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Anthony: Hi I am Anthony.
Echo: 大家好,我是Echo。
Anthony: And Echo, this is the capital of Sichuan province.
Echo: 成都。
Anthony: Sichuan is famous for Pandas, hotpot and hot women.
Echo: Right.
Anthony: And Cheng Doo has a special meaning for me and that I had firsthand experience of the infamies Sichuan earthquake.
Echo: 地震。
Anthony: In the summer of 2008, I was doing a study abroad program and luckily I have brought my camera to class and I actually happened to record the earthquake in progress.
Echo: 嗯,但很危险。
Anthony: Very dangerous and this was my first earthquake. So I am very unfamiliar with earthquake safety protocol.
Echo: 嗯,所以你没有椅子。
Anthony: Yes. Everything happened so fast that I didn’t know what to do. I might have even been laughing running out of the building.
Echo: 真的?
Anthony: Yes.
Echo: 天呐!
Anthony: Luckily for us, our campus did not sustain that much damage but there are other places outside of Cheng Du that were very heavily hit and I am sure you saw this on the news because there is extensive news coverage 24/7.
Echo: 对。
Anthony: Most of the citizens were afraid of aftershocks. So ten cities were built outside where people moved into. We tried to do our part assessing with the rescue effort. So we delivered some milk cartons to the local Red Cross which was an experience in itself. For more interesting experiences from Sichuan and China in general, go to
Echo: Chineseclass101.com
Anthony: I am Anthony.
Echo: 我是Echo。
Anthony: Bye bye.
Echo: 再见。