While in Hangzhou I experienced something that greatly influenced my view of the Chinese. It was a great teaching moment, and something I could never have learned if I was still stuck in America trying to learn Mandarin. The below is yet another reason why one needs to go overseas to his target country. It’s only overseas when the real learning begins. What one learns in class is only 20% of what one learns overall. There is so much more learning that takes place after class.