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  2. Consider somewhere like Thailand for this type of major surgery You do not want to go through it more than once
  3. Looking for job in Hangzhou in May

    Thanks for the reply m8. This policy about only native speakers being able to teach English or any other language legally is beyond stupid and extremely unfair. Being from a certain country does not say anything about your abilities as a teacher. I dare say it might even be beneficial to learn from a person who is not a native speaker as we understand how to actually learn the language as opposed to a native speaker who just "grew up with it". Sure, a native speak probably has a greater understanding of the language as a whole, but you would have to be studying at a pretty damn advanced level for that to make any difference. Anyways, thanks for the advice.
  4. Hey guys, planning to travel to Philippines for CNY. Last time I traveled, I had 2 blank pages on my passport, but only 1 remaining after I got my residence stamp for this year. Can I travel to Philippines and back to China as they typically just red stamp for entering and exiting the countries? I still have room on the other pages that have been stamped for coming and going to Hong Kong, Philippines, China. Any thoughts appreciated. Cheers, Nutty Nomad
  5. Awesome ebike for sale ¥2850

    I will check and confirm voltage tomorrow, I know it was the six cell we bought in November so it's pretty heavy but lasts very long. We have never been stopped by the police even when they were doing checks at intersections (except for telling me to get off because only one person allowed on the bike) and have asked around and there doesn't seem to be any problems around the legalities about this look in particular, but if you want to be completely sure maybe ask a local who is clued up about this. If you'd like a test drive them pm me and we can set it up
  6. Awesome ebike for sale ¥2850

    We normally drive about 50 km before it needs a charge and can reach 55 km/h, I've never tried to go faster You are more than welcome to take it for a test drive, drives like a dream
  7. Looking for job in Hangzhou in May

    Best for you would be 51 jobs and look for a job where you can do foreign business with your home country. That way u don't have the whole native English part, unless u want that of course.
  8. Hi everyone! Im from Sweden and I am looking for work in Hangzhou. I am very fluent in both Chinese and English and I have a bachelors degree in Chinese from 中山大学 (Sun Yat-Sen University). I have several years of teaching experience and I am currently taking a 120 hour TEFL course. Im not just looking for teaching jobs, any job is of interest. If anyone has any advice then that would be great! Thanks! /Daniel
  9. Schools raided for illegal teachers, does it happen here?

    Doubt what you like but you are clearly speaking of things you don't know - For example Disney in Hangzhou was closed as the visa their staff had were done in Shanghai and not at the registered school in Hangzhou (although this was a matter of the local Hangzhou gov making a point)- a lot of small training centres have got away with a lot of hiring students etc I was merely pointing out that some do get caught and its something that there is increased vigilance over since the change in visa rules and the new section of the FEB but you go ahead and believe what you want.
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  11. Dell Desktop Computer

    Dell Desktop Computer - 1100 RMB Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G2030 @ 3.00GHz (2 CPUs) RAM: 4GB (Hyundai Electronics DDR3 RAM 4GB PC3-12800 (800Mhz)) Hard Drive: 465GB (ST500DM002-1BD142 ATA Device) Monitor: Dell 17’ IN1940MW(Analog) Graphic Card: 1556MB Intel(R) HD Graphics Family Wi-Fi available
  12. Schools raided for illegal teachers, does it happen here?

    I highly doubt this (in terms of it occurring frequently). The only stories I have heard of training centers getting raided (not in Hangzhou) were when companies stopped bribing the police. I think Disney English had a big issue a couple years ago. A pseudo-international school would probably be a good place for them to begin fishing for bribes.
  13. Awesome ebike for sale ¥2850

    Battery voltsge ? Number of batteries? Is it street legal ?
  14. Schools raided for illegal teachers, does it happen here?

    The answer is Yes! It is not as rare as you would think. The FEB have a new department in Hangzhou dedicated to checking on the legality of teachers etc. At present they seem to be looking at proper schools (They were at ours about a month ago) but will turn their attentions to training schools eventually. In the past teachers from DD Dragon or what ever its called have been deported as well as from a couple of outfits that no longer exist.
  15. How do I get a card for the bus?

    There are a lot of ways that you don't need to use cash for taking a bus. 1. Bus card. You may get one in EVERY subway station. There are also few stores where you can buy a bus card and recharge your card. A card is not only used for a bus but also taking subways. 2. Apps. Recently, Alipay supports taking a bus by scanning the QR code. 3. Credit Card.
  16. Burger King: Where?

    There is a Burger King at EAC center (Jiao gong lu). There is also a Mc donalds so you can check if they have milkshake or not Another BK is located in Wen Er Lu.
  17. Schools raided for illegal teachers, does it happen here?

    Never heard of it happening in Hangzhou. Judging from the number of young Eastern Europeans here, I'd say a large percentage of people are working illegally (either teaching or "modelling").
  18. Hi all, I am Calvin Wan from the Netherlands. Moved to Asia 6 months ago, currently staying in Hangzhou, Xiaoshan district. I moved to Hangzhou 4 months ago for my work. I frequently go to the gym and like to travel around to explore new things. I can speak Dutch, English, Cantonese and learning Mandarin now on the job. Furthermore I can speak basic French and German. Happy to make some new friends around, as I hardly know any people here. Greetings, Calvin
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  20. Burger King: Where?

    The one at the station is gone for quite some time, I guess 2 years? I'm not sure where u can check because I always used to go to the one close to the west lake.
  21. Burger King: Where?

    I can't find a Burger King around here. I live at Qingchun Lu and Jianguo Bei Lu, around 35 Qingchun. I went to the Hangzhou railway station, couldn't find one (though internet says there is one there). I went to 260 Jiefang Lu (next to Ya'nan). There is a kind of strip mall of mostly restaurants that follows around a building there. #260 is empty. Tomorrow I will take a ride to 155 Dongxin Lu to see if there is one there. I'm feeling a bit more positive about this one, because I found it on a map that resulted from a Google search. It showed 3 locations, none too close to me; the closest is about 7 kms north of here, which is no problem on my e-scooter. If you know where there actually is a BK, please let me know. And it would be great to know where one might purchase a strawberry milkshake for a reasonable price. They used to sell them at China McD's way back in the day. I miss milkshakes, especially on a warm summer afternoon. Sad they don't go over well here.
  22. Hi Everyone and thanks to Jake for letting me know its cool to post here. If you love Italian then you'll be happy to hear this news. We've been in China 17 years and excited that our newly launched D'Mario's homemade Italian family recipe delivery biz is off to a great start. Right now we're focusing one super authentic, unique dish - traditional eggplant parmigiana, meticulously prepared, available in 1kg tray delivered to your door in Hangzhou and surrounding cities as well. Feel free to inquire on any biz/catering/promotion/event ideas you may have to work together as well. We'll be doing plenty of catering / dinner events along the way. Cheers and thanks kindly, Mario 'n Nana
  23. Awesome ebike for sale ¥2850

    How far can it go on one charge? How fast does it go?
  24. Hello. I work part time at a training center like school teaching the little kids, from about 3 to 12. I do my thing there, and there are about six or seven other people there doing the same thing. One of the teachers is here on a business visa. I have told him and he knows that this is illegal and he can get into a lot of trouble of caught, if all the horror stories are seemingly true. Big fine, deportation. Deportation would suck for this guy because he has a brother or family member in another major city. I have told the boss lady the same thing. You shouldn't hire teachers like this, it will bite you in the ass. She is Chinese and won't listen to a foreigner, and again what I read is on the Internet, but places like Beijing and Guangzhou do raids periodically. I have never heard of raids in Hangzhou. I personally can't think of why many people would want to work full time making maybe 10,000 a month, and then have to shell out 3500-4000 for an apartment, so basically working 20-25 hours a week for 6000 after housing chasing little kids about, and then having to save for airfare home or worse, on visa runs dealing with the government and why one is constantly in and out on business visas playing a game. Has Hangzhou ever had school raids? I have never heard of it.
  25. One owner, good as new, full service in November replaced the battery, seat, brakes and brake fluid as new. Includes a poncho, charger and lock ¥2850 o.N.o Finders fee - if you help to find a serious buyer who buys the bike, you will be rewarded with a sweet ¥100 [耶]
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