Jane Oldham

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  1. Question about resident permit for student

    Hi Kiti, you just need to take a photocopy along with your passport for them to keep. This site has years of information , so the search function is really useful. This thread may be of interest:
  2. Maids in Hangzhou?

    What a treasure, FionnFionn! If I could get someone who's half as good, I'd be happy.
  3. Maids in Hangzhou?

    I call it doing a "Chinese clean" ... Dusting and mopping only the areas that people touch and not into the corners, using dirty cloths to smear the grime around ... A broker helped me find my room so it's probably best for me to advertise within the community and try to train whoever responds.
  4. Urgent! Samsung phone needed

    OK! Update: The Gaoxin Computer Market appears to have been replaced by an Ibis Hotel. There is another multi level computer market at 259 Wenshan Rd , just a few doors from the old place. It's called Ego and appears to connect at the back to another , larger building of the same name that fronts onto another street at 90 degrees. These buildings also have booths that sell computer parts, camera gear and mobile phones. As far as phones go, Apple reigns supreme with some sellers also stocking new and used Samsung, Huwei, Nokia and other (probably local) brands as well as accessories and a couple of repair places. As it happens, I lucked upon a very helpful guy at the Samsung Repair centre at 242 Wenshan Rd (corner of X Street) who asked me a few questions, fiddled with some settings for a couple of minutes and fixed my phone for free, without asking for documentation etc! He told me the phone itself is in good condition and should will and truly last until I get to S Korea.
  5. Urgent! Samsung phone needed

    Thanks, Guys ... I'm supposed to be hiking today but if that falls over I've resolved to go buy a new one immediately rather than to mess around with a potentially lame second hand one. The conversation from 2015 really was informative; I now know to ask for an unlocked, international 4G phone right up front that will also work with my current plan. Also being aware that it will come loaded with all the latest & greatest regulation malware/spyware at no extra expense was weird but important to know. The friend I'll be visiting in Busan is a communications guru so I'll be hoping that he can clean it up and re-install a 'you know what' so I can have 21st century information. Cheers, jane
  6. Urgent! Samsung phone needed

    Doh! Just found this:
  7. Urgent! Samsung phone needed

    Hi Everyone! Does anyone have, or know where I can buy an 'OK' second hand Samsung Note or similar? My Samsung Note 3 died today and I need a temporary replacement for 2 months. In late October I'm doing a Visa run to see a friend in Busan so was planning on buying a new Note 8 etc then. So, really it doesn't need to be fantastic but it does need to be useable for at least another 8 weeks. Also, since I'm on a tourist visa I don't have a Chinese bank account, so no Alipay or Weechat wallet though my housemate would probably help if I asked her to. Cheers, jane
  8. Looking a girl in Hangzhou

    I'm with hzCutetoy ...
  9. tutor/teacher for chinese

    Possibly not useful, but I can highly recommend my Skype tutor. She's helped a number of students in various parts of the world through the HSK system from que? to 6. (I'm just finishing HSK2 work myself)
  10. Hello, I am Lilyana

    Welcome & thank you, Lilyana Someone was looking fir a DJ the other day ... Ill try to put you in touch
  11. Fan & winter quilt

    Thanks, everyone ... I now have both!
  12. Fan & winter quilt

    Does anyone have a fan in reasonable condition they'd like to sell? I only need it for a couple of months. A pedestal or desk fan are equally good. Since I'm posting anyway, I may as well ask if anyone has a winter quilt they won't need? ... *Winter is coming*
  13. Fan & winter quilt

    Does anyone have a fan in reasonable condition they'd like to sell? I only need it for a couple of months. A pedestal or desk fan are equally good. Since I'm posting anyway, I may as well ask if anyone has a winter quilt they won't need? ... *Winter is coming*
  14. "Hangzhou is beautiful.." why?

    There's a reason why the PR & Marketing.industries rake in billions a year ... because it works. Hz simply has a few hundred years jump on Colgate Palmolive on building its brand. Last year a friend visited Lake Como and I was surprised to find that his (non professional) photos showed that the lake itself wasn't really any nicer than Lake Maquarie where I grew up. The biggest difference is the 'glamour factor' ... Thank God, Lake Maquarie's is almost zero!
  15. Scenic hikes in and around Hangzhou for fun and exercise.

    Thanks for this thread - it's full of valuable information!