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  • in reply to: What's with the cat gun at Wal-Mart? #14558
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    While I don’t understand how it all relates to a cat-gun, I’d like to add that the underlying message is true. That being said, when I’m interested in keeping my girl’s mouth busy, it’s not my first thought to stuff it with [food]. 😀

    Cool story bro

    in reply to: Summer Mosquitoes #12283
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    You could get a bug zapper at a corner hardware store (五金店). Aside from that and closing the window, I don’t think you have many options.

    in reply to: What area of the city to stay for 1 month, first visit #12281
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    Hakka Homes (www.hakkahomes.com) would be a great place to stay for a month. Check them out, they have multiple locations.

    in reply to: Looking for a Female for a live-in relationship #12259
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    Wouldn’t it make sense to meet someone first, strike up a relationship, and then move in with them if it makes sense?

    Does this actually work in India?

    in reply to: Opening a chinese bank account #12193
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    Bank of China is usually considered a pretty poor choice, while Merchants and Construction pretty good.

    in reply to: Jinlin Peninsula luxury apartment for rent, 15k/month #12172
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    Oh my God, 15,000 per month? This is officially the most expensive property I’ve seen for rent in Chengdu.

    in reply to: Free Apartment Rent in Chengdu's West #12170
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    It sure is awesome being a caucasian male in China. Too bad I already have a place to live.

    in reply to: Where to go and what to see in 10 days? #12115
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    Don’t forget Sichuan Opera!!

    in reply to: Blocked in China #12114
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    VPN for life!!!

    in reply to: Taxi-Book Chengdu iPhone app #12096
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    I tried this app also. It is awful.

    To anyone considering this: DO NOT BUY IT. Use Maps instead. It’s free and 100x better.

    in reply to: Calling all Chengdu DJ's #12044
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    Nice one, looking forward to this. I figured there weren’t really any DJ’s in Chengdu…

    in reply to: Purchase a Laptop #12029
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    Computer city has everything. Check that place out, corner of 1st ring road and ren min nan lu. for prices check taobao.com

    good luck!

    in reply to: Texas hold'em poker #11837
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    It’s a type of poker from Texas 🙂

    in reply to: Tango #11810
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    Welcome to Chengdu Isa,

    I haven’t heard of a place to learn tango but there are a lot of dance studios in Chengdu so there’s a good chance you’ll be able to find what you’re looking for. I’m sure a few of them offer tango but I can’t recommend any specifically.

    in reply to: english tutor wanted #11776
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    I’m interested. How can I contact you?

    in reply to: rowing in/near chengdu #11758
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    Did you hear about this? I stumbled across it in the news today: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/07/31/england.rowing.record

    in reply to: Where's a good place to buy clothes in Chengdu? #11755
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    Nice!! Makes it even easier.

    Well done with your map. I know for certain that Charlie is working on something like that for Chengdu Living. An interactive map like that is a helpful thing to have.

    in reply to: Where's a good place to buy clothes in Chengdu? #11751
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    There’s a Uniqlo at Chunxi Lu? I gotta check that out.

    in reply to: cost of taxi from airport to hotel #11750
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    About 25-40 yuan depending on the time of day, type of taxi etc.

    The newer Jetta’s (they’re called something else here?) cost a few yuan more than the older taxis. 10pm-6am is more expensive than daytime fares but taxis (you) don’t have to pay to take the 10 yuan toll to take the airport highway from the airport to the city – only when you’re going to the airport. Shangliu airport to the South of Chengdu is a fast and relatively inexpensive trip, though.

    An alternative is the 10 yuan bus which goes up Renmin Nanlu and passes very near the US consulate. Hope this helps-

    in reply to: Free language tips exchange, English-Chinese #11722
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    Does it sounds like the pinyin reads, in your Sichuan hua example?

    你在搞啥子? zai gao shazi?

    I really notice the drawl a lot. The Sichuan accent, so to speak. I’ve heard that Sichuan hua has no tones – is that true?

    My #1 tip for learning English – write everything you learn down. Start with words, then sentences, then paragraphs, then journal entries or essays.

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