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Archive for October, 2008

Getting a Job Posted by on Oct 28, 2008

Hello readers! As you may or may not know, one of my involvements here in the tumultuous worldwide economy is finding a job here in China- a process known by no other name than 就业 (starting a job).  If you find yourself in a position where you have 失业(lost one’s job/become unemployed), you must work…

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Service Phrases One Is Likely to Encounter Whilst in China Posted by on Oct 24, 2008

First of all, an apology for the late entry.  I got food poisoning.  Most people are wary of getting food from street vendors, but that doesn’t take street credibility into account.  If people get sick from your food and you’re a vendor on the street, you’ll get run out of dodge before you know it. …

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Renting in China Part 1 Posted by on Oct 16, 2008

Unless you’ve come to China to 定居(settle down), you’re likely going to be spending money to 租房(rent a house).  Here are some helpful tips to know when you go with a realtor who’s trying to move a property.  If you’re living by yourself, you’ll likely live in an 一居室(single) apartment.  If you’re a fancier type,…

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Macau – Lemonade out of Lemons Posted by on Oct 13, 2008

Whilst in Hong Kong, I went with a friend of mine to 澳门 (Macau). We went to the Sands and Venetian casinos. They had 二十一点(blackjack), 百家乐(baccarat), roulette, and others. I stuck to 二十一点 while my friend played the 老虎机(slots). I changed 500 港币 (hong kong dollars) into 筹码(chips) and hit the table. The lowest bet…

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Visa Fun! Posted by on Oct 9, 2008

Greetings readers! I have just come back from 香港(Hong Kong) because of an issue with my 签证(visa). A multi-entry visa will let you 多次入境, but only for 60 days at a time. I went to the 出入境管理局(border entry-exit administration) at Andingmen, where I found that they could not effectively 延(extend) my visa because I didn’t…

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