五个星期前我到了北京，开始了一个新的生活。我是在北京航空航天大学学习中文，会在这里待十个月。我已经很喜欢北京这个城市的风格和气氛。 北京的历史很悠久，有很多有意思的地方能去看看。到处也有很多各种各样的饭馆，作为一个吃货这个事情让我很满意。我很喜欢北航的中文课程，老师们很认真、课程安排得很好， 同学们也很热情，而且北航的校园又美丽又安静。
It’s been 5 weeks since I arrived in Beijing and started a new adventure. I’m studying Chinese language at Beihang University in Beijing and I’ll be studying here for 11 months in total. I already really like the feel of the city. Beijing has a long history and there are many interesting places to visit. As a foodie, I’m also very happy to be surrounded by so many restaurants selling every type of Chinese food. The language course at Beihang is very good; the teachers are excellent, the course well organised and my classmates are very friendly. Beihang also has a beautiful and peaceful campus.
About a week after I arrived in Beijing, China celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival. During this festival it is customary to eat a special cake called mooncake. To celebrate the festival my girlfriend and I, in true Chinese style, went to Beihai park where we watched the moon and ate mooncake (and drank beer).
China also recently celebrated the 70th anniversary of the establishment of “new China” (i.e. the People’s Republic of China). Through being in Beijing during the festival I noticed the pride that Chinese people feel towards their country, with Chinese flags attached to shopfronts and vehicles all over Beijing and the sound of choirs singing “me and my country” floating across the city. Because of the festival I had a week’s holiday during which I visited the Great Wall of China and also went on a day out to Tianjin, both fun trips. Now the holiday has ended and I’m working hard on my Chinese. I hope I can continue to progress and write a better blog entry next time!