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  • in reply to: China Book Recommendations #16663
    Steeevyo
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    I won’t be bothered reading it either. But it is the same with the book about “China not ruling the world”.

    First of all is not mainstream opinion that China will rule the world. Not in the media and not in the scientific community.

    So the author uses the tactic of inventing a consensus that doesnt exist and then presenting the alledged contrarian position.

    I have to say I was also put off by the Kindle quotes from this book on Amazon.

    That guy comes across as a very bitter person and the extensive and highly critical two star reviews didn’t help either to raise my interest.

    in reply to: China Book Recommendations #16763
    Steeevyo
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    I won’t be bothered reading it either. But it is the same with the book about “China not ruling the world”.

    First of all is not mainstream opinion that China will rule the world. Not in the media and not in the scientific community.

    So the author uses the tactic of inventing a consensus that doesnt exist and then presenting the alledged contrarian position.

    I have to say I was also put off by the Kindle quotes from this book on Amazon.

    That guy comes across as a very bitter person and the extensive and highly critical two star reviews didn’t help either to raise my interest.

    in reply to: China Book Recommendations #16660
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    Becoming China’s Bitch: And Nine More Catastrophes We Must Avoid Right Now

    I would read this one, if only for the great title.

    in reply to: China Book Recommendations #16760
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    Becoming China’s Bitch: And Nine More Catastrophes We Must Avoid Right Now

    I would read this one, if only for the great title.

    in reply to: What's most difficult about learning Mandarin? #16642
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    The Grammar is easy compared to my native German.

    The Characters and the tones and everything else are not, but I am not really in a position to maked a qualified judgement with my rudimentary Mandarin skills and my lax learning attitude.

    in reply to: What's most difficult about learning Mandarin? #16742
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    The Grammar is easy compared to my native German.

    The Characters and the tones and everything else are not, but I am not really in a position to maked a qualified judgement with my rudimentary Mandarin skills and my lax learning attitude.

    in reply to: China Book Recommendations #16533
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    Hmmm, what about the guitar background?

    Did somebody tell him that would enhance sales?

    in reply to: China Book Recommendations #16615
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    Hmmm, what about the guitar background?

    Did somebody tell him that would enhance sales?

    in reply to: Hiring a Blonde English Teacher Who Speaks Chinese #16488
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    In Beijing people of course cant be bothered. But here in Chengdu i immediately noticed something funny. At Carrefour i approach the shelves with imported red wines. In front of me two chinese dudes blocking the way contemplating with several bottles in their hands. So at some point i just reach between then and grab two bottles of Cotes du Rhone on special offer. While walking away i see them putting the other bottles back on the shelves grabbing a few bottles of ‘my’ wine. It was a classic the foreigner does it so it must be right. It was the opposite of me only crossing a busy road when a Chinese person leads the way 😉

    in reply to: Hiring a Blonde English Teacher Who Speaks Chinese #16588
    Steeevyo
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    In Beijing people of course cant be bothered. But here in Chengdu i immediately noticed something funny. At Carrefour i approach the shelves with imported red wines. In front of me two chinese dudes blocking the way contemplating with several bottles in their hands. So at some point i just reach between then and grab two bottles of Cotes du Rhone on special offer. While walking away i see them putting the other bottles back on the shelves grabbing a few bottles of ‘my’ wine. It was a classic the foreigner does it so it must be right. It was the opposite of me only crossing a busy road when a Chinese person leads the way 😉

    in reply to: Chengdu: A Megacity… #16468
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    I lived in Beijing for three wonderful years and just moved to Chengdu one month ago. I agree that everything is much harder here in terms of my selfish ‘expat’ expectations (e.g. a western style supermarket like Jenny Lou’s, a flat with an oven in the kitchen etc.). But even in Beijing, where the expat density is much much higher, to claim that this would have any effect on the the city that goes beyond scratching the surface is a bit of a stretch. In the municipality there are roughly 18 million people. How could a few hundred thousand expats (and that estimate already includes the 500.000 Koreans living in Beijing) have any serious impact. The urban changes throughout Chinas new and old Megacities have nothing to do with foreigners and everything to do with the rapid and radical changes in Chinese society. And the likes of Starbucks KFC and Pizza Hut dont come here for the foreigners they come here for the Chinese consumer.

    Having said that. I recently went on a site visit for that Waterworld Project mentioned in the article and I also saw a 30 minute animation film. We are building the contemporary art centre opposite of that building that’s why I am here. So anyway that fake beach will have a full length LED screen at the fake horizon to fake sunsets and sunrises. This entire building is insane indeed.

    in reply to: Chengdu: A Megacity… #16568
    Steeevyo
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    I lived in Beijing for three wonderful years and just moved to Chengdu one month ago. I agree that everything is much harder here in terms of my selfish ‘expat’ expectations (e.g. a western style supermarket like Jenny Lou’s, a flat with an oven in the kitchen etc.). But even in Beijing, where the expat density is much much higher, to claim that this would have any effect on the the city that goes beyond scratching the surface is a bit of a stretch. In the municipality there are roughly 18 million people. How could a few hundred thousand expats (and that estimate already includes the 500.000 Koreans living in Beijing) have any serious impact. The urban changes throughout Chinas new and old Megacities have nothing to do with foreigners and everything to do with the rapid and radical changes in Chinese society. And the likes of Starbucks KFC and Pizza Hut dont come here for the foreigners they come here for the Chinese consumer.

    Having said that. I recently went on a site visit for that Waterworld Project mentioned in the article and I also saw a 30 minute animation film. We are building the contemporary art centre opposite of that building that’s why I am here. So anyway that fake beach will have a full length LED screen at the fake horizon to fake sunsets and sunrises. This entire building is insane indeed.

    in reply to: Stand-up Comedians #16298
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    Yeah that show his great. His latest comedy routine ‘Big Black and blackerer’ aint. I didnt like it.

    in reply to: Stand-up Comedians #16382
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    Yeah that show his great. His latest comedy routine ‘Big Black and blackerer’ aint. I didnt like it.

    in reply to: Stand-up Comedians #16291
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    The more offensive the better

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64XWghZrsoE

    in reply to: Stand-up Comedians #16375
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    The more offensive the better

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64XWghZrsoE

    in reply to: Stand-up Comedians #16288
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    in reply to: Stand-up Comedians #16374
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    in reply to: Eggs & Cholesterol #16098
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    Best work out routine for men is from the guy in John Andoscia Jr.’s profile pic.

    That guy was a real man:

    Hideous

    Troubled

    Passionate drinker

    Hit the punani like no other

    Also ‘Hi everyone’

    Just moved to Chengdu and enjoyed reading through this Forum.

    in reply to: Eggs & Cholesterol #16176
    Steeevyo
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    Best work out routine for men is from the guy in John Andoscia Jr.’s profile pic.

    That guy was a real man:

    Hideous

    Troubled

    Passionate drinker

    Hit the punani like no other

    Also ‘Hi everyone’

    Just moved to Chengdu and enjoyed reading through this Forum.

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