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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/).


Aug
19
answered correct pinyin and pronunciation for 太阳
Aug
19
comment Regional variations of “柴米油盐酱醋茶”
Hi congliu. When providing unfamiliar translations/idioms as such, can you provide the source, pinyin, and explanation behind why this is an appropriate variation? Thank you.
Aug
19
comment How do you translate “hover over”?
@congliu Can you try to revise your answer to include 1) The fact that this may be a Sichuanese translation and 2) more context behind your answer? Otherwise, this could just be a comment
Aug
19
comment What is the difference between 试验 and 实验?
butwho, Welcome to Chinese SE. As the note below says, when providing an answer, please try to provide context/reasoning behind why you've answered as you have. Otherwise, you can leave a comment. Thanks
Aug
12
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Difference between 學習 and 學
Aug
11
comment Is it gan3 ding3 she is saying in this sentence? Audio clip
@NS.X. actually 就 is important. I heard it in the recording but forgot to type it. Thanks though
Aug
11
revised Is it gan3 ding3 she is saying in this sentence? Audio clip
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Aug
11
comment Is it gan3 ding3 she is saying in this sentence? Audio clip
@Steve You don't really even need to focus on that. You can tell from the context. 那我们赶紧就去... sounds like a suggestion already so you can tell it's a 吧 (suggestive) and not a 吗 (question).
Aug
11
answered Is it gan3 ding3 she is saying in this sentence? Audio clip
Jul
27
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Difference between 而, 但 and 和
Jul
22
revised What do you do when the dictionary doesn't give you a meaning that fits your sentence?
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Jul
22
answered What do you do when the dictionary doesn't give you a meaning that fits your sentence?
Jul
17
comment How to translate “读书好 好读书 读好书”?
Yushulx, welcome to Chinese SE. Please elaborate on your answer or provide it as a comment. Thank you.
Jul
17
comment How to translate “读书好 好读书 读好书”?
@52Dora Most of the users on Chinese SE are only learning English. If you want to write in Chinese, please provide and English translation. Thank you
Jul
16
comment When can I use 透?
Welcome to Chinese SE. For answers, please try to elaborate as best as you can. If you believe this answer requires no further detail, please post it as a comment. Thank you
Jul
15
comment When can I use 透?
@Stan thanks Stan. Edited
Jul
15
revised When can I use 透?
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Jul
15
comment What's the difference between 去 and 走?
Alan, welcome to Chinese.SE. For future reference, please provide more context and/or steps you've taken to solve your question before asking it.
Jul
15
answered What's the difference between 去 and 走?
Jul
14
answered What is the difference between 准备, 预备 and 打算?