Unfortunately I understand very little Chinese (my Dad’s side of the family did not teach him the local dialect and school was in English as Malaya was still a colony then) but the folk here do – it might be a bit of a distance for you but closer than Beijing 😉
Lydia presents the Chinese Hour show on our community radio, although she speaks Cantonese on her show (which I don’t understand either)
Thanks mate, I can’t actually remember what this idea was lol … I have a feeling it was “wing Chun” (the two symbols repeated in my avatar background), but as I’m currently not training in that anymore, (my old teacher died, and another guy I want to learn from is way to busy to teach) I think I’ll put this isea on hold for now anyway. 🙂
its worth doing your research first; a few years ago I had to talk Giantmidget out of getting a tattoo of a “Japanese tiger”. There is no such creature, as it would involve the cat swmming across the South China sea; tigers can swim but like all cats they abhor cold water (and the sea gets colder as you approach Japan/Korea).
Any tigers in Japan are most likely confined to the Zoo and imported from Malaysia (which is incidentally where nearly all “Japanese” hi fi and electronics other than wristwatches is now made).