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    Nantong
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    United States
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    Soccer (football), watching NHL (off to a good start, right?), experience new cultures, trying to fo

About Me

I'm a new-comer to China, I'm also looking to making the most of my time here. I want to see as much of this country as I can and I hope my fellow users can assist me. I'm a very open individual and hope to use this site as a gateway for more information on this country.
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crabbybohs870

Dec 27, 2014 21:57

Articles : crabbybohs870 commented on news Bad Luck in China: Avoid These Superstitions if You Can

It's said in ancient Chinese scrolls: "if you go to bed with itchy butt, you wake up with stinky finger" Full Comment>>

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crabbybohs870

Dec 27, 2014 21:48

Articles : crabbybohs870 commented on news Understanding China: Essential Documentaries

Where can you watch full versions of these?! Full Comment>>

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crabbybohs870

Dec 27, 2014 21:35

Articles : crabbybohs870 commented on news Language Wars: English-Speaking Chinese Person Meets Mandarin-Speaking Foreigner

Oh boy do I have their number on the flattery part, (I'm not fluent Putonghua speaker) but I have a conversation with someone (a Chinese person) and they try to use any English I ALWAYS say "Ni de yingwen bi wo de zhongwen hen hao!" I don't know if that's totally correct but man oh man do I win some brownie points! ... Full Comment>>

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crabbybohs870

Dec 27, 2014 21:01

Articles : crabbybohs870 commented on news Leaping Over the Great Firewall: Technology Life Hacks for China

Eh... so what exactly are the solutions here? Everyone knows about VPN's etc. I don't know if I have a crummy VPN or what, but I cannot for the life of me watch Netflix or NBC Sports. It could be my internet speed too... 3-5 mbps is not fast... Full Comment>>

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crabbybohs870

Dec 27, 2014 20:36

Around China : crabbybohs870 commented on news Christmas Banned in Schools amid Anti-Christmas Protests across China

Come to Jiangsu, they are allllll over the Xmas thing for the almighty dollar... ahem, Yuan. Full Comment>>

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crabbybohs870

Dec 27, 2014 20:34

Around China : crabbybohs870 commented on news Christmas Banned in Schools amid Anti-Christmas Protests across China

"Resist the expansion of Western culture"??? Ironic that I just ate my PapaJohns pizza before commenting on this post. I live in Jiangsu Province btw... It seems that in my city (Nantong) they are much more lax about the whole Christmas thing. I was encouraged to sing Christmas songs with my students (albeit without ... Full Comment>>

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crabbybohs870

Dec 24, 2014 11:01

Blogs : crabbybohs870 commented on Coffaholic 's blog The Staring Games: Chinese Child Vs. The Adult Foreigner

Riding around my city on my scooter, oh yea, this laowai gets a lot of stares. My strategy is two-fold: just like everyone else I usually just smile and say "ni hao" or I shoot them a quick look but with a calm demeanor and they look away. I never give people dirty looks unless they almost run me over, then the ... Full Comment>>

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crabbybohs870

Dec 24, 2014 00:45

Articles : crabbybohs870 commented on news How the Chinese Media Shapes Chinese Perception of the Outside World

I've had several different students ask me about the gun issue. "Do white people shoot black people in US?" (literally what I was asked by a 11 year old. Pretty shocking. (in regards to the Mike Brown case, for those of you that keep up with your national news, for those Americans out there btw***) Full Comment>>

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crabbybohs870

Dec 24, 2014 00:31

Articles : crabbybohs870 commented on news Coming in from the Cold: Dealing with Winter in China

Tell me I'm too late to get a train ticket to some of these warmer places you mentioned... Full Comment>>

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crabbybohs870

Dec 24, 2014 00:27

Blogs : crabbybohs870 Posted a new blog Anyone on here in Nantong?!

Friends, Romans, Ex-pats! I am trying to find fellow ex-pats that may be residing in my current city, Nantong! I am trying to meet more people and would love to meet you! I live in the Chongchuan district, basically towards the center of the city. I have my little e-scooter and can meet up wherever pending my ...

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crabbybohs870

Dec 24, 2014 00:21

Blogs : crabbybohs870 commented on hadleyj09 's blog Taxi Scams, Language Skills and Attitude

My Chinese is not so good but I always ask them "Do you think you could drive faster?" and that always seems to work :) :P Full Comment>>

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crabbybohs870

Dec 24, 2014 00:04

Blogs : crabbybohs870 commented on hadleyj09 's blog Still Being Positive in China

Damn, and I got pretty down just from not hearing birds chirp for a several days straight with the air only getting to 200AQI... I guess I shouldn't complain! They got to have an indoor gym you can workout in! That's what I did, it was really starting to mess with my mind not being able to run outside on certain ... Full Comment>>

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crabbybohs870

Dec 23, 2014 23:34

Blogs : crabbybohs870 Posted a new blog This ex-pat needs help finding a tour group or friends to go with for my Spring festival vacation! (No I'm not a creeper)

Hey guys, My name is Nick, I am a TEFL teacher at a school in Nantong, Jiangsu. It's a prefecture level city up the river from Shanghai. Like many of you (at least I assume!), you will have some time off in February. I am really keen on doing some adventuring since this will be the longest stretch of time off this ...

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