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2009~present
Private language teacher (Mandarin, English & Japanese)

2002~2008
JUS Language School
Chinese Language/ English Language teacher

2003~2005
SIM University
Diploma in Chinese Language and Translation

2001~2002
Freelance translator

2000~2001
Doushisha University, Japan
Center for Japanese Language

1999~2000
ANA Airlines and Tekken Corporation
Part-time translator/ interpreter

1995~1999
National University of Singapore
Majors: Chinese Studies and Japanese Studies
Minor: English Studies

Hi there, welcome to Qiqi’s Lingoland!

Here’s a brief write-up of 黄方麒 – that’s me!

In case you’re confused, the three weird looking characters make up my Chinese name, pronounced ‘Huáng Fāngqí’. ‘Huáng’ is my surname, ‘Fāngqí’ my first name. ‘Qí’ sounds similar to the mysterious energy ‘chi’ – I’m not ‘Funky’! ‘Qíqí’ is my nickname, and Akiko, my Japanese name. That’s a whole lot for one person, but well, I like them all! Students call me by various names too: Huáng lǎoshī, Fāngqí lǎoshī, Qíqí lǎoshī, Huáng sensei and Akiko sensei. ‘Lǎoshī‘ and ‘sensei‘ both mean ‘teacher’ – the former Chinese, the latter Japanese.

Qiqi's Lingoland アキコのリンゴランド

While I’ve always loved languages, I started off only intending to teach Mandarin. But as fate would have it, I’ve ended up teaching Mandarin, English and Japanese.

Am a true-blue language buff, currently learning Tibetan.

I enjoy housekeeping and get a kick out of spring-cleaning.

Am a big time animal lover and recharge myself by watching animal pictures and videos.

Am a huge jigsaw puzzle fan and can’t stop once I start.

Had zero interest in sports until I got hooked on Taiji quan (aka Taichi).

Don’t drink milk and avoid refined sugar but am a hopeless chocoholic, so I bring along my own cocoa and molasses sugar when travelling.

Hopeless at maths and can’t read maps.

Hmm, that’s about it.

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