to improve my Chinese writing
+1 for nice question. I've been wondering this myself for years! The answer below is great... pictures really help
Aug
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comment Use of 而 preceding verb
@daniel no problem. If this answers your question, please click the "accept" button