05 September, 2012

A stranger in a foreign land

Some International Students Present
To God be the glory!

I have been fully matriculated into UESTC. It was a very colourful ceremony. They call it Opening Ceremony. The auditorium was full of Chinese (of course! It's a Chinese University), but other nationalities were there too. Yes, "I was there some" :-), together with some other Ghanaians. There were Pakistanis, Vietnamese, Kenyans, Ethiopians, ... End of Thinking Capacity (sorry, I meant "etc", lol). It was great.

A Section of theStudents Present
 Although the ceremony was wonderful, I felt like a complete stranger. Why? They spoke only Chinese! :-( . The writings were also 99.99% Chinese. In fact, I understood how it feels like, to be an illiterate.The characters were meaningless to me. I was a complete stranger in a foreign land.

Anyway, the names and positions of the VIPs introduced were translated for us on a screen. The speech by the president of the university was also translated on the screen. But that was all.
More Students

4 comments:

  1. You have to begin chinese language classes ASAP. I know at the masters level there is a compulsory 8months language course. CHINA FOR YOU.

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  2. You have to begin chinese language classes ASAP. I know at the masters level there is a compulsory 8months language course. CHINA FOR YOU.

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  3. Seriously, I should. Fortunately, there is a compulsory Chinese Language class, starting next week. In the mean time, I can say, "ni hao", lol.

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  4. Ni hao!! Hahah! All the best Bro. I sincerely hope you come back home speaking Chinese!

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