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  1. Store with cameras

    I personally hate haggling with a passion. I do not like when I am looking at products like electronics and there is no prices on them, which makes me talk to the salesperson, and getting the run around of what the prices are. Also, I want to hit a salesperson I'm the mouth of they ask me how much I am willing to pay for something. I don't know. I am not the salesman. Buying a car would be maddening. Buying stuff online is weird also, and having to wait for the package to arrive at your door. Since I don't want my product stolen, I want to be at the door when it arrives.
  2. Do the local ones here eat snakes?

    Yes they do. Snake was served at my wedding reception in Jinhua. There is also something called "snake liquor" in English, which is literally a snake in a bottle of homemade Chinese liquor. I drank some many years ago when I first came here. If you are a drunk or like liquor (as in a party, gathering, not a stumbling alcoholic), try the homemade Chinese alcohol. So yes, snake is a thing. Where to get snake, couldn't tell you.
  3. Bars in Xiasha

    I lived in Xiasha last year for a year and despite what I thought, liked it there, except for the distance from the city. I did Mojitos a few times. The bar is OK, has a pool table. It is a place that could be good but it isn't. The bartenders were ridiculous. You ask them for a beer in the cooler behind them, they tell someone else, then that someone else rudely demands payment before they even get to the cooler for the beer, and if they have to make change will make change before they get the beer out of the cooler. Sort of goes back to again of how lazy and rude these Chinese service workers are. Then of course they have to play music VERY VERY LOUD. LOUD. Their food is complete ass too. I had two things from there at two different times, a chicken fajita type thing with greasy vegetables chicken with no flavor at all. I could have made something better at home drunk. The second was a hamburger, and it was so nasty (and the fries cold) that I gave it back to them and wanted my money back (and it was only something like 20 RMB). it sort of goes with my advice, don't eat "foreigner food" in bars, because 99% of the time it will not be good and really horrible. If you got a friend you want to meet and shoot pool with or something, it is not that horrible. If you are by yourself and want to get drunk, go get yourself some alcohol (Budweiser tallboys for me) go home, cook your own food, play your own tunes and get fucked up. No monkey bartenders, no shit food, I play what I want and I already paid the bill, and I can turn the volume off.
  4. Where do you get organic veggies?

    All vegetables, fruits and even meat is organic. Even if you buy a McDonalds hamburger, its organic. The wheat to make the bread is organic, the meat of the sandwich came from an organic animal, the condiments were made from something that comes from nature. Even the person who eats the hamburger is organic. So somewhere in New Guinea, there are cannibals eating organically. Organic is merely a buzzword for people who dont understand organic and will pay four times as much for the same thing because someone calls it organic. People who have money never know what to spend it on.
  5. Do you like Chinese food?-Uh, no, it tastes like garbage and I miss real food from home..... To be fair, when I was in Korea, I was asked numerous times if I were married (I was around 32 then). They thought it was really weird that I wasn't married and extolled me to do so. I even made friends with a manager of a convenience store near my workplace and when I told him I was going to leave, he told me not to return until I was married.
  6. How do you pronounce this place? Carbon, like a carbon element? Or Car-bone? Don't burn Car-bone down again!
  7. That's the question, anything happening for Halloween this year in any bar, club or gathering? Halloween is Tuesday this year so probably that night not much is happening, but perhaps this weekend, which is the weekend before. Carbon is having a stage show with a Halloween like theme on Saturday but thats all I see. I love Halloween and want to do something fun this year, and in years past there were lots of parties. One foreign DJ who has been here a long time told me that Halloween was his biggest night. Christmas is in two months. Couldnt care less about it. Halloween is the shit!
  8. Help me. Work visa not approved

    A few months late, but the school I am working for hired a foreign soccer coach from Poland, whose English is not fluent.
  9. Anyway we can "The Little Shop Of Horrors" after your production? At least if you have an intermission play "Let's Do the Time warp Again".
  10. Recommendations for bars

    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.
  11. Full time teaching (20 hours pw) in Central Hangzhou

    Are you "Cherry School" with an older lady named "Ms. Wang" who had a place near Zhejiang University near Baochu Road?
  12. condoms

    Fisherman goes "I caught me a fish as big as my dick!" Wife "So you got a minnow eh?" (drumroll.....)
  13. Six weeks late, but stay in Kunming and Yunnan!
  14. Are foreign restaurant companies clueless? Signage in English.

    It's me again! I just find it weird that their signage is in English instead of Chinese or the local language of whatever country they are in. I wouldnt think delivering pizza would be a big thing at all with Chinese. Yes, there are delivery services for local food, but to me the people would rather eat their own local food over Papa John's Pizza, plus the expense of it. You can feed a whole family rice, meat and vegetables for the price of one pizza. Chinese see pizza as something to go out and eat, not to take back. But McDonalds delivers which I think is weird. Halloween is strange because the people don't know it, although I have seen small amounts of Halloween crap here and there.
  15. For the last few months, I have moved to a new area of town, sort of northeast Hangzhou, around Daguan, near the Aoshan Supermarket. On Monday, I really wanted some Burger King and found a store in my neighborhood on the bus route nearby, so off I went. This is a shopping area with a shopping mall and whatnot with all the regular stuff these places have, a Starbucks, the western fast food place, other joints, and a Papa John's Pizza. What I found humorous and puzzling was that there is signage over their door in English. It reads... BETTER INGREDIENTS. BETTER PIZZA DELIVERY 400.555.5555 (not the real phone number but you get it.) I went, huh? Why would they have that in English, especially in an area of town where I dare say that 98 percent of people who walk by it, if not more than 99.5 percent couldn't read what it says. Since this is CHINA and not an English speaking country. Where people like myself who are English speaking foreigners probably make up less than 0.00001 of the immediate area, if that. Seems to me that they build these outlets all over the World and all over China and no one really questions that. Here is your Papa Crap franchise and this is what we require you to put over the door. I will say if they are like Pizza Slut (or Hut) the delivery operator speaks good English, but it's idiotic to have the signage in English. Being among the Chinese as long as I have, I cannot see any of them actually wanting pizza delivered. Most are smart to figure out what the 400 number is, but still. Since it is October, unless they quit doing it now, the Pizza Hut employees will be wearing costumes for Halloween, a holiday almost none of the adults over thirty remotely know what is. Just seem like corporate policies are set in stone and do not line up with the cultures they are serving. Not to dump on how bad Papa John's pizza is (and the owner is an asshole from America), but why English when almost no one can read it, and have the slogan in Chinese? Clueless in the Hood.