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Jun 18, 2015 23:33

Articles : webdude commented on news Most Common English Teaching Job Scams in China: What to Avoid

What's EF's reputation in China? In the U.S. it's crap. They churn host families for visiting students, and they make a lot of money doing it by having salespeople find the host families and teachers who don't know what the families have been promised by the salespeople. Some people like it and keep signing up, but ... Full Comment>>

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Jun 18, 2015 23:14

Articles : webdude commented on news Most Common English Teaching Job Scams in China: What to Avoid

Hadn't heard of that website; thanks for the tip! Full Comment>>

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Jun 14, 2015 00:10

Articles : webdude commented on news Actually Useful Language Guides: How to Curse in Chinese

SHABI The word has so many meanings, its meaning in any situation depends on who, what and where. Around here it usually refers either to a prostitute or to a dumbass. Full Comment>>

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Jun 14, 2015 00:09

Articles : webdude commented on news Actually Useful Language Guides: How to Curse in Chinese

LAOWAI Gui Lao seems to be far more prevalent in the south; I've only heard it a few times in Dongbei. I've heard "laowai" so many times, in reference to me, that I can easily tell the difference between a descriptive term and a pejorative or derogatory comment, even without knowing much Chinese. ANY word can be ... Full Comment>>

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Jun 13, 2015 23:58

Articles : webdude commented on news Summer Blockbusters: 8 Must-See Movies Coming to China

I'm out of the entertainment loop, but happened to see a bootleg dealer a couple of days ago and bought several of these DVDs, including Mad Max. I've bought DVDs from the same dealer a few times in the past, and all have been of decent quality. So much for Hollywood security, and for IP. Full Comment>>

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Dec 20, 2014 17:49

Articles : webdude commented on news An Anxious Beijing to Departing Expats: “Please Stay, Guests from Far Away.”

No one mentioned censorship. In contrast to what XJP said he'd do, censorship has markedly increased. Accessing the net is a bigger and bigger PITA. When I'm trying to get information from regular, reputable websites in order to do my job, and am blocked by ridiculous, increasing censorship, I get PO'd. Add to that ... Full Comment>>

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Dec 20, 2014 17:38

Articles : webdude commented on news An Anxious Beijing to Departing Expats: “Please Stay, Guests from Far Away.”

Okay, back to the Romans. Ever bothered to look at the word "Mediterranean"? Med = middle Terra = Earth The Romans thought they were the center of the world; at the time, from their point of view and their knowledge of the world, the term made sense. Full Comment>>

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Dec 20, 2014 17:33

Articles : webdude commented on news An Anxious Beijing to Departing Expats: “Please Stay, Guests from Far Away.”

I've heard "laowai" used toward me as a term of respect, but also in a way similar to "that _____ (white, black, whatever is used to mark a person as different) guy." Used in that way, I don't appreciate the term. Would you say "Hey black guy, how are you?" Full Comment>>

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Dec 20, 2014 17:28

Articles : webdude commented on news An Anxious Beijing to Departing Expats: “Please Stay, Guests from Far Away.”

You mean it's not "q"? :) Full Comment>>

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Dec 20, 2014 17:25

Articles : webdude commented on news An Anxious Beijing to Departing Expats: “Please Stay, Guests from Far Away.”

Excellent points. I've had many of the same experiences. One more: the system isn't letting me upvote you, which is all-too-typical. Many simple things often don't work as they should. Full Comment>>

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Dec 20, 2014 17:12

Articles : webdude commented on news An Anxious Beijing to Departing Expats: “Please Stay, Guests from Far Away.”

Romans, not "every white native Europeans [sic]" used "barbarian", meaning "hairy person", to describe non-Romans. Compared to Asians, most Europeans are barbarians, in the original sense of the word. Full Comment>>

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Sep 16, 2014 21:34

Around China : webdude commented on news Females Use Teachers Day and Art to Demand Teacher-Student Love Ban

Do any readers know the current laws in China? From what I've read, the age of consent varies by province, and may vary by counties or other areas within a province. Generally, the lowest age was 12, but reports indicate the age in most, if not all places, has been raised. In major cities such as SH and BJ, I'd ... Full Comment>>

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Jun 21, 2014 20:56

Around China : webdude commented on news Over 300 Chinese People Have Purchased Tickets to Space on Taobao

Depends on what definition you use. To lift one kg to the ISS is much more expensive. It seems the Dutch are planning to just give the customers a taste of what space would be like, rather than a full experience. Minimal training, generic rather than custom suits, no tubes up the wazoo... Just enough to watch some ... Full Comment>>

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Jun 21, 2014 20:47

Around China : webdude commented on news Sichuan Restaurant Hires World Cup Delivery Girls Based on Their Bra Size

Could be a lot worse. Imagine if Ms. Guo had chosen men for their bra size! Full Comment>>

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Feb 10, 2014 02:30

Around China : webdude commented on news Li Na Begrudgingly Accepts 800,000 RMB

Wuhan is a good place to be FROM; how bad is the place where you are to make Wuhan a place to move TO? Yet some people - about 10 million or so - seem to like it enough not to have left. Wuhan is the most populous city in central-east China - big whoop. The U.S. has a lot of "fly-over" states. I've only been through ... Full Comment>>

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Jan 18, 2014 01:48

Blogs : webdude commented on hadleyj09 's blog 5 Things I Have Learned In China

Pretty good blog post and some excellent responses. Regarding your comment about Chinese being the best drivers, I wondered what you were smoking until I saw you're in Daqing. In Beijing, car drivers regularly play chicken with each other and care almost nothing about pedestrians, bikers watch out for cars but care ... Full Comment>>

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Jan 18, 2014 01:13

Around China : webdude commented on news Man Finds Hair in Food, Sentenced to 10 Months In Prison

Your conclusion is incorrect. If you find a hair or other problem significant to a reasonable person, you should complain. Mr. Zhao's crime was threatening to cause damage if his demands weren't met. On the facts you've cited, a conviction was proper. If Mr. Zhao had simply stated that he would write reviews about ... Full Comment>>

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Jan 06, 2014 00:23

Around China : webdude commented on news Police Beat Man Suspected of Paying for Sex, Was Actually With His Wife

Suing the government is difficult in any country; suing the police, even more so. Suing the police in a police state? Good luck with that. Even if you win, it probably won't be much, and the aftermath may make you wish you'd lost. It's very likely a lose-lose proposition. The only reason you hear about big paydays ... Full Comment>>

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Jan 03, 2014 00:43

Around China : webdude commented on news Jilin to Ban Bras During Gaokao Exams

What's next - a ban on eyeglasses, because they might be a Chinese version of Google glass? A ban on any garment with more than one color, because answers might be incorporated into color patterns? A ban on shoes, socks, underwear and belts, because who knows what answers could be hidden there? This begs for some ... Full Comment>>

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Jan 03, 2014 00:20

Around China : webdude commented on news Female With PhD Goes on 19 Dates, All the Men Are Put Off by Her Accompanying Mother

The article didn't say who she was dating - westerners or Chinese? If the former, NFW. I don't know of any western culture where a grown woman bringing her mother along on a first date wouldn't be an immediate relationship-killer. What if it was a relationship coach? Same answer. How about a friend? If for moral ... Full Comment>>

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Mar 01, 2013 16:31

Blogs : webdude commented on easyrider 's blog Easyrider’s guide to Passable Chinese Beer

I'd put Tsingtao behind Pearl River. I prefer heavy beers - stouts, ales and porters; to me, lagers are glorified water. I've only found the latter in China. Of those, YANGIJNG beats the heck out of Tsingtao, which I regard as the Chinese Budweiser - and about as tasty (not) as Bud. HARBIN, like Tsingtao, is near ... Full Comment>>

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