After buying my second iPod, a svelte nano, I subscribed to some podcasts, unsubscribed from others, which I listen to while commuting from place to place. (And while ironing.) Here are the podcasts I'm listening to these days:
Getting on the bus to go to work in the late morning, an elderly Chinese woman was getting on as well, so I let her go in before me. She asked the bus driver something in Chinese, because evidently he looked to her like he was Chinese himself. After not understanding what she was saying, and assuming that she wanted to go to Chinatown, a white guy came up to the front of the bus and said to her "shuo guoyu ma?" The phrase means "do you speak Mandarin Chinese?" in Mandarin Chinese.