It's now official! In several weeks, I will be attending 杭州东方烹饪学校 [Hángzhōu dōngfāng pēngrèn xuéxiào], a culinary school a hour away from downtown Hangzhou. I'm learning how to cook about 100 dishes, honing my chopping skills, and living in the dorms for next two months. I'm extremely excited, yet terrified of this day, but I know this will do wonders for my Mandarin and my cooking skills. So now I'm off to studying culinary terms and watching Chinese cooking videos in preparation for this. Wish me luck.