Well, the big scary standardized test that has been looming in my brain for the past year is now officially over.
*cue the angels*
I can't believe it. I'm processing the experience, so until logical words can be used, here's a walk down the HSK emotion path via self-portraits. :)
Saturday morning: heading out in the rain to the gym for a last minute stress sweat-out...feeling the pressure already -
Saturday late afternoon train ride to Shanghai - the nerves have piled up and we're not feelin' too hot! (pass the Pepto!)
Sunday morning - how I felt immediately after the test - waiting in the hallway for Angel's room to finish, feeling like the Chin.ese language just grabbed me by the balls -
Another train home, and we decided we are awesome because we can take a standardized test in Chi.nese (level 4 out of 6!) Who cares if we pass, we are awesome!
haha. And there you have the many faces/emotions of my (first) HSK experience.
Embrace emotion. :)
*HSK stands for "Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi" which means "Chine.se Language Aptitude Test." It is the standardized test for foreigners/overseas Chin.ese. It is required for foreign college students and jobs that require Chi.nese proficiency. And I've taken it. :) weee.
I've got 3 more tests this week. Lord have mercy.
walk slow. xoxo