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  1. 13 points
    This a a quick reference for new members to this forum and even forums in general. Many on this forum started right where you are, and have over time built up and become part of the "family", so to say. If you are familiar to forums, great. If not here is the most basic of things you need to know. Straight off the bat, the term newbie, will be your tag for a while, this does not mean anything bad. It is simply a reference to the fact that you are new to the forum. "A person new to a game, concept, or forum. Not to be confused with n00b, a stupid person. Newbies are just new." - Urban Dictionary. You have come to this forum, either to meet other/new people, or to simply ask a question. Both are fine, but please pay attention to the guides when asking questions. The chances that you will get a solid answer, covering the question/s you have asked will depend on a couple of factors: Use the search function within the forum, to possibly find the same or similar question you have. This way, it makes it easier for the next person to find the answer to their question. If you do not find the question/answer you are looking for, you can create a new topic under Hangzhou Questions & Answers. When posting, keep it as simple and as clear as possible. This makes it easier for our multi-national, multi-lingual community to assist you. (We know and understand that not everyone on this forum is a native English speaker.) Please use common sense. "Dumb" questions will have our unique trolls and keyboard warriors on you quicker than you think. This goes for repeated questions as well. Manners cost you nothing. We are a community of different races, cultures and beliefs. Try and ask or say something in the same way you would to someone on the street, without the possibility of being punched in the teeth. If you do create a topic, do not simply "hit and run". Meaning, do not post your question, get your answer and disappear. Give credit where credit is due. On the bottom right of the answer you have received, there is a green arrow pointing up, simple click on that, and say thanks to the user for the information. I hope that this gives a better idea of how to co-exist a little easier, and make the adjustment to China smoother.
  2. 4 points
    Language Tester and Terminologist (Contractor) Responsibilities · Work with the product designer and developer to verify technical concepts and define English terms for Alibaba Cloud products and features. · Manage Term-Base content and coordinate multilingual terminology projects. · Maintain quality standards for English authoring and translation. · Design, verify, and review English UI strings of Alibaba Cloud products. · Test product UIs to identify language issues. · Edit English content for ad hoc projects and tasks, with small workloads but high visibility and challenging deadlines. · Maintain the English Style Guide and design checking rules for scanning tools. · Deliver English style and authoring training to team members. Qualifications · Native English speaker. · Experience in technical writing is a plus. · Engineering or sciences majors preferred. · The ability to acquire new technology concepts. · IT knowledge. · Attention to detail. If you're interested in this position, [please send me private message for my contact information] Cheers! Jingyue
  3. 4 points
    I have been in Hangzhou for 15 years and have seen the city change a lot, some for the better, others not so much. Sometimes you can see me in my favorite bar/alternate living room (7 Club) crying in my cups about how fun this city used to be in the early 00's and how much charm this city has really lost over the years. But I also think that when I was here, I was 15 years younger, left my country after some bad experiences, had a sexy ass Oriental girlfriend/wife and desired for a "new start" and Hangzhou gave me that new start. Now 15 years later, most of me wants to return back to the USA, partly because my mother is dying and my father will be alone and I have no other siblings. Two reasons make me aprehensive about going home, getting a job and readjusting to living there again. Locals and Foreigner/locals like myself really forget how BIG this city is. I read once years ago that Hangzhou was actually something like the 32nd largest city in the World. I would dare to say if Hangzhou was an American city, it would be the third or fourth largest city in that nation. It is HUGE, but even still now, has the feel of a smaller city and place. Another nice thing about the city is that it is close to Shanghai, and from Shanghai, the World. My favorite big Chinese city is Xi'an. Xi'an is badass. But if I lived in Xi'an, I would have to pay for a ticket to get to Shanghai or Beijing to "get over the hump" to America. One thing I have always praised China about is the good public transportation system. For some odd reason, the Chinese are efficient to very efficient in this. Taxis, busses, the subway. Very convenient. The Hangzhou Metro has been a godsend the last five years. Yes, it is crowded, but remember, this city has about 5-6 million people and many folks do not have a car. I would advise and have to people not to get a car because of the issues of driver safety (Chinese are insane drivers) and really the lack of parking for the cars. But it is nice not to have a car and I do not miss it. Another wonderful thing that I cherish here is the people whom I have had the priviledge of knowing all of these years, literally from all over the Planet. All continents, everywhere. I was thinking about a guy I knew from Togo. My all time best friend and brother from another mother comes from Iceland. I know three guys from Burundi, a country that I doubt most people can find on a map. I wish I had the wealth to see the Earth, but the second best thing is to have representives from everywhere meeting and knowing me. There are people from all six inhabited continents who know me. I didnt say like me, but know me. Hangzhou is getting more and more expensive. Housing definitely. Traffic here is bad for most of the day, and has increased, which tells me that more and more people are moving here from somewhere else, raising housing prices and prices for goods and services. I am a teacher and like what I do (although now less), but the salaries have not kept up with the inflation of the city. Employment is limiting and would like the freedom to do what I want professionally, but I am a foreigner here and must follow their dictates. Personally, I do not like about 90 percent of "Chinese food" and never have. Yuck is the best word I can describe it. Chou Dofu is the hallmark of it all. The supermarkets here suck balls. Awful. I returned back to my hometown in the United States after 14 years, and on the ride back to the house, my mother (my parents have come seen me in China several times, sort of like sitcom parents on a bad TV show which never ends) mentioned they built a new supermarket in their community and I asked to go there before we went home. I walked inside and felt I heard 10,000 angels singing in my ear and I would have dropped to my knees in tears and ecstasy if it werent for my folks. I would have dropped to my knees and thanked the Lord Jesus for allowing me to enter that Holy Place, and I am an agnostic. Bars and restaurants here for foreigners is a joke and it always has been. Most of them serve substandard fare, mediocre food, served by unfriendly drones. Most of them have little understanding of what service should be, or how to truly treat a customer, and it is also the foreigner not really knowing or really accepting how things are done here. A lot of them do act when you enter their establishment of "why are you here?" These places all serve the same crap and none of the crap is better than any crap served anywhere else. However, it is nice not having to tip anyone. I guess some will take tips, but it is not a part of the culture. When I was in Taiwan in my first week in Asia, I tried to tip the bartenders at a disco type place for drinks and they would not take it. Not that anyone should tip these worthless, lazy bartenders and servers here anyway. They would rather be hidden away in their dark corner masterbating with their Iphone 8. Moving on..... One can get stuck here, and the longer you are here, the more stuck you are (and I am up to my neck). I am also married to a Chinese citizen, a woman I love very much, but we are having mostly financial and communication problems which has grown wider and wider, like a rip in the pants which gets bigger once someone sits down. I would tell any foreigner actually, don't have sex with the locals (foreign ladies included). I say "Don't fuck the locals" which as much seriousness as "Don't shoot heroin" or "Don't kick the grizzly bear in the nuts". Chinese psychology and thinking is very, very different than ours. Chinese are not strange to us, they are strange to all cultures. Chinese are a dichotomy, they are the sweetest, kindest people ever (and they are) while being the most insensitive, boorish assholes ever (and they really are). Chinese are very hardworking and industrious. They are also lazy and self serving. They are intellectual and fucking dumb. Marrying one and being intimate with them is like dealing with the "Three Faces of Eve", you don't know what personality you will get when you come home. One thing about Chinese is that they tell so many lies that they dont know what the truth is themselves. It is remarkable to me really that this culture ever became a culture, a civilization, much less a World power. Lastly (applause) the weather here is insane. Really. If you could turn the climate of this area into a human being, it would be in a straight jacket in a mental hospital, spitting and throwing feces at orderlies, and screaming. Horrible, unbearable heat in summer (got up to 105F/43C in July), with bone chilling, wet, nasty winters. I will say if I was a King of my nation, October 1 would also be a holiday because it harkens the coming of Holy Autumn and the furthest time distance between then and the next summer of hell. Chinese for some reason do not insulate their buildings. I think someone with a business spirit could sell these idiots INSULATION, might get rich. But the Chinese seem to love wearing coats inside and leave the doors and windows open in 1000 degree heat. Don't expect something different because it wont happen. Learn this and you might make it in the Land of Chou Dofu Neverland. The stories I can tell. The older you are the more stories you have and the less experiences you have left. To young people, enjoy your year or two and leave for the rest of your life. I have already warned some young men of this. But we cannot expect the youth to listen and think of wise advisement as foolish. Youth is wasted on the young. Even if you make really good money, dont make this place your life, because it will be your life and it will consume you. Good hunting.
  4. 4 points
    Hi everyone! Here is the thing:This is Eric comes from Fuyang,Hangzhou. I have been running a foreign-trading company over one and a half years. Luckily,my company runs really good,and lately i decide to re-decorate my website,to decorate the website, beautiful pics will be needed. I need 2-3 foreign friends for help,location is in my office in Fuyang, i want you guys to pretend to be my colleagues(at present,i don't have any plan to recruit foreign employees). work details: just to sit in my office and pretend that you do work in my office,after taking some pics,i will pay each one of you guys 200RMB :), or i'll treat you guys food and drinks in KTV. Anyone feels interested,pls call me:18258822050,or add me on wechat:825951574
  5. 3 points
    Hello, I am from Budding English Clubhhouse and I am looking for a part time English teacher right now. The school located in No. 165, Qiuyue RD, Gongshu District, Here are the followings: Job Description: 1. Be responsible for teaching English to students aged from 3-12 in an English training school in Hangzhou. 2. Part-time: evening 4:30-8:30 pm (weekdays) and 9:30 am-5:30 pm (weekend) 3. Prepare for the courses before the class. 4. Be positive and warm-hearted with vigor and patience, love children and teaching. Qualification: Native English speaker from USA , UK, Canada,Australia or New Zealand, ect; Bachelor’s degree or above, better with majors in Language, education, art or relative field. 1 year teaching experience preferably in EFL. TESOL or TEFL certificate is preferred. Age required: 20-45 years old. Payment: 200 RMB per hour; If you are interested in this job, [please send me private message for my contact information]
  6. 3 points
    Hello Salseros, I have just moved to Hangzhou (since 3 weeks) and want to dance salsa. Has this Carbon Bar you mentioned (on Friday) re-opened? And/or are there other options on Fridays? I live in the Binjiang area and dance cuban salsa. Warmly, Kim
  7. 3 points
    I can hardly comprehend what you wrote there, mate. I don't think anyone who is looking for a teaching job - especially with over 3 years of experience - would advertise themselves like that... Here's what I think. I think you're not Canadian or ever been there. I think your real name is Tima Ashurov (gmail, dumbass) or Tima Neprokin (freaked out yet?) . I think you're from Krasnoyarsk, Russia. And I think it was a mistake posting your personal info while making fraudulent claims. Next time - if there is a next time - just say you are not a native speaker. People will understand.
  8. 3 points
    And, to answer the OP - yes, definitely! Back home, people are a LOT more friendlier! The average Joe on the street will give a smile and nod of acknowledgement, and a quick "G'day". Shop staff can have a simple conversation to customers. Everyone is 'mate', and we're a lot more relaxed with people we don't know (ie, not worried about face or guanxi). This element in me is dying here in China. Second, I've become a LOT more racist towards 'Chinese' (in ' ' because it's not actually the race, but the nationality.. so shouldn't be called 'racism'.). Just look over this forum, and you see the anti-dalu ren posts about people being constantly ripped off and lied to. Incompetence seems to be the norm here... and that has affected the way I judge ALL dalu ren. And, it's really not fair! Granted, I have had some intelligent (ie, logical) discussions with a number of people here about such contentious topics as the state of Taiwan, and the SCS... but mostly, it's standard nationalistic crap that I hear in response to something as simple as "It's in dispute", or "I have a stamp saying I left China - from the Chinese government. I have new currency. There are democratic elections for their leaders, and they have their own passport... how is that not a country???" Now, if someone can come up with a good response to that (and "one country, two system" is NOT a good response)... then I'll hear it.. but no. And, how DARE you disagree with their perspective???? Cold water, anyone??? I actually had a girlfriend some years ago (OMG really???) that actually used the line 'Chinese bodies are different'.... OMFG! This is a woman who went to university to study International Business.... The number of people who blatantly ignore signs and rules is, to me, horrifying! (eg, how many flights have you been on where virtually everyone ignores the crew when told to turn off all electronic devices until the plane has stopped? Hey, how about even getting out of the seat when the plane has stopped? Or, smoking directly under the 'No Smoking' sign'?? Or, standing in the 'no standing' zone at metro stations...) ' And, thus, this level of illogic and me-first (and only) attitude has clouded my perceptions of the Chinese people (dalu ren) in general. So, upon meeting someone who looks like they come from this neck of the woods, my first instinct is to wonder whether they're dalu ren or Taiwanese, HK, Malaysian, Singaporean, etc etc - cos I know that their attitudes are quite different! (this is presuming they have a non-native English accent). To the dalu ren reading this... two things. Firstly, yes, I know... like all stereotypes, not everyone fits into it. (maybe just maybe) not even most. I'm sure not all international tourists destroy things and have a bad attitude... but obviously enough to give everyone a bad name! Secondly, "China" is many things... it's a area of land. It's a culture. It's a tradition. It's history. It's people. It's government. It's food. It's nationalism. It's all the good things, and all the bad things. And so much more. So, be very careful when you ask "Do you like China?"...
  9. 3 points
    It's Hangzhou Third Hospital, not some expat hospital like Sir Run Run Shaw. It's not strange at all that doctors there don't speak English. Furthermore, it's hot as hell in Hangzhou and people are fleeing the city. Maybe any English doctors they had are on vacation or weren't available at the time? To me, it was very clear in the OPs first post that Dana is her brother. If it wasn't clear to you, well then, nothing else I or anyone says to you will make any difference.
  10. 3 points
    Before anything else - I had the worst food poisoning in my life in China. I still can't look at sausages without gagging. Yep. Food is too spicy - I don't mean too "hot". I mean too much spices in every. single. dish. Someone told me that Chinese thing the more spice is added, the better the dish is... just eat the fucking spice-mixture with a spoon next time! Everything is drenched and drowning in oil. I mean everything. I can feel my arteries clogging up just looking at what I'm about to consume. How do I ask "can I please have the liter of oil on the side, please" ? I found out I am no longer lactose-intolerant. I can drink "milk" here by the gallons and won't get an upset stomach. At least I hope it's milk... Fruit is stupid expensive. [insert any fruit here] has the same taste and texture as a potato. Coffee is a luxury product. Food product generally generally very low in protein... Have no idea about bacon, though...
  11. 3 points
    It seems too expensive for just 20 sqm.
  12. 2 points
    From what I heard Raggae is now dead and out of business. The old location on ShuGuang Lu was amazing, just a very special place in my heart. Just the right size, loud as hell, as much of a party outside as in, pizza, cold beer, just the place itself and really I am sad thinking about now like a dead friend. The newer location just lacked what the other place had for some reason. Many say that it was too big, or too impersonal. It was the same distance almost from the University to there. I used to be a very regular customer of the old location, but rarely went in their new location, especially as time went on. When the staff wears the same shirt with Bob Marley's face and there is a sign under a camera saying the bar is under survaillance and the police will be called sort of killed the buzz of the joint. Not very Raggae like. Had hookahs Still the place was there about eight years, and the old place opened around 2000-2001, so it had a good run. Eudora Station is pretty good, I go there sometimes. The inside of the place has a lot of character to it, like an American bar, its a cozy place too. Two for one beers between 5-9PM. Good food there, and this is where I get a steak if I am willing to pay for it, The wait staff are pretty decent, they dont follow you and leaves your ass alone unless you call them, which I appreciate. Lastly, Eudora is the only place I know that plays 1960's-1980's rock and roll music. It is also not LOUD in there which I appreciate. Well, not LOUD unless a band starts playing around 9:00. Has pool table. I would say to go to Vineyard on Yugu Lu. Much nicer now inside, decent staff, foreigners work there. Lots of younger people go there, and there is a patio/lawn type garden outside. There is or was a board game community who would play inside or outside. Never had the food there outside of a pizza slice (which was thin, good, but greasy!) Very comfortable bar. Two takeaways, the music they play is awful, it's not LOUD but its just weird, meloncholy music, one is like a French lady song from the 1920's or something. If alone, bring head phones. Wildcard place would be the bar inside the Marco Polo Hotel on Pinghai Road which is hosted by the famous Kana who is back in the community. This place is really chill until about 10 PM for a bit, if that. Has a fooseball table and a pool table and Kana will be more than happy to play you. Blue Frog I went once or twice when I worked near there, but I didnt like it that much. I never really to seem to know what they are, and really they are more of a restaurant with a bar, than a bar that sells food. There were little kids when I was there, and you had to smoke outside. Cant tell you if the food is good or bad, but I dont trust food in these places, usually crap and expensive. This is a chain bar/restaurant in many cities in China and exactly alike. My bar is the 7 Club. I like it because they know me, the place doesnt change, and you can smoke like a Chinese shoe factory. The pizza there is actually pretty decent. Some other foreigners like me like the place, your milage may vary.
  13. 2 points
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  14. 2 points
    I actually did a set at Wake Town last Sunday ! Also did 2 other sets at MQ Lounge, thanks a lot for the tip, will definitely check the place you mentionned
  15. 2 points
    Hey Kim! Welcome to Hangzhou (from a newbie too). I love dancing and swimming too - been here a month and haven't done either yet. So let me know if you ever want to go on a quest to find them! You can add my wechat, [plese send me private message for my contact informatin]
  16. 2 points
    Hi, Kim! Nice to meet you :) ! I'm a terrible dancer but I do love swimming. I'll be arriving soon in Hangzhou and looking forward to finding out more about this city and meeting new people. Wishing you all the best settling in and hoping to hear more about your experiences there soon!
  17. 2 points
    Try asking in the appropriate category.... Or, better yet, try doing a search!
  18. 2 points
    What is the quickest and most cost effective transport from Hangzhou to Suzhou
  19. 2 points
    Finally a thread where the "laowai" actually express their true feelings. When I get together with friends we are all so honest about our feelings of this place, but it seems whenever I go on a forum or a group of foreigners I don't know so well, I'm ridiculed for not wanting to basically give China a blowjob, it is so great.
  20. 2 points
    Yes, in China I'm a worse person than in America. But frankly, if on a minute by minute basis I was experiencing the things I do here in China, in America, I'd also be a shit person there. People act like shit around me and my family, they don't get my respect and awesome treatment. Try to run me and my family off the road? You get the middle finger and some shouting if I roll up next to you. Act like an ignorant child in lines, I'll throw an elbow and not be so kind.
  21. 2 points
    'sup? You can call me Nunyo. I'm a female who lives here in Hangzhou, I come from Seattle. I teach, I love it. Sometimes I miss teaching in the US, but then I remember: oh, yeah, I hated it. Uhm. Uhm. To be honest, I came here to ask a question. Then I got stuck reading posts. So, not sure if I'll lurk or contribute. Let's see, what else is polite to let people know about one's self? I'm lazy and proud of it. I'm pretty sure the reason I haven't returned to America is because the food here is addictive. The thought of going without 麻辣烫还是火锅 makes me want to die. Same with 拉面。Well, really, all of it. I love nearly all Chinese food. Except anything that Guangdong people like. They have terrible taste in food. Oh and fish. I hate fish - except when it's delicious. (I just waimai'd some 麻辣烫 to get me through this paragraph.) So, now you know who I am: a teacher in this city who eats food. You're welcome. I mean, thank you! ...right?
  22. 2 points
    Someone who understands the search function. If I lived in America, I'd be running to buy a lottery ticket.
  23. 2 points
    Welcome! To add to fionnfionn and sainthood's comments, the swimming pools are often only waist deep. I had to ask for a diving pool to find one that was suitable for swimming (the membership was exorbitant and I wound up getting a refund because they kept the pool piss warm). During the day time (like lunch or late morning), the pools are often empty and they usually haven't turned on the heaters, so it's more pleasant to swim then. Most people start their workout routines after work, so evening swimming is a nightmare of doggy paddlers in sauna temperatures (water and air). This is my experience in an outdoor gym pool, an indoor-underground gym pool, and an indoor-not-basement pool. And this is my experience in the city centre (West Lake). As for swimming holes, if you go up the mountains, there's often rather pristine looking (you can see *everything* in them) ponds that have no factories upwind (upwater?) of them. I've seen my friends dive in without issue, despite their general fear of being poisoned by water overall. But, I'm not very familiar with the Linping area. FYI - China is big. Linping is about an hour away from West Lake if there's no traffic and if you're in a car (~60 RMB for a regular taxi). Otherwise, if you plan to use public transport, you're about 2 hours away from West Lake. Good news, dealing with public transport gives you thousands of opportunities to practice Chinese, especially if you don't listen to music (or otherwise try to shut out the world). I've met a lot of friends just by being lost on buses/metro and asking for help. As a young female, I think you're going to make tons of friends and have lots of opportunities to experience an awesome (and sometimes annoying) China. My best advice: once the novelty of being treated like a superstar wears off and you find yourself annoyed by the constant staring or gaping: just smile. If you smile at them, they often smile back. If they don't, cross your eyes and they won't look at you again. And, if you get stuck in a convo you really want to get out of, it's totally okay to walk away without saying anything. Or, just say "ping guo" (apple) to every question they ask. They'll think you're insane and leave you alone. (Don't bother with "ting bu dong" - which means you can't understand. They just say 'oh, ting bu dong?' then continue talking anyway.)
  24. 2 points
    Aya san, I know that area is a super suburb, I live in the uptown area ( near the Drum tower and old walking streets) and I took 2 buses for a job interview in Yuhang district, it was sooo far, like 2 hrs - 3 hrs! It was my mistake because I thought it might take only 30 mins. on the bus. but No No No I have an e-bike as well, but I would never consider to ride it more than 20 mins in the freaking rush hour in the morning when a million people go to work. I will try to stick staying near a work place anyway, or near enough that you can bike and it won't take you longer than 20 mins.or let's say 3-4 kilometers. You can bike to the nearest subway to the city on your day off and that would be no rush, so it would be easier. I do not know if it would help, but I hope! I am very new here to and that day riding buses ( got lost twice) still was my nightmare last night. LOL Gev
  25. 2 points
    Hello Aya, What i can tell to you is to find on the map where the clostest metro station is located and find a place around there and then get an e-bike to ride everyday from home to the metro. I wouldn't recommend you to ride ebike on a elevated highway, seriously don't do that! it can be very dangerous. Also, find on baidu map what is the fastest way to get you to your work place by bus. Sometimes bus like (B1, B2 etc) can be fasters then the metro.
  26. 2 points
    Try Hunter Real Estate. Here is their web address: www.hangzhou-rent.com. And they speak English. :)
  27. 2 points
    Hello everybody, AB Lingo Translation company on sale. It has constant customers and company has good reputation. We have Russian English French Chinese and Turkish translators. We sell website 10000RMB. Company's website domain and hosting serviced paid till end of 2018. Countless emails you can create (test@ablingo.com) We will provide all details information for a buyer. Interested persons can contact me or PM me. Best regards, Ruslan
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    location, in Hangda Road, with internet no need to have VPN for Gmail, Facebook. :) it's called Servcorp; costwise, need to check with their manager separately. For my office, about 20sqm, 3 person, about 15,000RMB/month.
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  31. 2 points
    Also at Schanke on Tuesday and Mint on Saturday. My favourites are Flamenko and Schanke. Mint is too small and Uncle Martin has the cover charge of 60元.
  32. 1 point
    Hello, My name is David, and I am American, and a native English speaker. This year I am studying Chinese language at 浙江大学玉泉校区. I am excited to begin tutoring part time in Hangzhou! My Chinese is at a basic conversation level and HSK 4. I can teach Business English, Conversational English, TOFEL & ISLE, formal and casual. I am free to meet Monday to Thursday 3-9, but we can work out other options on a case-by-case basis. I love working with kids but certainly can teach adults as well. I can teach multiple students or one-on-one. I have 3 years of language tutoring experience (2 years English, 1 year Spanish). I speak Spanish at an advanced level but am not a native speaker. Please send me a message to see if we would be a good fit. Thank you, I'm excited to meet. -David
  33. 1 point
    We are searching for you ... We need good full-time English teachers for a long time We offer stable, generous treatment, 10k-20k/monthly We have a good chance of development and a platform to rise. We are a young team We provide systematic and complete training We provide all classes of teaching materials, online preparation system We don't have office time, but there will be one or two meetings a week to share teaching experience and brainstorming. If you are careful, responsibility, no strong accent, like children, sincere, optimistic, positive, educational ideals, please contact us ASAP. We will be very welcome for your coming! You will have the experience of teaching that you have never got it in the last few years, and you will have the opportunity to work in dozens of of countries around the world. Hope to hear from you! Hangzhou GrapeSEED
  34. 1 point
    I'm about to start up the best IELTS training school in the country! I'd been trying to find an investor to give me a stack of start up cash, but have just discovered that I don't really need it! So, going it alone... That, and sleeping (to sleep, perchance to dream!) Also doing a lot of procrastinating.... which is going extremely well!
  35. 1 point
    found it. https://world.taobao.com/item/35674676619.htm?fromSite=main&spm=a230r.1.14.82.240b10acZMPiZM&ns=1&abbucket=14#detail RZ mask.
  36. 1 point
    Haha nice! What do you do here? I'm living in an apartment in the north of the city, teaching nearby :) Thank you! I will :)
  37. 1 point
    If your school is also in your neighborhood, you might ask who they order from?
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  39. 1 point
    Hahaha yeah I forgot about that, they believe there are so many genders.. Antifa is also suddenly real big in murrica. They are all students who want to be communistic haha.
  40. 1 point
    12-15k with everything included...that's a salary you would only see in an international school. Not a training school and definitely not a public school. I know people who are teaching ESL at public universities who are getting paid 6-7k, with on-campus housing. They supplement this by working at training centers in the evening and weekend, even though TECHNICALLY, it's illegal. And if a training school DOES offer you that much, be assured, they'll work you to the ground until you are forced to leave China in a bitter rage. As for the salary being higher working out of HZ, I don't agree with you.
  41. 1 point
    51job did the trick for me. I found both my business development jobs there.
  42. 1 point
    And, by this, I don't just mean from the locals, nor from the schools (who seem to consider working legally merely an option).. I'm talking about 'applicants'. Someone is looking for employees to do a job. And the vast number of people who will only respond to that post with "I'm interested - contact me" is staggering! The attitude - that the employer needs to go out of their way to contact YOU for the job!!! Would anyone here consider that appropriate for a job in engineering? Or senior management? Or, basically, any other job?? And that doesn't even go into the extremely simple request to message or contact the employer at the bottom of the post... and yet, people will still do that! Such a HUGE entitlement attitude! Granted... most jobs advertised here aren't for a 'school' where education is important.. it's just a quick money-making scheme (another one of the "I've got a great idea = let's open a school.. lots of parents want their kids to learn English"... with absolutely zero understanding or experience... much less being legal!) And, of course, most applicants have almost zero understanding of the language they're supposed to be teaching! (I'm sort of amazed at the number of 'native English speakers' who don't know the difference between coherence and cohesion... or the difference between a gerund and an continuous), let alone the qualifications or experience... And, so, these 'schools' will take absolutely anyone... (well, if you have white skin.... sorry - it's not really them - it's the parents!) Now that the regulations have changed, I really hope the crackdowns come soon.
  43. 1 point
    You can try this one http://www.morehangzhou.com/venue/detail/hangzhou-international-wushu-training-center-iwtc.html . They have sanda classes which basically is thai boxing but with more throws in it.
  44. 1 point
    Our school is a private language school that specializes in teaching young learners although we do have some teenage and adult classes as well. We try to teach our students in a fun and interactive way so they can not only learn English but also learn a little about Western culture and what life is like in foreign countries. We teach around 20 hours a week and have no office hours but we do have to spend some time planning our lessons. There is plenty of time left over to experience Hangzhou and the rest of China. We currently have seven teachers who all really enjoy living and working here. One of the best things about our school is the atmosphere of friendship around the place. We all socialize, help each other out and all of our teachers are given the support they need to enjoy their time in China and become great teachers. There are also a number of Chinese staff that really help us out. Aside from the assistance they give us in class, they help us with all those little things that are difficult to do in a foreign country. Our school will provide an official Z work visa, reimburse your air fare, subsidize your medical insurance (1300RMB) and pay you further bonuses for the completion of your contract. We also offer a good salary of between 9,000RMB - 12,000RMB and 2000rmb apartment allowance. We can accept teachers with a degree, TEFL or TESOL certification and who are native English speakers. I hope you are interested in hearing more about this position. If you are, please let me know by sending a copy of your passport and CV to shane hangzhou We are looking forward to hearing from you.
  45. 1 point
    any wechat group discussion?
  46. 1 point
    We are in almost the same boat. I'm looking to be in HZ in about 1-2 months. 3 kids aged 9-9 and 12. Apartments and schools are my problem areas besides no Chinese language skills (-: I'll post anything I find and I'd appreciate anything regardless of how random.
  47. 1 point
    I can speak both chinese and english, im a chinese guy, someone wanna practice Chinese, just message me.
  48. 1 point
    Hello, my name is Kan, born in Hangzhou. I lived in the United States for 7 years. So I speak Chinese and English. I can help out.
  49. 1 point
    ttt Its Thursday again smileys/smiley31.gif
  50. 1 point
    Forget it homes, your simple American-made rubbers are no match for these little beauties...