Maine business roundtable Thursday

Dear CAFAM members,

There may still be time to register for Fox Intercultural’s Maine Business Networking Roundtable. Recently retired vice-president of the US-China Business Council will be the speaker. It should be very interesting.

Time: Thursday, September 27, 5:00 PM
Place: Burnstein Shur offices, 100 Middle St.
Cost: $38

Contact Nga-Chi Lai, nclai[ampersand]foxintercultural.net. Or call 233-8612.

Regards,
Craig

Moon Festival Saturday

Dear CAFAM members,

Saturday is our Mid-Autumn Festival potluck. It’s always a great event with lots of people.

It’s at Woodfords Church, 202 Woodford St. in Portland, starting at 4:00.

Everyone brings a dish to share (Chinese, American, whatever). Drinks will be provided. There will be moon cakes to taste.

There’s a gym area where kids can romp.

We’re still working on a program. Hopefully Martin Steingesser (Portland’s first poet laureate) will be there. We now have a keyboard accompanist for our theme song: “Yueliang daibiao wode xin” (“See the moon, you see my heart”). There is still plenty of room for other instrumentalists, poets, singers….?

We hope for a good crowd. Be there or be square (as opposed to round, like the moon)!

Best,
Craig

Seeking a yangqin for the Moon Festival

Dear CAFAM members,

Does anyone have a “yangqin”? It’s the Chinese instrument that is something like a dulcimer (struck with little hammers).

We have a performer that can play at our Moon Festival on the 29th, but she has no instrument. If she could borrow one, well that would be great.

But what are the chances? Just a try!

Thanks,
Craig

Moon Festival Sept 29

Dear CAFAM members,

In two weeks (Saturday September 29) CAFAM will hold its annual Mid-Autumn Festival potluck. This is always a great event with lots of people.

It’s at Woodfords Church, 202 Woodford St. in Portland, starting at 4:00.

Everyone brings a dish to share (Chinese, American, whatever). Drinks will be provided. There will be moon cakes to taste.

There’s a gym area where kids can romp.

We’re working on a program. We hope to find a keyboard accompanist, who can back up our new-found theme song for the event: Theresa Teng’s “Yueliang daibiao wode xin” (“See the moon, you see my heart”). Any pianists out there? Other instrumentalists, poets, singers….?

We hope to see a good crowd at the event, so please mark your calendars.

Best,
Craig

China Business Networking Roundtable

Dear CAFAM members,

Fox Intercultural Consulting will sponsor its annual China Business Networking Roundtable on Thursday, September 27. The gathering starts at 5:00 at the offices of Burnstein Shur, 100 Middle St., Portland. At 6:00 the keynote speaker will share his views on the business situation in China. He is Bob Poole, a Portland native who studied in Taiwan in 1979, and then began a 20-year career in banking, focused on trade, investment, and financial markets. More recently he worked at the China Business Council, from which he has recently retired.

Tickets for the event are $38 (payable by check in advance or cash at the door). Space is limited.

For more, email Nga-Chi Lai at nclai[ampersand]foxintercultural.net. Or call 207-781-3767.

Regards,
Craig

Chinese language round table resumes

The Chinese language round table will resume on September 7 from 12:00 to 1:00. Thereafter, it will continue every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month. We have a new location: 4 Milk Street, Suite 100, in Portland, the offices of FICS and MaineAsia. There is a big round conference table there where everyone can comfortably sit and talk. Participants are invited to bring a lunch.

Participants have ranged from native speakers, to fluent Western Devils, to intermediate learners, and even to relative beginners who just want to hear Chinese spoken. Everyone is welcome.

We hope to see a big crowd there.

Best,

Craig

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