大家好，我的名字是 Joe Woodcock。 出生在佛罗里达州，但曾经在美国各地生活过， 今年我在弗吉尼社区大学 (VCU) ，位于弗吉尼亚的里士满。 我在 VCU 的专业是国际关系，这个学期我参加了中文301。但在此之前我已经会说一些汉语了，我希望这个课可以给我带来新的感觉。 我有几个兴趣爱好，当我不上课或者不上班的时候，我喜欢打排球、 跑跑步、 看看电影或旅旅行。 我最喜欢做的事情之一就是在VCU的健身房里打排球或者在夏天周末的沙滩上打排球。 我也喜欢旅游如果有机会我会这样做 ！ 我曾经两次短暂的访问中国我去过石家庄和上海。 在中国我也喜欢看有趣的电影。我经常去看电影但有一些事在我心里留下了深深的伤害，所有的爆米花是甜而不是咸 ！我知道这不事一件享受的事。 我期待着去更好地了解每个人都在中文301 ！
Hello everyone, my name is Joe Woodcock. I was born in Florida but have moved all around the United States growing up. This year I am a senior at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) here in Richmond Virginia. My major here at VCU is international relations and this semester I am taking Chinese 301. Although it has been a while since I have spoken mandarin, I am hoping that this class will refresh my memory.
I have a few hobbies I enjoy when I am not attending classes or working.. mainly volleyball, running, movies, or travel. One of my favorite things to do is to play volleyball at the VCU gym on weeknights or beach volleyball during the summer. I also enjoy traveling if there is an opportunity to do so! I have been able to visit China two times in the past, living short-term in both Shijiazhuang and Shanghai. I also enjoy the movies when there is an interesting film out.. (The Byrd!) In China I would often go to the movies however I remember being sad that all the popcorn was sweet instead of salty! As far as running that is a far less enjoyable thing to do. I am looking forward to getting to know everyone in Chinese 301 better!