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  • in reply to: American Oldies/Soul/Motown/R&B Dance Parties? #48413
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    I’m in DaZhou right now and they were dancing to the godfather of soul (that’s James Brown for you kids) last night. A surreal Chinese moment….

    in reply to: Swimming Pools for Exercise? #48412
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    Just an update on the new gym at Raffles. I’m hearing October 18 as the opening day.

    in reply to: Items Needed for Residential Permit? #48384
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    @Olsen: Oh yeah, crucial. I forgot that.

    in reply to: Items Needed for Residential Permit? #48381
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    Need: 1.passport 2.photocopy of passport and latest visa 3.sometimes they ask for a copy of your rental lease. My lease is a verbal agreement, so they asked for landlord’s phone number and called her.

    in reply to: Swimming Pools for Exercise? #48345
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    I believe it was originally scheduled to open in August, and I was told “about two months more” back then. Im hoping it opens soon cos it’s also in my neck of the woods..

    in reply to: Swimming Pools for Exercise? #48342
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    Physical will be opening a second branch in Raffles centre very soon. Word is that it’s gonna be bigger and better than the ifs one.

    in reply to: Swimming Pools for Exercise? #48332
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    @coryg: yeah, it’s this place.
    http://m.bonisport.com/
    Close to Tai Koo Li

    in reply to: Swimming Pools for Exercise? #48324
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    @Coryg: is this gym part of a hotel? I asked at IFS and they told me the only gym is Physical, on the 6th floor, which I attend.

    in reply to: China Mobile Settings Help #48195
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    Thanks Peter. I did buy it here, in the Motorola Chinese website. The disadvantage is the inability to use apps on the Google play site

    in reply to: China Mobile Settings Help #48185
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    I’m with China mobile and I’m getting 4g

    in reply to: What do you do for fun in Chengdu? #48039
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    The crossfit shouldn’t be too intense. You’ll probably find people walking in and out, and of course checking their cellphones pretty regularly. There’s nothing wrong with that. Crossfit is evolving from the “puke and we give you a free t-shirt” mentality of a few years ago. It’s a good thing….

    in reply to: Pizza Mandolino & Mike's Pizza Kitchen #48016
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    @Dan: I hit this place a few nights ago. Kinda nasty, greasy Pizza Hut style pizza. Ok in a pinch as a guilty pleasure, but as soon as it was finished i had some personal recriminations: “why?! Why?!

    in reply to: Pizza Mandolino & Mike's Pizza Kitchen #47981
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    Re: pizza: just noticed a new pizza place in Yulin on Fang Cao Jie called Pizza4U. Google reveals it to be an international pizza chain. I’d never heard of it but will give it a shot tonight. While I’ve had my issues with Mike, he does make a mean pizza and he’s only 5 mins (cab) away, so this new joint better be pretty special to compete…

    in reply to: Favorite Taobao Items and Sellers #47709
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    http://www.theage.com.au/business/retail/labelling-liars-how-australian-food-is-hot-property-20150805-girzir
    “You will be copied. Your trademark will be copied. Your IP will be copied. Just accept it as fact”

    in reply to: Let's Cooperate on Music #47603
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    Ha ha I’m more of a Mothra man myself but much respect for using the clip from The Thing. Absolutely a masterpiece. Kurt Russell was in sensational form in the early 80’s….

    in reply to: Let's Cooperate on Music #47600
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    When I saw your login name, I thought you might be a fan of these guys?

    in reply to: Let's talk Taobao and Alipay! #47402
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    @RickinChina:it’s a tough call. If it comes to an issue of safety, I’d rather not take the chance. But I hear what you’re saying about the enormous mark-ups on some products. Protein powder is a good example; the mark-up on brands like ON/Syntha/Muscletech etc. is huge, but these are trusted names and you know what you’re getting. But absolutely, if I could source some unbranded, legit stuff I would gladly hand over my money and say “I’ll take as much as you can get me”…

    in reply to: Let's talk Taobao and Alipay! #47385
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    in reply to: Too Tired and Busy. #47306
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    My homeland is a country not renowned for it’s strong work ethic (hint: it ain’t Switzerland or Germany). However, if one were to do what alot of the locals do here (ie. openly, brazenly sleeping at the desk/counter etc.) you could be pretty sure of getting an on-the-spot dismissal. The building where I work here has shared toilets for the whole floor. Doesn’t matter what time I enter the male facilities, but i can be assured of a cloud of smoke, all the cubicles occupied, the sound of newspaper/video games/movies. The receptionist at my company (god bless her, she’s a national treasure), can be relied upon to be surfing the internet, doing online shopping, chatting, basically anything but receiving (receptioning?). Working hard, or hardly working? 🙂

    in reply to: Natooke Friday Night Ride #47275
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    Cool bike-related reddit IAMA

    IamA Pro Bicycle Mechanic, bike tool and parts scavenger, bike flipper and fleamarket hound AMA! from IAmA

    (and I admit, I understand maybe 10% of what this guy is talking about. Will be hitting Natooke shortly with a list of questions)
    Things get heated near the end when they rumble over disk v. hydraulic brakes. Bike geek smackdown ensues…

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