Friday, September 08, 2006
A date with the master.
So the other day I was talking to Happy Guy and he asked if I could teach his daughter English. At first I was reluctant because it's a lot harder to teach beginning English. It deals with a lot more grammar and things like that. I'm used to teaching Oral English where we just try to smooth out the edges. But, being the good friend that I am, I finally agreed. In return, Happy Guy offered the services of his 13 year old nephew. What services might he provide? Well, he's been studying Taiqi (Tai Chi to some of you) at Wudang Mountain (the birthplace of Chinese martial arts, which just happens to be less than an hour from here) for 4 years. Now if you made it through all the parenthesises (or whatever) in that last sentence (and this one) then you'll know that I'm about to begin the journey to becoming a martial arts master. It was nice knowing all of you, but when you see me again I shall be a new man. Able to fly and flip and do all that cool stuff you see in Chinese martial arts movies. It's gonna be awesome! My first lesson is this afternoon at two o'clock. I'm sure that this 13 year old is going to totally embarrass me, but I think it will be worth it.