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musicjunkiealex

Sep 10, 2016 12:59

Articles : musicjunkiealex commented on news British Teen Founds SpecialName.cn to Give English Names to Chinese Newborns

I applaud what she's done, I think it's a very novel idea. However, there must be more to this story. How did she get an ICP to get a .cn domain? To do that, and all the translation required as I doubt her Chinese was good enough simply from a family holiday, she either had a lot of external help or is simply very ... Full Comment>>

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musicjunkiealex

Jul 02, 2016 12:47

Articles : musicjunkiealex commented on news Five Ways that Parents Can Hurt their Children's English Learning Development

One big problem is that parents don't create an environment where the child feels like they're not going to be judged and constantly criticised for making mistakes. They don't understand that to try and fail is better than not trying at all, and won't praise a child's effort, they're only interested in the outcome. Full Comment>>

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musicjunkiealex

Jun 01, 2016 01:18

Articles : musicjunkiealex commented on news Light a Candle: Overcoming Discrimination in China’s ESL Market

Why on earth are you willing to persevere with this? That is the question I really want answering in this article. Full Comment>>

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musicjunkiealex

Apr 20, 2016 01:39

Articles : musicjunkiealex commented on news My Most Memorable Workmates in China

Having colleagues is one of the most overrated things on this planet. It's the primary reason why I work for myself. Sitting around some communal office whilst everyone talks about how great they are despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary and boasting of all the great things they did in the past and thinking ... Full Comment>>

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musicjunkiealex

Mar 10, 2016 16:08

Articles : musicjunkiealex commented on news How to Spot Fake Imported Fruit in China

This is one area where I have absolutely no issue with the locally grown produce, the fruit here is pretty good. the only positive thing about summer is that it's lychee season, it almost makes the weather bearable. Full Comment>>

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musicjunkiealex

Mar 02, 2016 12:23

Articles : musicjunkiealex commented on news How to Become a Chinese Citizen

I really don't fancy giving up my rights to travel pretty much anywhere without restriction, right to free speech and a fair trial thank you very much, especially not so I can simply go to Xinjiang and Tibet in a more convenient manner and get some slight kudos from a citizenry that behaves in a manner zoo animals ... Full Comment>>

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musicjunkiealex

Feb 28, 2016 22:24

Articles : musicjunkiealex commented on news Take the Plunge: Everything You Need to Know about Scuba Diving in China

Diving in Hainan starts at around 600RMB per dive and goes upto around 1000RMB depending on dive site/logistics etc. Also, some of the better spots have an "Island landing fee" tax added on, which I believe is around the 140RMB mark. I was paying $75 for two dives in Bali last year, so you can see what a rip-off it is. Full Comment>>

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musicjunkiealex

Feb 27, 2016 01:25

Articles : musicjunkiealex commented on news Take the Plunge: Everything You Need to Know about Scuba Diving in China

Like most things worth doing in China, diving is ridiculously expensive by world standards and although I'm sure there are a few spots worth checking out I highly doubt it has anything close to what Indonesia and Philippines have to offer and those places are only a few hours and a cheap flight away. I have been ... Full Comment>>

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musicjunkiealex

Feb 27, 2016 01:19

Around China : musicjunkiealex commented on news Half of Americans Think China Is the World’s Largest Economy

The USA also leads the world in the number of people who think angels are real, know what I'm sayin'? Full Comment>>

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musicjunkiealex

Jan 08, 2016 13:46

Around China : musicjunkiealex commented on news Wenzhou Man Outsmarts Thief with 5,000 Won Note

The vast majority of people on this planet would have no idea how much 5000KRW is worth, they would probably know it wasn't a Euro note though! Full Comment>>

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musicjunkiealex

Jan 06, 2016 17:50

Around China : musicjunkiealex commented on news Stream Away! Netflix Plans to Launch in China in 2016

This is useless for foreigners, it'll be censored beyond belief and the government really don't want foreign shows becoming more popular so it'll be packed full of the crap soap operas that my wife watches. Full Comment>>

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musicjunkiealex

Dec 23, 2015 22:12

Around China : musicjunkiealex commented on news Sanya Says No to Spring Festival Price-Gouging

The surrounding countries also have rapid inflation during CNY because of the influx of Chinese tourists. I'm going to Myanmar at the end of January, which isn't exactly Chinese tourist central but there'll be enough there to make prices increase. Also, you are deluding yourself if you think developed countries ... Full Comment>>

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musicjunkiealex

Dec 21, 2015 05:51

Articles : musicjunkiealex commented on news Expat Stories: Being Black in China

Quite frankly I have no idea how you put up with it. The Chinese are extremely racist,and don't even question that their perception might ever be misconstrued.Blatant discrimination in the job market is rife as well. I asked a friend of mine from Georgia, USA how he managed to put up with it and he replied: "In ... Full Comment>>

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musicjunkiealex

Nov 06, 2015 14:15

Articles : musicjunkiealex commented on news Kindergarten Accuses Parents of Libel for Complaining about Russian ESL Teacher

I am very surprised that the school sided with the Russian over the whims of the parents, usually if the parents complain about anything at all they get their way. I wrote two extensive articles on perception of foreign teachers on this site and in those I said that challenging perception in China is just pissing in ... Full Comment>>

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musicjunkiealex

Oct 16, 2015 02:37

Around China : musicjunkiealex commented on news Foreigner Busted for Evading Subway Fare in Shanghai, Fined 84 Yuan

What a moron, some people really need to stop infecting the human gene pool. One of the only things that works well in China is the public transport- it's clean, efficient and dirt cheap. All that embarrassment over a couple of kuai. Full Comment>>

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musicjunkiealex

Sep 14, 2015 16:05

Articles : musicjunkiealex commented on news China's Top 10 Favorite Dog Breeds

I have a poodle/schnauzer mix, he's a perfect apartment dog as his coat doesn't shed and he doesn't need much exercise, he spends most of the time lying on the sofa. It really annoys me when I see people in Shenzhen with dogs like German Shepherds, Huskies and Alsatians which all need a lot of exercise and large ... Full Comment>>

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musicjunkiealex

Sep 10, 2015 16:14

Articles : musicjunkiealex commented on news A Teacher's Guide to Working at an International School in China

The term "International School" should only be applied to those institutions which exclusively teach the children of expats who hold a foreign passport, because that is what an International School is. They exclusively hire teachers who are qualified in the countries in which the curriculum they teach is based. Full Comment>>

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musicjunkiealex

Sep 08, 2015 22:42

Around China : musicjunkiealex commented on news Chinese Tourist Attractions Promise Not to Raise Prices

China already has the most expensive entry prices for tourist attractions on the planet, the amounts they charge to go to scenic mountains such as those in Anhui, Shaanxi and Emei Shan is ridiculous. I refuse to travel anywhere in China now because I can't stand the domestic tourists and rip-off mentality, I've just ... Full Comment>>

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musicjunkiealex

Aug 17, 2015 01:48

(Shenzhen) Features : musicjunkiealex commented on news Hummus Heaven: Turkish Restaurants in Shenzhen

I've been to all of these restaurants and quite frankly they're all rubbish, especially Mama's.The Istanbul restaurant is the only one I'd even consider going to. It's the usual tale of overpriced food, a chronic lack of döner and typical Turkish restaurant service which is bad. Got to go to the Xiaobei area of ... Full Comment>>

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musicjunkiealex

Jul 02, 2015 22:23

Articles : musicjunkiealex commented on news Epic Vacations: China’s Best Train Journeys

That trip is on my bucket list too, I would love to do it by motorcycle. Full Comment>>

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musicjunkiealex

Jul 02, 2015 22:20

Articles : musicjunkiealex commented on news Epic Vacations: China’s Best Train Journeys

I would love to do the Golmud-Lhasa trip but I refuse to go anywhere on a tour, a trip to Tibet is way to overpriced for what it is, especially when Nepal (with similar landscape) is not far away, is dirt cheap and has no ridiculous restrictions. Full Comment>>

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musicjunkiealex

May 21, 2015 00:59

Articles : musicjunkiealex commented on news Tourism in 1985: What was Traveling in China Like 30 Years Ago?

My wife has some great photos of her, her family and school friends throughout the 1990's in her hometown in Hubei. It's a real eye-opener looking at them I can tell you. Full Comment>>

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musicjunkiealex

May 19, 2015 00:32

Articles : musicjunkiealex commented on news Keeping the Language Pure: Does Mixing Chinese and English Have a Negative Impact?

Lets see this for what it is, a clear demonstration of the fact that in China there are often two completely opposing forces in effect. The country wants to be seen as more international and more outward looking but in turn is in the grip of a wave of nationalism not seen since the middle of the last century. This ... Full Comment>>

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musicjunkiealex

Apr 23, 2015 02:16

Articles : musicjunkiealex commented on news Streaming Woes: Monopoly on Mobile Data in China Keeps Prices High, Speeds Slow

Telecommunications is one of the only areas where the cut-throat competition that capitalism brings is a major benefit, it keeps quality good and prices lower. When I lived in Singapore in 2009 the internet was awful because SingTel had a monopoly on the market. It's also the reason why the banking system here is so ... Full Comment>>

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musicjunkiealex

Mar 30, 2015 01:10

Articles : musicjunkiealex commented on news 5 Important Differences Between Beijing and Shanghai Expats

I'd rather have a pineapple inserted violently into my rectum than read this again. Full Comment>>

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