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  • in reply to: Renting a 3-Bedroom Apartment in WuHou #58037
    gojiragojira
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    Interested parties: OP’s email info available on this thread.

     

    in reply to: Looking for an apartment in Chengdu #57910
    gojiragojira
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    P.S. I found chengduhouserent.com via a quick google search, but I have no idea which websites to trust, so if anyone can endorse this, that could also be very useful

    I made that website last year. Their physical address is valid and they do have a small team of two or three. Feel free to mention this while contacting them.

    in reply to: Seeking Volunteering Opportunities #57626
    gojiragojira
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    We are not a registered business in Chengdu but have many partner studios outside of China. Currently in search of potential investors who can back us up here. Feel free to schedule meeting over a cup of coffee.

    Do I know you? Why did you link my (expired) Calendly page without permission?

    in reply to: New Users: Posts Pending Approval #57066
    gojiragojira
    Keymaster

    Apologies for the delay. It’s been sorted.

    in reply to: Recording studios in Chengdu (Thoughts?) #57037
    gojiragojira
    Keymaster

    Sounds interesting, I’d wait for @charlie’s insights. Do you have any website or WeChat OA?

    in reply to: Cat in Chengdu Advice #56997
    gojiragojira
    Keymaster

    Dog owner here, but the recommendations are applicable to Cats and other small pets.

    1. We’ve two dogs at home, and we use Taobao & JD.com to buy pet food, shampoos, and other stuff. There are great sellers online. You won’t have a wide range of options when you shop from Carrefour, Auchan or other local stores.
    2. Taobao/JD.com.
    3. http://www.dianping.com/shop/67402008  Ren Nuo Small Animal Hospital. We’ve been there several times (our Schnauzer girl is suffering from a genetic liver problem).
    4. We had bitter experience with a DiDi driver before. It’s recommended to send them a message in prior and tell you’ve got a pet with you. Take carriers or crates with you.

    All the best.

    in reply to: Digital Marketing Expert Looking for a New Job #55501
    gojiragojira
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    Hi Loren,

    I work with small to medium-sized businesses here. The Chengdu digital scene is excellent in general. It’s booming. New companies/startups are popping up now and then. It’d be great if you speak Chinese.

    in reply to: Chengdu job opportunity #55461
    gojiragojira
    Keymaster

    Chengdu is pretty cold and grey

    True that.

    Pollution in winter can get hazardous for the sensitive group. According to 2016? data, Chengdu just barely edged out Beijing for highest PM2.5. Always check the air quality index (AQI) and wear masks whenever its necessary.

    You’ll find lots of places to hang out here. There’s a handful of Western restaurants and bars in the city.

    Chengdu is notorious for bad traffic during rush hours due to its centralized layout. It’s pretty convenient if you ride a bike.

    Browse this site and listen to some podcasts to get an idea about life in Chengdu as an expat– especially the guide section.

    Feel free to check out my blog post also (ideal for people who’re planning to move to Chengdu.)

    in reply to: VPN Recommendation? #55375
    gojiragojira
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    I’d go with ExpressVPN or SocketPro (ShadowsocksR). They’re reliable to access the sites you mentioned. Both come with servers optimized for Netflix also.

    Here’s an article I wrote on the same topic a few days ago.

    Why ShadowsocksR instead of a VPN?

    A conventional VPN protocol creates a network that slows down Chinese websites, which can be annoying when you’re using Taobao, WeChat, JD.com, etc.

    On the other hand, Shadowsocks has a Global Mode and Auto Mode.

    The Global Mode acts similar to a VPN connection whereas the auto settings (Auto mode by PAC) makes sure you can access Chinese website faster, without using a proxy.

    The Downside

      • You can’t live stream on Twitch or Facebook because SOCKS5 protocol isn’t optimized for that.
      • There’s no FREE dedicated SocketPro app for iOS; you should install a 3rd party app.

    Goodluck!

    in reply to: Renting Master BR in Gaoxin High Tech Zone #55296
    gojiragojira
    Keymaster

    Please BUMP instead of creating duplicate posts.

    in reply to: Getting Work Permit While in China? #55161
    gojiragojira
    Keymaster

    where do I go and what do I need?

    If the employer is solid and provides you with a job offer.; take it and visit PSB in Tianfu Square. They will guide you and explain the process.

    I prefer not to leave the country to apply the permit

    Well, work visa based resident permit to family reunion based resident permit is possible. Not sure about if it’s doable vice versa (since you need a lot more paperwork to get the work permit). Check with PSB as soon as possible.

    in reply to: R U blocked, bro? #55130
    gojiragojira
    Keymaster

    Yeah CL was blocked (again) temporarily for few days.

    Just noticed they were busy blocking the US IPs last week. I was unable to access few other sites that were available w/o a VPN.

    Everything seems to be working now. Maybe a GFW update(?).

    in reply to: Would I have possibility to get a job in Chengdu? #55109
    gojiragojira
    Keymaster

    Well, it won’t be easy if you’re not coming from a “native-English speaking” country. However, you can give it a shot by visiting Chengdu for a short period. Bring your certificates and make sure your experience counts in China.

    Have got to agree to @charlie’s comment; be careful before signing a contract with schools here. Paperwork required/set of rules for obtaining work permit has changed as well.

    “I want get a job first and get a work visa . And then i can go there”

    Again, it won’t be easy if you aren’t a native-English speaker focusing on a teaching career. Visit sites like lagou.com, zhipin.com if you’re willing to consider a different career path. Look at internship options as well.

    All the best!

    in reply to: Creative Writing #55058
    gojiragojira
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    Hi Kerong,

    Not sure about creative writing groups in Chengdu,

    Anyway, I’m interested in collaborating with you on an independent project. My WeChat: xonikk.

    Thank you.

    in reply to: Chinese Tutor for Expats #54514
    gojiragojira
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    Come on join us!

    So, do you represent an agency?

    Please mention the hourly charges so that we’ll be able to make a decision based on our budget before contacting you.

    in reply to: Selling: Mac Mini, iPad Air 2, Canon 40D, Projector #54476
    gojiragojira
    Keymaster

    Mac mini – is it the i7 2.6GHz version?

    in reply to: Is There a Chinese Craigslist? #54365
    gojiragojira
    Keymaster

    https://2.taobao.com/ is another option.

    in reply to: Hiring Digital Marketing Advisor/Interns #54217
    gojiragojira
    Keymaster
    • How much does this pay?
    • Where is it located?
    • What are the hours?

    @Charlie asked this last time and you didn’t bother to answer.

    As a former IObit employee, I’ll shed some info if someone’s interested in this position.

    Salary.

    No clue. I was hired as team lead.

    Where is it located?

    Just next to Tonzgilin subway station, Line 1.

    What are the hours?

    9.00AM to 6.00PM // summer..

    9.00AM to 5.30PM // winter.

    Nb:

    • VISA. They will help you with the paperwork. But I don’t think it’s free as advertised. I paid for my VISA, RP and did the same for renewal.

    Need more info? pm me.

    in reply to: Any VPN I can use right now? #54003
    gojiragojira
    Keymaster

    I know one that works. But it costs around 160RMB a year.

    Sounds like s)cketPr0 😉

    in reply to: Pet Shelter in Chengdu #53868
    gojiragojira
    Keymaster

    Here’s something I got from Google search:

    http://blog1.poco.cn/myBlogDetail-htx-id-8860408-userid-35422181-pri–n-0.xhtml (website in Chinese)

    They’re located in Shuangliu and accept volunteers via simple email registration. Visit the link to read more.

    Name: 成都市双流区爱之家动物救助中心

    Map with Bus Route/Self-driving route info: Click here.

    All the best.

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