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Mr. Zheng

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Mr. Zheng last won the day on October 17 2017

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  1. Something that annoys me in China concerning the supermarket. You buy two or three bags for home. I do, I use them as garbage bags. Aushan Supermarket has the best bags. I want to steal,a whole lot of them. Lianhua isn't not too bad. But you buy the bags, lay the bags down on the counter, then start ringing your stuff and putting said items on top of the bags. Not IN THE BAGS. When I go marketing, I spend a few hundred RMB for a week worth and I buy a lot of stuff, and it annoys the shit out of me that they are so lazy they won't open a bag and put my shit in it! I am temporarily in Jiaxing and went to an Aushan store here (and a Walmart) and it's the same. Chinese don't shop the same as Americans. Usually buy enough crap for a day or two and then back to the store. Sort of a form of entertainment I guess. It's easier for them to have a few items, sack and leave, but again it sucks when you have a cart's wor and you have to sack, when it should be their job. While on the subject of supermarkets, the guy who invented that farking lock thing on the cart which requires an RMB coin to unlock the cart really deserves to be beaten to an inch of his life, with an elephant brought in to drown the guy in its shit. Damn those things. Forget to bring a coin half the time. These is why God made flunkies to pick up carts. I use to go to parking lots back home with my car and push shopping carts through empty parking lots, up to 100 km/h and then watch them zing off to a new demension. That was oddly fun to me. Shopping carts are indestructible. Just ask Bubbles.
  2. Is there anywhere where one can get a bong? I don't want to smoke some cherry bullshit. I want to smoke the boogie woogie. You know it, I know it, the naked man running down the street juggling his testicles knows it., So what it is?
  3. Western Style Mattress!

    I also want to know where to get a mattress. I am staying in a place that has a hard bed, and this thing is hard, as hard as sleeping on the floor. The mattresses in jail are softer than this, exactly the same bed I had in my other apartment. Why the hell do Chinese sleep on these? To Ms. Oldham, how much did you pay for your mattress and where did you get it? I already dislike this new place and having a comfortable bed will go a long ways for my health and well being.
  4. Sesame street English needs english teachers

    There is a branch of this franchise on WenYi Road. Seseme Street is a famous young children's television program which teaches letters, numbers, moral and early childhood lessons. I learned to count to ten in Spanish from this show. Should just sit the little kids in front of the TV and let them watch the show and do lessons from that point. The show has been on since 1969, so almost fifty years of shows. Great characters, Cookie Monster, Big Bird, Grover, Snuffleupugus, Oscar the Grouch, and especially Kermit the Frog. How much is a franchise?
  5. 8 hours teaching a week with two days off? So work an hour and a half a day? That makes no sense.
  6. rapport of authentification

    The American embassy does not provide this service. My new teaching company told me that I must have an authenticated diploma however. I am hoping the service I am using will work. This is also for a renewal.
  7. What is required for new work visa?

    Who else is going through the renewal of work permit process? Bump.
  8. That is the question to the people who run this board. Can you cut out the snowflakes?
  9. Travel to India

    India would be interesting to fascinating, but it takes more than one trip to see this massive country. I would like to go to Goa on the Indian Ocean, then up to New Dehli and then to Sikkim which is between Nepal and Bhutan. India is supposedly DIRTY. Like disgustingly dirty. You may say, well, I live in China! How bad can it be? I opine that a lot of India is much more dirtier and disgusting than anything in China. This would be my problem there. But yeah, if I had unlimited resources, I would like to do India for a month, maybe, but again the gross factor would be a factor. Sort of a shame we cannot go back in time in a time machine and see India and China before overpopulation and industrialization. I am not sure I would like a country where people are disgustingly impoverished where people shit in the street without plumbing. Believe it or not, China has their (pardon the pun) shit together much more than India. Bit still. Would like to go, if nothing else to see sexy young brown women and smoke hash.
  10. 娃哈哈 (Wahaha) opened a school? Is the Sacred Holy Water 冰红茶 sold there? Why does a soda pop, water and junk food factory open a school? Being that this is China, it shouldn't surprise me. I want to teach there. Will work for money and cases of Binger. Can one buy stocks in this company?
  11. Degree Authentication required?

    I went through the process of the authentication last week and will get the results around the first week of June, at the office on GuCui Road (see map above). The form is somewhat of a pain, and it does require someone who knows how to speak the language. Even then, it was confusing in places. However, when you go there, they know why you are there and are helpful to you (was thinking going in there that I was going to get a bunch of blank stares and no help, which usually happens here). You do keep the original certificate(s). They send your stuff to Beijing. I asked, how will they know if the document is a true one? Answer, "We just ask them." Ok. So this is an option if nothing else, perhaps.
  12. Looking for a job

    Burundi? Do you know Rod and Kana? I think there is more people from Burundi in Hangzhou than Burundi. Hangzhou might be safer, but Bujumbura is more fun!
  13. What is required for new work visa?

    Hello, I am in the process of changing my employer from a college in Xiasha to a private education company. I realize the regulations have changed from April, and I was wondering if any of you have any information on new documentation required for renewal of work permit. I was told today (4/26) from the new employer that I need a criminal background check and my University diploma notarized. If I need this, I will have to go home. They stated I can go to Beijing to authenticate the documents in Beijing at the American embassy. I know for a fact reading their website that the embassy does not authenticate educational certificates. The Criminal Background check she told me I can do online. Huh? But again, it would have to be authenticated, and again, the embassy of my country won't do this. The Criminal Background Check has been in place since 2013. I just renewed (and in two different colleges in Xiasha) and did not have to provide this, which makes me wonder if they are going to make people who came after 2013 to get another CBC. Dunno. But the Zhejiang Foreign Expert Bureau told me last week that these documents are not required. But there is also a Hangzhou Foreign Expert Bureau. I was always under the impression that Zhejiang FEB were in charge of inspecting the paperwork. So I asked the lady who hired me where she got the information and was told it was from the "China Foreign Expert Bureau" which as far as I know doesn't exist. So to ask, what is everyone's experience now with this and what word has your employer given to you on this? It is really annoying because I cannot get a clear answer on this. So what are your experience now?
  14. Visa change Student to Working

    My understanding is that after 2013, someone in your situation would have to go back to your home country and apply there with the Chinese embassy closest to your home. I do not think Hong Kong is a viable option anymore. My suggestion to you is to call the Foreign Expert Bureau (FEB) and ask them. You also need to ask them exactly what you need when you return. One big and infuriating problem here is that you might hear several different things from people in authority, and frankly in your position I again, would call the FEB, since they are the final authority in this. Don't entirely trust the word of the school you want to work for. Not that they are lying or anything, it is just they don't know and are too lazy to find out. Chinese New Years is on January 28th, which is a three day public holiday, so probably if you deal with either your country or HK, you should be able to do your business after the three days.