“Wow, that’s almost as long as the Bible,” I said to myself in amazement when I realized what I’d gotten myself into. It seemed like a harmless enough idea: Download a Chinese audiobook app. Randomly choose one of the most popular books. Start listening. Stick with it to the bitter end.
Meet Mandarin SpongeBob I searched long and hard for something simple to watch, but every cartoon I found produced in China was either low in quality (on all levels), or incomprehensible to a Westerner. Usually both. Enter the SquarePants.
“I only understood about 5% of what they said,” an American friend of mine said after watching One Night in Supermarket. “But it was still one of the funniest things I’ve seen in my life.”