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tigertiger

Nov 14, 2013 19:29

Around China : tigertiger commented on news What a Catch! Gigantic Fish Sold to Guangdong Restaurant

Mmm, week old fish, delish. Full Comment>>

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Nov 05, 2013 21:10

Blogs : tigertiger commented on PolarBearMan 's blog Shenzhen’s New Good Samaritan Law

The article says, "This month two teenage boys who tried to rescue two girls from drowning were pressured to pay 50,000 yuan each to the girls’ families for failing to save them.". If the boys had done nothing, the girls will have died anyway, the boys were not at fault. The money will not bring the girls back. ... Full Comment>>

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Nov 01, 2013 13:23

Blogs : tigertiger commented on Sinobear 's blog An Open Letter to China Telecom/Unicom/Mobile

if ever you fill in compulsory survey to register, put age as 70+, income the lowest bracket they have, occupations retired.That would put you in a demographic that no-one advertises for. And no counter assistant will challenge you answers or change them. They have done their bit in forcing you to fill it in. Full Comment>>

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Aug 07, 2013 19:34

Articles : tigertiger commented on news Sun, Sea and Surgery: Could China Become a Major Medical Destination?

There is a big difference between dentistry and surgery (non-dental). I have had dental done, but only in top hospitals. I was advised by a top Chinese cardiologist to NOT have my heart surgery done here. Full Comment>>

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Aug 03, 2013 08:59

Articles : tigertiger commented on news Flight Delays in China: Useful & Mindboggling Facts, Stats and Tips

Lie to people? That is new (not). Full Comment>>

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Aug 03, 2013 08:53

Around China : tigertiger commented on news Foshan Workers Made to Walk Around in Underwear Among Other Face-Losing Punishments

they chose one of the other punishments. Full Comment>>

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Aug 01, 2013 19:47

Blogs : tigertiger commented on Moonlake 's blog Shaving Baby’s Hair Off in China: A Baffling Custom

Some people say superstitious, but there are also a lot of old wives tales (like the hair will grow back stronger). The support most cultures. I can still remember the crap I was taught as a kid back in England. Full Comment>>

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Jul 31, 2013 17:32

Around China : tigertiger commented on news Who Needs BBQs? Pork Becomes 80% Cooked After 10 Mins on Shanghai Streets

Use black marble, and turn it over. Full Comment>>

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Jul 30, 2013 12:40

Around China : tigertiger commented on news Jaywalkers in Shanghai Now Subject to Demeaning Podium Punishment

I would rather pay 10rmb = 10rmb is not really punishment. Full Comment>>

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Jul 28, 2013 00:31

Articles : tigertiger commented on news How to Get a Motorbike License in China

I have a car license in China and drive. I road motorbikes in UK for many years, in major cities, but I would not ride a bike here (too damn scary). BTW, it is the International Drivers Permit (not license). Ref the upto 15 days jail. This happened to one of our Canadian staff. He got 10 days jail (not court case) ... Full Comment>>

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Jul 26, 2013 23:28

Blogs : tigertiger commented on Moonlake 's blog When One Partner Wants to Stay in China and the Other Doesn’t

In a cross cultural marriage, you really can feel in a unique position. In reality, this is not just a multi-cultural marriage issue. All marriages have these life style choice issues. In some places like the USA/Australia/Canada the distance thing can be just as real as living in two countries. The househusband ... Full Comment>>

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Jul 26, 2013 09:11

Around China : tigertiger commented on news New Sept 1 Visa Rules Highlight Illegal Residence Situations

I understand the annoyance at people who abuse the system, and that may make it harder for those of us obeying the rules. I was told by a guvment guy that the last time they clamped down on enforcement of existing regs (2008), there was a major increase in tax revenues from foreigners. And again, the article is ... Full Comment>>

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Jul 25, 2013 16:06

(Beijing) In Pulse : tigertiger commented on news Massive Fire Broke Out at Shuangjing Carrefour; No Injuries Reported

It spread over 70 meters, the size of a small apartment was damaged then. Flames were 2m high, about the height of a camp fire. Full Comment>>

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Jul 24, 2013 21:10

(Beijing) In Pulse : tigertiger commented on news Massive Fire Broke Out at Shuangjing Carrefour; No Injuries Reported

That is not a 'massive fire' and the store did not 'burst into flames'. Come on ecc you can do better. Full Comment>>

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Jul 24, 2013 08:16

(Shanghai) In Pulse : tigertiger commented on news Shanghai Airports Tighten Security Checks After Beijing Bomb Incident

I remember when they did this sort of knee jerk reaction before. I was at hongqiao on the first day. Many people missed their flights. Full Comment>>

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Jul 24, 2013 08:09

Around China : tigertiger commented on news New Sept 1 Visa Rules Highlight Illegal Residence Situations

Actually it is getting easier in many ways, see here lawandborder.com/?p=2707#more-2707. There are new classes of visa, including a spousal visa that will allow you to work. Students visa holders will also allow you to work (with some restrictions), and there is a new long term student visa. The new regs seem to be ... Full Comment>>

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Jul 24, 2013 07:58

Around China : tigertiger commented on news Geese Police: Feathered Friends Help Patrol the Streets in Xinjiang

Reminds me of a scene from the movie Midnight Express. The prisoner is told about the 'guard turkeys'. 'They don't go to sleep, they make a lot of noise and the don't get raped'. Full Comment>>

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Jul 24, 2013 07:54

Articles : tigertiger commented on news From Miners to Manufacturers: China’s Most Dangerous Jobs

conclusions. Any work in China can shorten your life expectancy and quality of life through unnecessary risks and/or stress. Full Comment>>

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Jul 15, 2013 10:02

Around China : tigertiger commented on news Is there Any Limit to Taobao’s Wackiness? Nanjing Writer Sells Life Stories for 1 RMB

If she put all her stories into one document, and had a few samples for people to read free, then people may actually pay 1rmb for all of them. A bargain, and perhaps will get a few more paying downloaders, rather than the usual freeloaders (TIC). Full Comment>>

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Jul 14, 2013 20:59

Around China : tigertiger commented on news Pair Keep Marriage a Secret for 3 Years, Then Find Out They May Be Cousins

His uncles child? Cousin. Full Comment>>

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Jul 14, 2013 20:56

Around China : tigertiger commented on news Woman’s 5-Language Baozi Stand Becomes a Sensation

This woman deserves every success. It is nice to see the customer being considered, and nice to see a vendor think out of the box and use initiative. Full Comment>>

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Jul 12, 2013 12:18

Around China : tigertiger commented on news Netizens Joke Wendi Deng Left Murdoch for Putin

Wendi, soon to be world's hottest billionaire. Full Comment>>

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Jul 12, 2013 09:59

Around China : tigertiger commented on news Shanghai Husbands “Most Henpecked in China”

I had a shanghainese middle aged female student who told me that Shanghai men make the best husbands. To which I replied, 'You would say that, wouldn't you, you're Shanghainese.' To which she replied, 'Oh no! Shanghai women make the worst wives'. In Shanghai it is often the women who are running the small ... Full Comment>>

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Jul 11, 2013 21:40

Around China : tigertiger commented on news Culture Clash? German Hotel Warns Guests About Behavior of Chinese

Even back home, I avoid certain places at certain times of day. Sometimes to avoid noisy kids, other times to avoid queues of dawdling pensioners. No difference. Full Comment>>

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Jul 11, 2013 10:19

Blogs : tigertiger commented on Bumblebee 's blog My Favorite “Cheesified” Chinese Recipes

Sounds like a great fusion. Full Comment>>

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