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  1. Hungry_Hippo

    Last 2 months in HZ - how to make the best of it?

    Thanks for the advice, guys :) life is a funny thing - just when I thought I was done with China, I got a job offer that is just too good not to take... I hope to sort out my life in the following months and start fresh :) or just fuck off to London :D :D either way it will be an improvement for sure. I can't really travel around much due to my crazy work schedule (6 days a week). Nor am I really that keen to travel - it's the same shit only in different shades...
  2. Stayed here for over a year now. I am almost certain I'm gonna leave Hangzhou in September, maybe sooner. Looking to make the best of my remaining time here. If you got any tips on things to try out - leave a comment or send me a PM. It is really appreciated :) Recently I've come to a horrid realization that I've wasted my time here. Hearing about other people's stories and their experiences in China, I see that I've been doing it REAAAAAAALLY wrong by just focusing on my shitty work... Haven't partied, haven't tried things, haven't met that many people. Getting screwed over quite a few times didn't help either... I feel like it's too late to do those things now. Anyways, gonna try to squeeze the most out of my remaining time here :) What is worth getting here? electronics? still need to get that tailored suit.
  3. Hungry_Hippo

    Girls sports

    I think she left for Shanghai back in January...
  4. Hungry_Hippo

    The World Cup bullshit.

    Went to Mojito yesterday - they showed the opening ceremony and the game muted. Music was blasting and people were having a great time. FIFA WC will bring more people to sports bars. Most places won't be affected, maybe a bigger turn out... Or do you prefer to drink alone?
  5. Hungry_Hippo

    We want you !

    what passes as a high end salary these days in HZ?
  6. Hungry_Hippo

    Price of Renting Apartment

    Not too good, mate. Not too good indeed. I think I got 1-2 months in me left, although I get paid Friday and just want to bounce... I think I'll start a thread on that topic - how to make best of my remaining time here... Still want to get that tailored suit though :D :D :D
  7. Hungry_Hippo

    Ben Patterson

    Add pictures, mate.
  8. Hungry_Hippo

    Teacher from Wales moving in August

    Be careful - schools sign long-term rental agreements. They might ask you to cover the costs if you move out or to find someone to take your place...
  9. Hungry_Hippo

    Price of Renting Apartment

    Very reasonable estimate. I live in the city center (WL cultural sq) and it's 2 beds - 4400. And that's a good deal actually. It's been renovated but a very old building... 4200+ is a really good point of reference.
  10. Hungry_Hippo

    English teachers needed

    Oh, wow - salt on a wound? My bad. Yeah, will do, buddy. Really happy narrow minded and short-sighted assholes like you are here to stay. Hope they send more people like you to China, where losers can feel "special" and "successful". Sorry to break it to you - but you're a freaking cuck.
  11. Hungry_Hippo

    English teachers needed

    are you seriously trying to justify this bullshit? Just because it's common in China, that doesn't mean racism is okay. That's what staying in China does to you - become a spineless degenerate...
  12. Hungry_Hippo

    To Hangzhou Expat, delete old posts.

    agree with keaventh. If you start deleting old post, useful information will be lost. This forum is already on life support - if you delete old posts, it will look like a ghost town. also, Zheng - just be straight and say you want to be a moderator, instead of creating a non-existing problem and "offering" to solve it.
  13. Hello, Just thought I would leave this info here about my friend's beauty salon. It's called t-mei beauty salon . The beauty salon is based on the 7th floor, 1st building of GuoDu Development Plaza, No 182, Chao Hui Road, Hangzhou. Nearest metro station is West Lake Cultural Square (about 200 meters away). The main hairdresser is called Julia - has been working in the industry for nearly a decade, worked in London for some time, won a bunch of awards. She is a local, but speaks English. They do haircuts, style and color hair, do hair-nourishment, makeup, manicures, eye-lashes... They also have a pool table and serve some really good coffee, too :) If you find yourself in need of a good hairdresser, t-mei beauty salon is an excellent choice and I hope you visit them soon :) Phone number: 13208005020
  14. Hungry_Hippo

    Incoming from Australia

    pretty much "Chinese culture" in a nutshell - opportunistic assholes doing their thing... lol, jaded :D is that what they call realists these days? It was a little thing called Cultural Revolution - someone with a major in Chinese culture should have heard about that... Good coffee is overpriced significantly.
  15. Hungry_Hippo

    Need a foreign psychologist

    If it's a serious issue - I'd follow san's advice and head to SH. Another option would be online sessions via skype chat. Keep your head up. One of my favorite quotes when it gets rough : "This too shall pass. It might pass like a kidney stone, but it will pass."