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  1. 15 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. 8 points
    They will normally only deliver if you live within a certain distance..... I'm thinking you are probably beyond that distance. You can order in English, no problem. Follow the steps below and try your luck: Step 1 Call 4008-517-517 from your home phone or mobile Step 2 Press ’2′ for English (or press ’1′ for Chinese) Step 3 If this is your first time calling, you need to register your address with them. So just tell them your address (they are speaking English after all). If it’s not your first time, they will tell you your phone number and address before proceeding to Step 4… Step 4 Order your Big Mac, McChicken sandwich or whatever other delicious food that you want! Good luck.
  3. 7 points
    Hi Greyeyes0409, Is that a coworking space or private offices ? Thanks, GProulx
  4. 7 points
    Hello i'm a Chinese doing international job i need a friend who can translate spainish for me i can pay or also do you a favor if you need please send me private message thanks
  5. 6 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
  6. 6 points
    The part-time job has been done. Thanks everybody!
  7. 6 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
  8. 6 points
    Hi My name is Rachel and I'm from the UK currently living and working in Hangzhou. I am working in several areas including marketing of foreign goods and sales material which may be used to target the western market. I have worked with several Chinese firms to rebrand their currant image and update it. Along with redesigning and developing marketing material and attending trade shows as a reprisentive of the company. If this is something you are interested in and would like to know more, please message me for an online portfolio of my latest works. Thank you, Rachel
  9. 6 points
    Hi I'm Enrico, a graphic designer based in italy. My objective is to find a job in hangzhou as graphic designer. Can you help me? [please send me private message for my contact information]
  10. 6 points
    Credibility marks a typical villa builder in Calicut and they have completed maximum number of villas in Calicut. Fantastic designs, personalized customer services, high quality construction and on time project delivery are the cherished features of villa builders in Calicut. Each and every villa builder in Calicut is committed to provide elegant residential spaces with a difference. Team at villa builders in Calicut consist of well experienced managers, architects, engineers and designers. Calicut has been making significant contributions to the real estate sector of south India. Villas in Calicut are so popular among Calicut population who always embraced innovative things. They are the most favoured residential options among professionals and Non Resident Indians. Leading housing companies in Calicut come up with villas, duplexes, and luxury apartments. Adjoining areas of Calicut city too witness increased real estate activity and rental rates of Calicut villas are increasing steadily. It is possible for an average person to buy villa in Calicut and it is the most talked about benefit of Calicut villa. Different land areas available in Calicut as independent land are suitable for building a villa. Calicut has shown tremendous improvement in the real estate sector and good urban infrastructure of Calicut woes investors. A typical Calicut villa is equipped with health clubs, halls, and rain water harvesting system. 2 and 3BHK Villas in Calicut are beautiful as well as aesthetically designed according to latest design patterns. Most of the Calicut villas conform to the principles of Vastu and the upscale residences in the city are equipped with state of the art features.
  11. 6 points
    you are the spammer, dummy. Whats wrong with Romantic comedies ? I love Adam sandler, he is great. I am a 55 year old man, a little overweight, looking for romance with oriental woman, contact me if interested
  12. 6 points
    Hi James! I hope you have a great experience in Hangzhou, when you get here in July of course! I will most likely be done with my stint here then, but I thought I would extend a welcome because I saw you were from Cinci. I'm from Dayton! I don't think that you will have any problem finding a place for your budget. My friend has a nice place not too far away from the main downtown areas of the city for only about 2000 a month. It is a little small, but your budget is larger so you can probably find a much nicer place! As for something to bring, personally I wish that someone had told me to bring lots of deodorant. I know that sounds weird, but it is really hard to find deodorant here in the winter. Maybe I was looking in the wrong places, but all the stores and even the specialty stores like Watsons didn't sell it in the winter. One more thing, try to ignore the rude comments on here. This is a really great forum to find answers to things, but sometimes you have to put up with the negative remarks. Not everyone is like that, and not everyone has time to sit and troll, i mean comment on, every post on here everyday! So again, I hope your stay in China is great!
  13. 6 points
    I'm sorry if the welcome you received was less than enthusiastic. Let me try and fix it! Welcome to Hangzhou! How long are you planning on staying? I don't mind spending a few moments to fill you in on some places to go! No skin off my back. I can't tell you many places to go in Xiasha because I don't live out there, but if you are up to making the journey into town there are a few places a lot of foreigners congregate! The Vineyard is one, and there is Ellen's right down the street. Ellen's has cheaper drinks and food, but the music can be obnoxiously loud. Reggae Bar is another 5 minutes walk down from Ellen's, and there are also a few clubs in the area as well. Coco Bananas is a pretty common place to end the night, and there is also In Club and Maya Bar. Amigos is a tad out of the way, but they have late night drink specials and they make a decent cocktail. Around the west lake there are a few more places definitely worth checking out. Eudora Station has good food and a nice atmosphere, but they are a little pricey, Slims is right down the street and is more of a restaurant than a bar, but they have a nice foreign beer selection. G+ is a club in the area that is pretty popular, but I think it is a bit small (although that seems to be a common theme for clubs here in China). Usually a group of us is always out at one bar or another on Friday or Saturday (if i'm being honest, usually both) feel free to PM me if you want more info or would like to join us sometime! I hope this helps!
  14. 6 points
    Dear Goldstein, I do not know where in Europe you come from, but in the Europe I come from there are nowhere near as many "daddy's little girls' as there are in China!! Now, as a European, I have funded myself throughout undergraduate and postgraduate university (in the UK where tuition fees have been criticised for increasing rapidly the recent years). I have never borrowed or asked for money from my parents since I was 16 (nor have they given me any). Most of my friends and flatmates from back then where also very independent financially from the moment they left home. Their parent may have paid for tuition fees, but rent, food, and any other financial extras were paid by them. And all of my friends (and yes they are under 30 and not married) are now completely financially independent and that, ever since their graduation. Compared to what I have seen in china, most of the girls I have worked with (or for) have relied on their parents/ boyfriend/ husband to satisfy their every need. These needs may not have been financial. It varies from housekeeping, to cooking, but don’t forget to trough in the odd LV bag or the brand new IPhone 5 every now and again. Of course I am not so ill-mannered that I will generalise for all Chinese girls as what you said is true and a lot of them work far away from home receiving a very low salary. That said you cannot generalise for all European girls either! :-D
  15. 6 points
    For two pages members have insulted, castigated, berated and have not written a positive comment about Turbo. I wish to contribute my two cents worth by praising the poor guy. His writing skills are beyond reproach. He can write far better than 99% of native speakers. His ability to describe his attributes is admirable. The guy makes himself appear to be almost as good as I am, but I can't write as well as he can. Alas, that's probably why I'm a lonely old fart who spends nights in front of the TV smoking a cigar and drinking a cup of tea.
  16. 5 points
    Keep in mind this list is not my personel experience but from my research 1 - WeChat 2 - AliPay 3 - Pleco 4 - Baidu Maps 5 - MetroMan 6 - Waygo 7 - Tantan 8 - ChineseSkill 9 - Ctrip 10 - A good VPN
  17. 5 points
    Hi! Did you end up finding coworking space? I am looking to briefly interview people who work in coworking environments. Many thanks for your help!
  18. 5 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
  19. 5 points
    DOH!! Yippee. I can sleep better at night now, knowing this riveting info.
  20. 5 points
    Two person power and intelligence are better than one, I am looking for a business partner who want to expanded business areas in here as we can together cooperate business .we are bound by common interests and will act together to share resource and ensure our business benefits .if you 1.have a project or further investment 2.have good ideas and strategies in business 3.Can be a sources or suppliers in FMCG (food, beverages, cosmetics)areas 4.will created new life in China My family background will support for us if we start business as they have some channel and platform to be retail sales spots among several east cities.if we are a team which may use various platforms to develop our business.I 'm honest,open-minded,optimistic person and honored to invite you to be my business partner together created a great future. Please contact me if you are interest in those ,Thanks a lot . [please send me private message for my contact information]
  21. 5 points
    good, I have signed up for this conference.
  22. 5 points
    The 15th China International Consumer Goods Fair (CICGF) will be held from June 9 to 12, 2016 in Ningbo. Great Tao Group is sincerely inviting you and your company representatives to attend this conference. We expect to provide the best platform for the international trade between you and your suppliers. We will provide free airport pickup and transportation, free meals and accommodation during the fair. Our online yoopay registration system, as a special treatment, has been open to our clients. Click the following link to register: https://lnkd.in/fEvB2uY. So, Join Us Right Now!
  23. 5 points
    Wow, you have issues you smelly hollander idiot
  24. 5 points
    I came to China with a commitment to help older Chinese people experience a new lifestyle in retirement and aged care living. To enjoy their lives in old age. To understand that despite the Chinese thinking that retired = OLD, it can mean a new life, a renewed enthusiasm for life, meeting new friends outside their life long local neighborhood, getting and thinking outside their "box", having fun, meeting new challenges, growing younger in mind and attitude despite growing older in body, discovering how retired seniors can live a happy and enjoyable life in an completely new environment. I'm happy and proud to say, that despite some serious issues and challenges for me personally and financially, my time here has achieved those objectives and commitments, for the many seniors who welcomed me, took up the challenge and believed in me, and my commitment. I also came to experience the culture, the people, the food, the fun, and to discover the new love of my life. I am happy to say, that those experiences have been achieved. Three months from now, (probably to the delight of some here), I, and my beautiful wife will return to Australia, content that my life long commitment to helping others in hospitals, ambulances, retirement living and aged care, has also been achieved in this vast Country. My leaving will be more sadness than happiness, but life is full of both. Of all the health, aged care and community service related things I have done over many years, this has been the most emotionally challenging, rewarding and satisfying. I regret nothing despite some serious setbacks, and will always remember my time in China as one of the most wonderful experiences one could imagine.
  25. 5 points
    G*d****n Chinese! We come to their country and they take our women!
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  27. 5 points
    We love us some boobies. The guy was a jerk but I think it is quite funny how the netizens are talking about deportation. I lost count how many times I saw drunken Chinese dudes asking the same thing.
  28. 4 points
    Hello all. I am Mengan, new to this forum but have been living in Hangzhou for 3 years. I am Chinese Australian. I am an occupational therapist. I look forward to meeting more international friends here and share what I know about Hangzhou. I love this city and feel happy to live here, except the hot weather!
  29. 4 points
  30. 4 points
    It seems too expensive for just 20 sqm.
  31. 4 points
    well now I know why you have so much toilet paper, its because you're a shithead!
  32. 4 points
    Hi Folks, Are you interested to sale your goods in India and USA? If yes please make a list of your product along with pricing and will be help you to sell.
  33. 4 points
    I know a very good Spanish teacher, he is native, but I think he is organizing a smalll group of 2-3 people. and need learners with some basic English, since his Chinese is not good. if you are interested, let me know.
  34. 4 points
    I´m interested too, let´s see if someone has an answer.. So far,I know that there is a group in meetup about startups...
  35. 4 points
    Hi Lisa, we are currently using service office in Hangzhou, it's a shared office with different separate office rooms, with shared space as coffee minibar, meeting room, and reception desk. let me know if you need more info. Daniel
  36. 4 points
    Hi, are you guys still playing floorball in Hangzhou ? I saw the last update is in 2012. I would like join you to play floorball, cos I will be staying in HZ for a while. I am search on the web so your forum came up.
  37. 4 points
    Hi I enjoy romantic comedies and moonlight walks on the beach, contact me if you are into tug parties
  38. 4 points
    Dan, Lay off ... Dont be a cock block. Unless you want a punch in the nose
  39. 4 points
    Nah in this case it is just retarded racism. Teaching ability is not related to black/or white. You can hire based on are they a native speaker? are they qualified to teach? etc. Variables that actually affect how well the persons teaches. Choosing based on whether the person is white or not , regardless if it is what the parent wants, should be called out as what it is: f-ucking retarded, and is based in ignorance and not in rationality.
  40. 4 points
    Kids or their parents? Pretty sure kids don't give a shit about skin colour
  41. 4 points
    How about the opinion of a foreign WOMAN instead of all you foreign men? I agree, it is not wise for a foreigner to purchase property in China for all the previously mentioned reasons. However, I can understand why Nina is upset. There is a type of foreign man that I've met over and over in China that I will call the "Loser-Douchebag." This is the kind of guy who could not in a million years get laid in his home country because his personality is too douche-baggy and he isn't athletic enough to get laid by physique alone. This guy benefits enormously from the language barrier and mostly dates Chinese women who speak a little English to go with his little Mandarin. Often these really sweet young ladies do not realize that their boyfriend is a total dick. These men prefer Tier 2 and 3 cities because there are less foreign men and therefore less comparison with actual upstanding foreign guys. This is not to say that there are not upstanding foreign guys in Tier 2 and 3 cities. There are plenty of great guys, but the percentage of Loser-Douchebag to Great Guy is much higher in Tier 2 and 3. The Loser-Douchebag often uses his Chinese girlfriend to take care of things he could very well deal with himself, but is too lazy to do. He uses the "but my Chinese isn't good enough" excuse to make his girlfriend reserve train tickets, pay utilities, give the Aiyi instructions, or do almost anything involving effort. Often this guy is an "English teacher" which means he maybe tutors on the side once in a while. Another sure sign is someone who has been in China for years "studying Mandarin," yet can barely say one sentence in Mandarin. Again, this is a stereotype--but unfortunately I've met plenty of examples that reinforce this stereotype. In case you haven't noticed, I dislike this kind of person. @nina888, there are plenty of wonderful foreign men in China. Don't hate them all because you've met some losers. I have plenty foreign friends who have Chinese wives, are very happy together, and have chosen to stay in China.
  42. 4 points
    where to start.... warm_smile, KILLER.
  43. 4 points
    @san5324 I have no answering to do. You and anyone else, (including Wade) are welcome to meet me at a wi-fi hotspot, and buy me a beer. I will bring my laptop, log onto my bank account and show you the statement. If you still doubt me, and you think I can manufacture bank web pages, then the next question is"why am I here scamming 370 when I could be scamming millions.?" as for your comments ... some are good. some are .... well lack something, and one or two are insulting to me. A) The money came out of the bank account at or before the time the SMS was sent. so it was not a premature sms! What the SMS said was accurate! Wade still called the police, so he did not wonder if it was accurate or give any benefit of doubt. He made it clear he did not believe it at all. B) wise, because the problem seems to be the bank. Sending police after me would just cause us both problems. C) After what I have read here, I agree. D) i never pulled the card out. I have no idea what he is talking about. The sms came from 95559 .. that was never questioned, but we could have phoned the bank that night. and YES! After being accused of not paying, showing proof, being surrounded by 5 or 6 staff (intimidation?) and then having the police called on me, I used a few choice words. I also felt very threatened by being surrounded by a group of staff members! too bad. But this is also why I was in no hurry to return when I had proof I was right. see below E) Possible i suppose, But why would I then give the police my passport and address? Then go on this web site? I would disappear. FYI: I have been in Hangzhou three weeks. I had never even heard of VY. On Sunday morning, I posted here asking who might have the game on. I was told VY. phoned VY around noon to ensure they had the game on TV. Then I posted on here asking people to go, I phoned the few people I know asking them to go there. (two others did) I gave out Canadian flags to people (and one Swedish flag to my friend because Canadians are fair). F) I even get sms for the occasional 2 RMB charges -and I agree, they can be annoying ... but I set this up with both banks i deal with for my protection. ANYONE can set this up as far as I know.. G) Why would I go there when I do not feel safe going there. I was going to go with the police for my protection, but decided not to. In my old age, i try to avoid situations which could cause confrontations. Besides, What do I need to bring? Would I need to go to the bank, get the bank to print a statement, put a red stamp on it, Then go to VY ... maybe I will still be called a fraud? Maybe Wade still does not believe the proof? and why? I paid the bill. I have nothing to prove. Wade knows how to contact me. He can ask for a statement to take to his bank. He did not. He only ask I pay. In the end, it is his money. If he wants to donate to the money to his bank, he can. Personally, I think banks have enough money and If it were me, I would ask Wade to help me, even if I had to buy him beer and food for his time. Why? because I work hard for my money and I am not going to make charitable donations to the banks. H) no comment. nothing to do with me I) Perhaps it is not Wade or VY they are angry at, but that they have been screwed by some business (or bank) at some time, and Wade is only the victim of their prior anger. Maybe they respect that I am willing to fight back, to post my bank statement and take a stand. How many people reading this thread would do what I did. I am in a new city in a foreign land. I do not speak the language. I had a vague idea where I was. I can not even say my address in Chinese. I do not know the laws. I only know my bank SMS told me I paid. And I believe that right will always win in the long run. Who would take a stand when 5 or 6 staff are surrounding you, intimidating you, then wait for the police. Many foreigners would have just paid 370 again just to stay out of trouble. Maybe I touched a nerve in a few people, and they fell sympathy because they think I am crazy, or had something happen to them before, or they like the "little guy", the underdog. Reality is I did not win. I paid my bill - but no more. If what @Sainthood claims Wade told him said is correct, and Wade did not get paid, then Wade lost and the Bank won. Would Wade admit he got paid if he did? Could the money go into his account as a lump sum with other payments and he might not see this payment? I have no idea. J) Great. I can stay in China? That is what I want. I love China. No more worrying about visa renewals. But the Canadian Government would jump to my aid if i were in Jail, and since the proof I paid is there, that would be trouble for someone. Then what? ( PS i have never been to Thailand. From what I hear, not my style.)
  44. 4 points
  45. 4 points
    I think you're shirking your responsibilities if you think that the person who posts a link here is responsible for linking HZExpat - that's your job to advertise on other sites, not the members posting on here!
  46. 4 points
    just fyi, you don't communicate in American or Canadian. Both of those are still English
  47. 4 points
    Yeah, you got me. I knew that before, paying to touch boobs ( even people I knew).......... Until now, I can't understand how they have hormone to do that.
  48. 4 points
    ]Yeah...agreed. Here 2 foreigners (Chinese citizen) touching boobs in Thailand
  49. 4 points
    Hi, I'm new, I was searching for dog shelters in hangzhou online when I discovered this forum. Basically a group of us were hiking out on the suburbs yesterday and on the way back we found a little Pup stranded at the side of a busy road. He was filthy and shivering cold, we stayed with him for a while to see if he had an owner but after a while he went and curled up in a bush so our friend decided to rescue him but she's never had a dog and didn't know how to care for him, so we have ended up with him. We took him home, washed, fed and watered him and now we need to find him a home. if anyone is looking for or knows of someone who is looking to adopt a dog then please let us know. He is a little beauty, a nice tan/golden mix breed mongrel. He seems to have basic training, he sits when you tell him to (in Chinese) and he woke us up this morning when he was needing out to do the toilet. I'd say he's about 4-5 months old. Failing that, if anyone knows of animal shelters or anything like that in the city, we would be greatful if you'd let us know. We can send pictures if anyone is genuinely interested. Thanks
  50. 4 points
    It's always bad in November and December because they're burning all the crop stubble and rice husks in the farms around Hangzhou at this time, which causes smoke that is particularly high in particulate matter. It's usually related to weather, though-- Nov and Dec are also the driest, dustiest months of the year. The 'clear' skies in summer are also related to weather patterns -- lots of big storms out at sea sucking all the air in that direction plus typhoons keeping the dust down