amazingly, left hand usage is still routinely frowned upon within chinese academic youth circles. this can lead to obvious frustrations for students especially when their parents tend to align with the faculty in this matter (along with the many other 'forbidden deeds' of high school pupils). i met one left-handed student who took it all very well considering the challenges involved in perfecting the strokes of han yu (汉语, the chinese written language) with your natural hand, let alone with the non-dexterous variant. sort of like playing your guitar upside down (think: jimi hendrix) or riding a bicycle with arms crisscrossed on the handlebars.. you get the idea. in this mini-clip, she's writing my name (马可) with translation in stereo-vision.
thanks, crystal :-)