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Ways to use Mandarin

Before I was able to obtain a visa I was very discouraged of how was I going to use my mandarin if I couldn’t go to China! Due to my age I had been refused a visa. A new agreement between the United States and China has permitted both Chinese and Americans to apply for 10 year business visas. I’m living in Spain so it is even harder for a non national to get a visa to anywhere. Normally you have to return to your own country of citizenship to get the visa. To my delight I just was given a 10 …

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Added by Faye Xu on January 27, 2015 at 10:56am — No Comments

Singing in the Rain

Over the week end we had a really bad storm. There was thunder and lightning and a bad snow storm over the pass. A flamenco concert had been planned but the weather was so bad that the road was closed due to the snow. Consequently no one was able to get to the performance venue. I was there the day before so I was the only person. We sat around and drank some beer with the performers who later took me back to Granada after the pass was cleared. I never got to hear them nor see the performance…

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Added by Faye Xu on January 26, 2015 at 11:24am — No Comments

The Value of Learning Write Chinese Characters

I only recently learned to read and write Chinese. I’m not as good as a native but now I have the tools to check my understanding and look up whatever I need on my iphone. If you can’t write it is not possible to use the dictionary. The importance of being able to write by hand is the following. I was quite proud that my reading was getting pretty good. I wrote an e mail to a girl friend who never writes me. Now that I wrote in Chinese instead of a two sentence e mail I got a whole paragraph.…

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Added by Faye Xu on January 23, 2015 at 10:01am — No Comments

How to conquer the difficulty of learning Language Chinese

Pay attention to the efficiency of learning Chinese , many students will look at some textbooks or looking to learn Chinese some Chinese learning network platform . However, learning Chinese is not enough just to have the information , it is important to have a scientific method of learning. Learning Chinese in a professional training school, guided by teachers, professional learning method can achieve a multiplier effect.

 

Foreigners worried Another point is that the HSK , man…

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Added by Faye Xu on January 22, 2015 at 10:35am — No Comments

Greetings

In Holland to greet someone you kiss them 3 times. In Spain you kiss two times. In Mexico you kiss one time. In China you don’t kiss someone to greet them. Now as a foreigner is different countries it is hard to know when you kiss someone as a greeting and who do you kiss. Should I first kiss the left cheek or the right? Do I kiss all the men or do you just kiss the woman? It is a good idea when traveling just to ask what the custom is as every country is different and customs change over tim…

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Added by Faye Xu on January 21, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Language and Music

Studying a language is identical to studying music. Part is getting your tongue wrapped around the new sounds, part is ear training and part is the study of the culture. Every day practice to say the sounds keeps your tongue in Shape. I notice when I haven’t spoken mandarin for a while and I dive into by talking a lot, the muscles of my upper lip get sore. When I start speaking Spanish after not speaking it for a while my cheeks would get sore. The ear training in music gets you to be…

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Added by Faye Xu on January 20, 2015 at 4:42pm — No Comments

Language and Music

Studying a language is identical to studying music. Part is getting your tongue wrapped around the new sounds, part is ear training and part is the study of the culture. Every day practice to say the sounds keeps your tongue in Shape. I notice when I haven’t spoken mandarin for a while and I dive into by talking a lot, the muscles of my upper lip get sore. When I start speaking Spanish after not speaking it for a while my cheeks would get sore. The ear training in music gets you to be…

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Added by Faye Xu on January 20, 2015 at 4:42pm — No Comments

Names in China

Most people in China have a three character name. Usually it is one character for the last name and two for the first name. The last name is always first. In English if we put the last name first we always put a coma after it like in school role calls. As a person name always starts with his last name in China instead of the first name like we do in the west, there is always a great confusion when doing business or buying tickets etc. I’m always getting calls from my Chinese friends saying wh…

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Added by Faye Xu on January 19, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Yi Qiao Bu Tong

Yi qiao Bu Tong is a Chinese Chengyu or saying. Cheng yus are normally 4 characters that convey a meaning and refer to a story. Yi qiao bu tong means I completely don’t understand. You could say, concerning computers yi qiao bu tong. Meaning I don’t understand anything about computers.This is one of the more common cheng yu that refers to the last emperor of the sung dynasty that was very influenced by his concubine. The emperor had an uncle who was trying to guide him. The concubine was jeal…

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Added by Faye Xu on January 15, 2015 at 11:24am — No Comments

Party in a pill

Make your wildest dreams come true.

Dance the night away at the club.

Major excitement and incredible fun.

Act now to get it for this…

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Added by Psychonaut von Münchhausen on June 27, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

where can i find some realible custom made jewelry studios in shanghai?

   

I would like to have an engagement ring custom made, with some special engravings inside; is there any reliable custom made jewelry studios in shanghai?

Added by Tifa Woo on June 17, 2014 at 2:14pm — No Comments

The Apocalypse At The Ruby's Club

Ladies and Gentleman, The Apocalypse will be at Ruby's Club Address: Jingan Sports Center, No. 428 Jiangning Road, 2nd Floor (near Wuding Road), 江宁路428号静安体育中心2楼(近武定路) This Friday! Don't miss out this sick grand opening event of HøTa Promotions. For the first 150 people that clicked going on Facebook, don't forget to claim your small gift at the entrance after you pay the cover charge. See you all there!

Added by HøTa Promotions on March 24, 2014 at 4:44pm — No Comments

Setup Trial VPN On iPhone To Unblock Facebook and Twitter In China

1: Open "Safari" browser.

2: Input "m.flyvpn.com" into browser.If you can't access it. Please visit "m.flyvpn.net".

3: Input FlyVPN "Account" and "Password"and click "Login".

4: Click "Free Trial...".

5: Click "Batch Mode" to install more than one VPN servers.If you just want to install one VPN server.Please…

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Added by Arzoo Khan on March 21, 2014 at 11:27am — No Comments

The Apocalypse

As March 28th approaches, HøTa Promotions's excitement is building up for our debut event. This night which feature a dance perfromance courtesy of HøTa's very own Dance Crew. Bound to be a jaw dropping performance, it is certainly something you do not want to miss out on.

Follow this link to our event page and check us out!



https://www.facebook.com/events/1455367981348381/?source=1



Keep Calm…

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Added by HøTa Promotions on March 18, 2014 at 11:54am — No Comments

The Apocalypse Coming Really Soon!

March 28th is Coming Really Soon, HøTa Promotions is really excited for their opening event, be there to make it even better! Don't forget the first 150 people who clicks going to our event will be gifted with a little freebie at the door! 



Here is the link to the following event page:



https://www.facebook.com/events/1455367981348381/?source=1



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Added by HøTa Promotions on March 12, 2014 at 9:17am — No Comments

The Apocalypse (The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse)

HøTa's First Event Will Be A Completely Different Experience For All Ravers! Make Sure You Come And Experience It Yourself! There will be a special Guest Appearance. DJ Uforik will be at our first event!

March 28, 2014 (It's Gonna Be On The FRIDAY OF SPRING BREAK!)

Shanghai. Are you ready for… The Apocalypse?

100 RMB Open Bar with a Menu of Drinks!

HøTa is finally proud to announce…

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Added by HøTa Promotions on February 22, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Now hiring promoters!

We’re hiring promoters for club in Shanghai.

 

Pay is competitive and based on performance. Promoters can make up to 5000RMB/night. Average nightly income is around 500RMB.

 

Promoters only need to bring foreigners and have fun. We provide tables, drinks, and wild atmosphere..

 

Scheduling is flexible. Promoters can work as little as two nights a week and as many as seven.

 

Immediate start is available.

 

Interested…

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Added by clubskyshanghai on January 11, 2014 at 1:56am — No Comments

African Jazz Dance Class @ Souldancing Studio in Shanghai

A fundamental element of African aesthetic expression was the dance ... Dance could ... be of a recreational or secular nature and in one form or another pervaded all of African life.



Like music, African Jazz Dance has adapted to the rhythms of time. Still, if you attend a Broadway show, you will find strong examples of African Jazz Dance.



African Jazz Dance is a fusion of African traditional and Jazz dance styles. This class incorporates…

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Added by Souldancing Studio on November 28, 2013 at 5:49pm — No Comments

Chair Dance Class @ Souldancing Shanghai

Souldancing Studio is proud to present Chair Dance Class to you.

Find out with Chair Dance Clasees! Experience a fantastic way of combining fitness and sensuality with a variety of saucy dance moves! Learn amazing things that you never thought you could do by making

the most of sexy dance tools – you and the chair. What you also get is improved toning all over, it also improves your stamina, balance, stability and posture by engaging different movements with a…

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Added by Souldancing Studio on November 25, 2013 at 8:36pm — No Comments

Belly Dance Class @ Souldancing Studio Shanghai

Belly dance is a Western-coined name for "solo, improvised dances based on torso articulation" originating from the Middle East, especially raqs sharqi (Arabic: رقص شرقي‎). Other names which are sometimes used for the dance in English speaking countries include Oriental Dance, Egyptian Dance, Arabic dance or Middle Eastern dance.



Belly dance takes many different forms depending on the country and region, both in costume and dance style, and new styles have evolved in the West as…
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Added by Souldancing Studio on November 21, 2013 at 6:13pm — No Comments

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