An Insider Look at How Mandarin Chinese is Helping My Business (& how movies can get you started!)

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”


I was full of anticipation. My dad was holding the remote, carefully aiming it at the television, and one push of the button would lead to all the kiddie goodness a child would want.


What Grace “Winny” Co, owner of One Stop Shop Gadgets, saw next changed her life. Catch my interview with her below to find out exactly what she saw and how it has affected her life (7:40).

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Grace “Winny” Co

In this interview you’ll also discover:

* The ugly truth about why studying Mandarin doesn’t work (and why she watches movies instead).

* How her Mandarin Chinese helped her create better working relationships (w/o knowing any “business” Mandarin)

* How she self-studied her way to fluency and shares how you can too.

* A whole lot more.

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0:55 How does your Mandarin fluency help you in business?
3:02 What made you confident in doing business in Chinese?
4:01 Did you have prior training in Business Mandarin?
5:00 How important is fluency in Mandarin Chinese in business/career?
7:04 What was the language environment that you grew up in?
9:02 How did your school impact your Mandarin Chinese fluency?
10:06 What sort of self-study did you do?
12:09 Where to find Mandarin Chinese videos online

Links mentioned:

Over to you!

Did I miss a question? Head over to the comments section below and ask Grace a question!

P.S. [Special Economic Announcement]
The Philippines has recently been upgraded to investment grade by Fitch Ratings. The stock market has been setting record highs left and right. A lot of people have talked to me how to invest in the stock market (I’m a C.P.A. with a banking background) and I would always refer them to the person who explains it the best and in the simplest of terms – Bo Sanchez.

He wrote the best-selling “My Maid Invests in the Stock Market”. I have been part of his Truly Rich Club group for almost 2 years now – even before starting this blog – and my personal experience have been very positive both in the way I think about the stock market (I don’t have sleepless nights) and of course the all-important returns (I never earned in stocks before).

Probably my favorite one-word answer to the question “When is the best time to invest?”

Answer: “Yesterday”

This drives the point that investing early and smartly is the way to go. And you know what, today is tomorrow’s yesterday.
Will you grab the opportunity?

Take a baby step and click here to learn more about the Truly Rich Club and how it can help you take the next step.


  1. Hi mymy,

    Im glad you find my story inspiring and helpful. Chinese mandarin is now gaining more and more importance globally. That is why I personally encourage everyone to learn more about this language. I am honored and happy that through this interview, people got to know more about how mandarin currently plays an importamt role in each of our lives. 🙂

  2. Very inspiring!
    I envy her, she started taking interest in learning the language on an early age and on a fun way. I agree that you need to be so interested in learning the language to be able to master it faster.
    I too learned most of my Mandarin in Chinese movies with subtitles in Star movies.

    OFF TOPIC: Loving the quote! This is what I’m trying to practice right now!
    “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”

    Thank you for the video links! They are very helpful!

    Thank you Allan for another great and inspiring Real-life stories! Looking forward for more! 😀

    • Hi Mymy!

      I’m extremely glad you found this interview inspiring. Watching movies is definitely a fun way to learn the language, it doesn’t feel like a chore that way, right?

      Yeah, I like that quote a lot too! It does pay to keep persevering – one step at a time.

      I’ll keep you posted on the upcoming features! Thanks to Winny for sharing your story!

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