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Q: Chines obsession with being on top

Why is that? Do they really believe there's nothing moar important than work work?

8 years 46 weeks ago in  Business & Jobs - China

 
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I for one have no objection to my GF being on top. What is your problem?

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Because for a long time people didn't have anything, and all of a sudden they feel they can.

Also because there's a real sense among the Chinese that nothing is more important than money and power.

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I for one have no objection to my GF being on top. What is your problem?

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i agree with zootown .. its like a newly bought ipad , you will like to use and show it to others 24*7

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I disagree! It's because air is much cleaner in the higher elevations....

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Yeah I got that, but I had to try with something.

I go with easy word at first just to explain rules of the 'hang-man'.... Then, they guess the whole word, as 'China' .... Now, am slightly pissed and I am going with new one:

" - a - - a - "

After, I have 5 wrong letters, I gave them a clue-help: 'It is about the boy in our Classroom. It is not about the girl! BOY!'

 

I can't use 'male/female', because they don't know the meaning.

 

So, I am already drawing ears and nose and wide open mouth .... On the top of the 'hang-man' is written 'YOU' and they know, I am hanging them  surprise... so I have already 14 -15 wrong letters .... and then I full fill 'LAOWAI' into the 'enigma'.

 

They still don't get it, but once I turn toward the class with my tongue out, they start to scream 'laowai, laowai .... ' and point at me .....

 

Better nobody tells my mom, what I do in China ....

 

 

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I worked somewhere in China (either Hangzhou or Tianjin) for Montessori kindies, but very short time .... so I don't really know, what do they do.

What I know, kids with better English than others have most likely parents either as MD or English teacher. Sometimes, I go: 'your mother works in the Hospital...' and kids: 'how do you know?' or 'No, my father is doctor ....'

I don't think, Montessori is doing it by the rule as. 'no scumbag's kids', but more 'kids English is better'.

 

Now, in China everybody does it (to me). Every school I worked, I had similar problem. In Fuk, Xijinang (I'd stay there forever and teach English) School was very happy and what not, but two weeks before 30-days RP extension/end of the Contract, rep asked me to sign paper in Chinese, where I could understand only '500 or 600 Rmb'. 

I refused to sign it, because she couldn't explain the meaning of the letter. Later, I showed paper to Chinese buddy, who told me 'it's an agreement, that you will pay utilities fee (garbage disposal yearly fee or similar)...', but Contract stated 'party A is responsible for free apartment and utilities cost'.

After SAFEA was involved, School's excuse was 'Chinese Contract version doesn't match English translation'. BS excuse, they just wanted to rob me.

All schools, where foreigners worked in Fuk were on Gov subsidies for FT. Then, Gov didn't extend subs, so School went after FTs (me) ....

I had blast in that city, but I ended-up with that 'shit' in my mind ....

Foreigners in China make a lot more than us (Chinese), so 'let's go and get them'.

Every place I worked, I have similar experience, and by our thinking, I'd say 'you know, I was drunk or didn't show-up for the classes, so they want to get something in return', but I work in China without flops, so 'why do they do that to me?' Q appears .... 

I discovered very early of my China days, how easy is to change an employer under Contract/RP in China .... because party A rarely or never respects the Contract, i.e. cut my monies and similar.

 

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Bump surprise and pints! I want my jackets soon!

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In generally, I don't go too deep into that, because it's China, and it's none of our business, at least none of mine! But, that's how I saw it.

I read about Uyghurs in Thailand, but matter is between China and Tai, so ....

I dunno, why outside market is separated that way. It looks, they don't like each other.

Muslins ... I'd go work there few years ago, but I couldn't stand listening loud shitting (which I don't understand) 5 times a day. 'Loud' is the most what bothers me!

I live in the new building, which is getting occupied and it's very loud. Drills, hammer bangings and similar. They wouldn't stop even at 10pm, when I must take earplugs off to lie down. It pisses me off, too.

Last week, apartment above me had party at midnight or so outside of their apartment. Few adults and some 3 or 4 5y old kids. I went out and scream: 'STFUp! .... Please!....' Some words back in Chinese and they shut-it off.

I feel the same with loud talking on the phone inside the bus!

It's not only religion, but just getting into my private space/ears!

Yeah in Fuk, area of some 10 high rise buildings and in between is lawn-park-like. At Muslins holidays, lawns are full of goats ... Then, I imagined person, who lives on the 20th floor or above, get his/her binocular and dial the sheep-guy on the floor: 'Hi, I am Xiao. I live on 25th floor, apartment no. 201. I want the grey one by the swing. Not the fat one, the other one... Yeah, that one! How much is it? OK, bring it up!'

Then, after the floor guy gets the right animal, he kills it (they have makeshift butchers board on the floor) and deliver it fresh on 25th ..... I don't think, only Uyghurs get sheep for holidays. I'd say, Han order it too, because lawn is full of animals. Just imagine, any bigger city in China with 10 high rises and lawn full of holidays animals....We talked with Royceh about that. He lives (or lived) way in N. Xinjiang.

Uyghurs sell military gear binoculars on the outdoors market. Big knifes, hatchets and similar. No prohibition whatsoever. Binocs must be for 'order-to-go' from the high sky...LOL

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I have very special road bike (Ti/Al frame, Shimano Dura-Ace group set, 7kg total weight) and I can't stand rolling some heavy Chinese '2nd-hand-banana', but when I was in Fuk my bike was still in my mom's cellar. I ship it to China some 2-years ago. 

Parts of the bike were hand picked and assembled by me in Cape Cod. When I run that 'bullet', sound coming out of the bike is like very fine Swiss time piece, and if I have wind in the back, it's pure sailing .... on the road.

I am a bit speed freak, so not many bikes on the market today can equal my 'wheel'. Maybe, Colnago with Compagnolo group set .... for around US$ 7-10k. I posted pic of the bike here on some thread with my pillow in the back. I always travel with the pillow ...LOL

Everything in Guizhou is on the hills ... brand new School in vicinity of my apartment, where I have 2 classes a week has 215 or so stairs from the main road to the 3rd floor with 'lucky me' top of the building on the 4th.

After I arrive to the classroom, students don't talk to me for few minutes, silence, smiles and me panting....

On the top of that, Chinese stairs are 'short'. I don't know, if 'short' is right word, so I'll describe: 'if you look at two stairs, distance from top of the bottom stair to the top of the 2nd stair is some 10-12 cm .... in West, same distance is some 18-20 cm, so for the same hight difference, you need less stairs.

All roads here are fenced, so you can't just cross the road anywhere you want like in 'normal' China. Traffic crossing/4 roads in DT, you can cross to the other side of the road only over the bridge: 'go straight, walk-up some 40 stairs, cross (the road) over the bridge, walk down another 40 stairs and 'voila', you are on the other side of the road. 

 

I don't even go to DT anymore. I mean, even if I am in DT, fokit bridge, I jump the fence (some 120-140 cm height), and cops ignore it, because 'no-laowai-language'.

We also have cops tow trucks for unlawful parked cars circling around the city. We do 'LAW' in my city!

Outdoors market is blast! Farmers are selling anything they find in the woods: 'wild bees honey with hive still attached', filtered honey taste like something else, I mean you can't get that in Supers in China. Last time I got spoon, hand-made out of one piece of wood.

We have Wal-Mart with nothing western in it. They have NZ butter and some EU cheese, cheap wine, however I am still stacked with butter&cheese I got last time in HK, when I lived in Henan.

When I go for groceries shopping to HK, I travel with empty, huge luggage wheeled piece and I return with full-of-groceries.

I am not sure, will I stay or no. Students are very friendly, but owner of the School is 'bleatch'.

I warned them and I told them, what I want (just stuff from the Contract), answer: 'No!', me: 'Then I must call FEB ....' she: 'OK, call them!'. Big 'guanxi' shit. 

Now, FEB called School and owner yesterday's text: 'when do you finish?' I tell and she: 'Call me, we'll have a meeting!', then 7' later new text: 'I have another meeting! i.e. cancelled'. Today's text was only 'when do you finish?' and nothing else.

Me thinks, that's 'face' eating her alive ....

 

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I can't comment, so I'll go for 2 extra pints: The worst in ZZ is Bus Station. There are several main Bus Stations, but bus for Kaifeng departs only from one ...Once, it took me some 6h to came to the right Bus Station, 'cause also no English among ZZ-peeps.

Dishonest woman (toward the man) is very personal matter. You can't generalise it. Yeah, I read somewhere that in some minorities here woman is the boss of the house ...

I have feeling there's too much bad publicity on West (USA) in China-news, so Chinese women are 'safer', if they turn head away from laowai, similar as mothers with son. You'll never get woman's peek, if she has son. It's much different with woman with daughter.

We don't have KFC/McD, at least I didn't see it anywhere. Loads of all that in Guiyang, some 4h bus ride from Bijie.

Giant frames were all made in China .... That's mountain bike sort off. I hate pushing bike uphill. My handlebar resembles bull's horn and seat is some 10cm higher than handlebar, so when I am on the bike my ass is higher than my head, similar to water drop, i.e. 'aerodynamic'...pure speed.

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This city isn't much different looking than Dalian 10-years ago. I'd say your pic was taken some 10-15y ago.

No pets on leash, but people don't look poor. You can often see Porshe Jeeps (my boss has one, used) and all other top cars.

It's developing area with Gov.'s building being occupied some 2-years ago (guess) and high rises (some 15) 6 being fully occupied. Big Kindergarten in between high rises ... Kinder is open, but builders threw all waste material by the end of the Kindies parking space. Horrible looking out of my balcony, but in few months, they'll run the digger and cover all shit with beautiful lawn... 

Chinese are very practical, i.e. 'short-sighted', by not thinking that water coming out of the faucet had to run through the covered garbage area first. When I open faucet in the kitchen, you can smell chlorine in whole place, in other words 'we are very healthy/protected ...'surprise.

I'd say, Chinese bodies can be different than ours because of all shit they ingest.

If you travel from Jixian to Bj, you can see plenty arable land with all trees and plastic bags hanging off ... I guess, they started with all that in autumn, when trees look too empty .

Chinese don't pay attention to the earth they live on ... 'Just cover and if nobody sees it, it doesn't exist.' ---->'face' stupidity!

On the back of the Gov., is Shopping center with Walmart, million convenience stores, inside hand climbing panel/wall with ropes attached, some 30 m high, so you can switch to rope climbing in the middle of the wall. Beside the wall is big kids indoor playing area and all that is in the passage between different big stores (on one side of passage is entrance to WM). It's packed on weekends.

All this will come to the poorer looking crowd on the outdoors market .... in some 5-10 years from now.

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I am Non-native English ..... we don't use 'T' ... phonetically 

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I can't comment anymore, so 'pints' reply:

 

Estimate for the fake teeth installment was around 70k Rmb. I picked the most expensive 'ceramic' implants&fakes. I had airport's metal detectors in my mind, when I declined 'metal' implants ... bastard always beeps, despite my pockets are empty .

 

But, yeah by now I paid 60k Rmb already and as dentist told me, final price will be around 74k Rmb.

 

It's OK, you can't save on the health.

 

Imagination? I'd say, drunks are all the same .... It's personality disorder!

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No, I 'learned' all about 'fee' from my Anshan GF. She has sister, who's translator married with US dude from New Mexico.

I was in Guernsey, when we met. I came to China, because her English was bad, so I thought her life will be very difficult in English speaking country. I spoke to one of my USA buddies about 'what can I do in China', if I don't speak Chinese, and he said: 'You could teach English'. Then, I hit on TEFL course, finished in few months, and departed to China.

I had BS with teaching visas and RP, so I said to my girl 'let's get married', so I'll avoid 'working visas BS'.

I was coming closer and closer (with my jobs) to Anshan. It was trouble for me, because Liaoning is one of the Provinces in China with requirement of 'Native English teacher' for WP. 

I came to Dalian, the closest to Anshan and then we split.

My girl asked me for 30k Rmb for her daughter's High School enrolment. My reasoning was: 'I work in the School together with Chinese teachers. Why I wouldn't ask them for the best School suggestion and if that tuition price is OK?'.

However, my girl wouldn't tell me the name of the School with 30k Rmb tuition.

Then, she stopped answering her phone and I stopped dialling and moved to Xinjiang.

That wasn't request for tuition, but 'fee' for her father to give 'yes' to her.

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'You took some serious challenges .....'

Such a 'challenges' you don't take, but 'challenges' just come on your way. Later in your life, you think 'I took it!', but it was just my 'No' to MDs in the Hospital and in my home...LOL...My mom: 'He's different ...!

Being 'gay'?  

I learned very early in Primary, that ass is 'one-way-street', i.e. ''you can get 'ticket', if you go in .... '' as driver's course teaches. 

 

It wasn't confirmed by my she-Biology teacher .... 

 

Yeah, we are different, buTT .... 'she' are attractive, so you know, they yapp and we like to watch tennis ...females only! 

No, I gather with 'she-s' on the meetings. I have word or two with men group, but then am consistently moving toward the other corner.

In SF Fin. district, there are few restaurants with tables and barrels outside. You should see that! Meiyou corners, women and men together downing kegs of Kostrizer and Heffeweizen after 6pm till ..... after the hard day of work.

Nobody can TELL you to being gay, if your believes of 'one-way' are firm! LMAO

Sorry, to 'bi-posters' and I don't mean posters with 2 handles ....

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Do you know, what is the biological reason Asians have different eyes than us?

 

Rice is the most likely culprit .....

 

Man comes home after the long day of work and wife serves him a dinner .... with rice ...

 

Then on the 77th day, after man sits down and look at his plate, he 'buries' his head into his palms, while still looking at the plate and says: 'OHHH, this rice again ...'

 

Their eyes eventually get into the position as they are today ......  ... by C. Darwin.

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If your  shovel is so thin you can 'over-easy', it's too thin for digging, 'eagle-eye' told me .

 

I saw similar umbrella on vespas in Fujian, not on person. Women in Fujian ride scooters in mini skirts. I use to call them 'I can see your undies, la la la'. 

 

Fujian is different, so umbrellas are also different. 

Umbrella pic is from 1951 or so ... did you know, you could get your pics carbon  dated? Also?

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Me nicky is 'MD' 

 

I also have some  'strange' official certificate .... you don't want to know, but it's longer story and cert. is real. 

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Maybe it is just a sense of achievement that they rightfully deserve. Sooner or later they will fall of their pedestal.  Let them enjoy a little glory and confidence.

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Its natural. China has 1.4 Billion population....... competition and hard work is a requirement for survival. Well i like their enthusiasm. 

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