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  • in reply to: L> Arcade Machines in Chengdu #17879
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    Adding to the post Id love to know if there are pinball machines available in Chengdu.

    in reply to: Eggs & Cholesterol #17838
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    I’ll just leave this here ….

    in reply to: TRUECOLOR Night Clube Jobs #17583
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    I plead for peaceful coexistence between job adverts like this and the ensuing snarky comments.

    in reply to: TRUECOLOR Night Clube Jobs #17733
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    I plead for peaceful coexistence between job adverts like this and the ensuing snarky comments.

    in reply to: Looking for a Criminal Defense attorney in Chengdu #17581
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    Good luck on that. Does not sound like anything that I would ever want to be involved in in this country. The rule of law being all work in progress and whatnot. Not sure if behaviour like that of your opponent is a chinese phenomenon though. In the leading democracy of the world people are able to extort millions to billions out of people/companies because they were stupid enough to burn their fingers on a papercup with coffee or because they didnt know that smoking was not beneficial to their physical wellbeing. Human willingness to cry victim when they smell financial gain is universal, probably has been for a long time.

    Really hope this will get sorted in a decent manner. Fingers crossed.

    in reply to: Looking for a Criminal Defense attorney in Chengdu #17731
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    Good luck on that. Does not sound like anything that I would ever want to be involved in in this country. The rule of law being all work in progress and whatnot. Not sure if behaviour like that of your opponent is a chinese phenomenon though. In the leading democracy of the world people are able to extort millions to billions out of people/companies because they were stupid enough to burn their fingers on a papercup with coffee or because they didnt know that smoking was not beneficial to their physical wellbeing. Human willingness to cry victim when they smell financial gain is universal, probably has been for a long time.

    Really hope this will get sorted in a decent manner. Fingers crossed.

    in reply to: Weird Cultural Differences #17355
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    Damn the cooler thing is annoying as hell.

    That is Chengdu specific never occured to me in beijing.

    in reply to: Weird Cultural Differences #17256
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    Damn the cooler thing is annoying as hell.

    That is Chengdu specific never occured to me in beijing.

    in reply to: First 3 Things About Chengdu ;) #17078
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    Hey just drop me a PM. I just moved to Chengdu for my London employer and before i was working in Beijing for three years. There were hundreds of foreign architects in Beijing, here it’s bit more scarce. But thats good, more work for us.

    in reply to: Hiring White Girls #17077
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    I shall correct myself if I came across as being against political correctness per se. But I think the boundaries of this term should be openly discussed and debated every day. Also political correctness often operates on the level of language while the underlying issues dont just go away.

    I shopped this add around my very white skin female friends in Beijing and it didnt really raise an eyebrow with them apart from the fact that they would never just stand around 8 hours for 500 Kwai. I can only imagine what the chinese event girl gets (probably not even 50% of that ammount)but that is the result of simple capitalism.

    I was asked a few times if I wanted to attend business meetings to show a “white face”. That never materialized because I asked for the kind of cash that nobody was willing to pay.

    It all boils down to what you are willing to do with your time and what you expect in exchange. I wouldnt really judge anyone going into that offer posted above it’s easy money after all.

    China will not change to a western consensus by calling them racist. Time will do that and better educated Chinese and growing middle class Chinese will do that.

    Still reject that sexism note though. This add exists in the US and Europe as well only its clouded in a language that can’t be legally attacked. It’s still the same though.

    in reply to: Hiring White Girls #17073
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    I dont think your mistake is a double standard.

    IMHO your idea of racism and sexism is distorted.

    It is not the case that standards in China are different in any respect, only the ads are written in a funnier and clumsier way.

    Just one out of many examples about ‘sexism’:

    The entire world’s fashion industry would be sexist according to your ethical standards and in that case my sympathies are clearly with the fashion industry.

    in reply to: First 3 Things About Chengdu ;) #17071
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    A fellow architect. Good luck in Chengdu.

    -I take pictures or screenshots of all relevant adresses written in mandarin and store them in a special folder on my smartphone so i can show the taxi driver.

    -I have “Pleco” installed on my smart phone. Good mandarin translator.

    -Learning the language is highly recommended. I never got to it in three years apart from basic conversation skills, and looking back that’s a shame really. Even if you think youre here only for short term, take classes anyway. 80% chance is that you will stay longer.

    in reply to: Hiring White Girls #17069
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    I’d love to know if they also hire white ass boys.

    in reply to: Hiring White Girls #17067
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    That ad is neither racist nor sexist.

    Political correctness is a social disease really.

    in reply to: China Book Recommendations #16783
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    Yes I met them in London when they were presenting the book. Great insights. And very nice approach.

    in reply to: China Book Recommendations #16683
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    Yes I met them in London when they were presenting the book. Great insights. And very nice approach.

    in reply to: China Book Recommendations #16674
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    Apart from complaining about a book i won’t read, I throw in this book:

    How the City moved to Mr. Sun

    An excellent portrayal of China’s Mid Tier cities and their rapid urban transformation process. Written not only for Architects I would say.

    in reply to: China Book Recommendations #16774
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    Apart from complaining about a book i won’t read, I throw in this book:

    How the City moved to Mr. Sun

    An excellent portrayal of China’s Mid Tier cities and their rapid urban transformation process. Written not only for Architects I would say.

    in reply to: China Book Recommendations #16768
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    Well I wouldnt really want to opinionate about a book I haven’t read. I just wanted to give an insight for the reasons why I wouldnt even consider reading it. That would be:

    The poor presentation by the author, the negative reviews dealing with the content of the book, and this quote which I find not only offensive but it also shows the author’s extremely narrow perspective:

    “Unless it attempts to do so by force, China is never going to shape the world. It is just another backward, bitter, idiosyncratic, xenophobic, despotic, intellectually impoverished nation-state; one effectively devoid of tact, charm, grace, creativity, or emotional intelligence, and to that end, it is definitely not unique.”

    It’s like travelling to the Appalachians then concluding: “Hey American are nothing but religious fanatics and meth abusing racist rednecks with mountain dew teeth”

    in reply to: China Book Recommendations #16668
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    Well I wouldnt really want to opinionate about a book I haven’t read. I just wanted to give an insight for the reasons why I wouldnt even consider reading it. That would be:

    The poor presentation by the author, the negative reviews dealing with the content of the book, and this quote which I find not only offensive but it also shows the author’s extremely narrow perspective:

    “Unless it attempts to do so by force, China is never going to shape the world. It is just another backward, bitter, idiosyncratic, xenophobic, despotic, intellectually impoverished nation-state; one effectively devoid of tact, charm, grace, creativity, or emotional intelligence, and to that end, it is definitely not unique.”

    It’s like travelling to the Appalachians then concluding: “Hey American are nothing but religious fanatics and meth abusing racist rednecks with mountain dew teeth”

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