Being able to have Brother James Pau as our Mandarin tutor was a great blessing for us. Brother Pau (pronounced "Bau") grew up in Taiwan and has lived in Canada. His English and Chinese are equally excellent. We worked very hard to learn words and put them together into phrases that would mean something. Learning the "four primary tones" in Mandarin was especially difficult. Brother Pau was very patient with us, but there were times when I am sure he thought we were not learning anything. We had a hard time saying goodbye to him. He is a great young man who we love.