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your exciting me with all this information, its sounding more and more like a better deal than japan, my problem is when I set out to do something I DO it.....missing japan this trip is unacceptable and makes me want it more, however......The objective was to find a woman and a new country to live in, even though I was supposed to experience both of them.
The classes you mentioned... I'm actually vary interested in learning, I've never had a traditional class room experience of any kind, learning chinese and seeing as I love athletics kung fu would be a dream.
So you've only been going for so long, but let me ask you this, lets say in 5 months I come down and go to the same exact college, you can't read the future, so you tell me in your opinion, what are my chances with girls, break it down for me, each race, if you could best guess it for me.
it's exciting what your telling me, because it gives me a huge opportunity to do something I've never to do, have a college experience and learn something useful and substantial, I've literally never been to a normal school more than 2 days, I don't reveal that easily, but in this case its to get my point across.
Set on getting out of the country already in my heart and mind, I'll work 2 jobs if I have to, but everything your telling me....I see my self killing 3 birds with 1 stone, that's how fantastic it could be, problem is, if I hit my goal for 5k USD that's only about 32k RMB, so that's 15k rmb left over, not too bad, but without a job I'd see that going fast.
Sorry for the long post, but you got me excited now.
I think these days, families in China are going back to the old ways by arranging marriages, which are considered to be more stable and results in long-lasting relationships compared to 'love marriages' that often end in divorce. Believe me, my parents have told me: "If you can't find a girlfriend, we'll find you a wife.", a prospect that I don't mind, certainly given how American women are bitches though Chinese women are like that as well.
Personally, I think Japan and Korea are pretty bad if you want women, they're very Westernized and are just as bitches as the average American woman.
eh...the problem with "arranged" anything nowdays is....people use it as a excuse to hook you up "match" you up with the most ugly lowest most desperate thing that exists within any 20 miles of your location, my personal experience anyway.
Why is it you never see attracted well rounded people being "matched"
My only complaint with that process, sure they'll find you a nice girl, I'm sure she'll even stay by your side, because no one wants to be by her side in the first place most likely.
Sorry for the mini-rant but I've had bad experience with people "helping" me out.
Haha I know exactly what you mean. I never let older women hook me up anymore, or my male friends either. Yeccch.
Best bet for arranging is if you meet a guy who has a very hot wife or fiancee, of the same ethnicity you desire. This worked for me well once. (They met me, then the wife invited her best friend to join us at the party..)
Of all the women in China. I believe the southern women worship westerners the most. Especially in GZ. Is this true Louzhu?
I only know one god, and that is the god of justice Allah
That's only in amurrica, to be honest. I'm Asian and people tend to arrange their marriages quite a bit.
I can't complain, I had 3 old ladies while I was here trying to get me to hang out with a girl each, the problem was, 2 canceled saying they don't know or don't want to speak english, and the 3erd was cute, hung out with her, but it didn't go anywhere and she was 25 and a workaholic with no time, or no time for me anyway.
hardly a arranged marriage, but I guess my point is I still don't see it working out well.
Why can't this be the the old west, I'd just find a chines/japanese immigrant , and treat her like a goddess.
If only I had a time machine...
Well my life in the UK was boring, and now every day is packed with interesting occurrences.
I met my third Chinese teacher today. I have 10 classes a week from 3 different teachers - it helps to get a different perspective on things. All the teachers speak English, but they tend not to use it unless absolutely necessary.
I now have a Middle-Eastern friend - like many here he has come to Gz to seek his fortune. I wish I had come here when I was his age (late 20's).
Anyway, we had an interesting restaurant meal at an Italian restaurant. The food wasn't that bad considering how difficult it is to get good cheese here.
A class mate joined us. He's from a less well known "stan" and speaks little English. We managed to communicate with a combination of bad Arabic and bad Chinese.
I put my Middle Eastern friend on the bus into town. His spoken Chinese is better than mine, but I can read better, which is useful when it comes to the bus timetables.
On the way back to the hotel I met another English teacher, and we chatted for a bit. He's right - foreigners are drawn to Guangzhou. There's something about the place that makes you fall in love with it.
Oh, and he had a Chinese girlfriend, and a really attractive one at that.
There were so many pretty girls walking around today, it defied belief.
here are a few questions for you.
How many hours would your student visa allow you to work, and would it be worth it to do so, how long will it allow you to stay?
How much free time do you have, and is it enough to have a relationship, and in that case, would the girls even be interested in a relationship with all the studying they would be doing, here, at least the chinese girls seem so focused on study or work, that a boy friend seems almost imposable to some these women.
Don't count on working on a student visa. If you need to work, get a working visa. These are hard to get unless you come here to teach English, or you're an expert at something that Chinese people aren't.
You can stay here on a student visa forever, but you'll need to be enrolled in a University and study something. Generally you enroll per semester (Sept-Feb, Feb-June). For study Chinese is the logical choice - there are 8 levels of competency in my University, so moving up the classes will keep me busy for a few years. I'm also taking a communication course and they also run courses in paper cutting, Cantonese, kung-fu and other Chinese related cultural activities.
A few Universities also offer English taught courses. I'd love to do an MA in international business or something.
My classes are mornings or afternoons M-F and I have two lessons of 1hr20mins a day. There's a 20 min break between the lessons. So I have plenty of time. Bear in mind most ladies work during the day here, but evenings are mostly free as are weekends and public holidays (of which there are lots).
I project I'd only have 17k RMB after paying for the classes, thats a vary thrifty budget, I'd have to do online english teaching or something, otherwise i'd find my self in big trouble fast.
Learning chinese, kung fu, and even taking a dance class all sound awesome to me.
I'll have to seriously think about this, depending on if I go to japan I might have to delay it, we'll see, funny how you go from no options to more options than you've ever had in your life, and all it takes is a air plain ticket to unveil the world to you.
Yeah, it's supposed to be cheap here, but I keep getting hit with extras, especially as far as getting the residency visa. Like the medical is 550RMB, insurance 600, etc, etc, etc.
Also food here is really cheap, but unless you love chicken feet, offal or tree bark then you'll need to go to the more expensive restaurants that do less alien dishes.
Really you need to stockpile cash for a year or two, have a thrifty life back home, then come here with a warchest of cash.
There are other options though. There's a Colombian girl in my class... my god I need to go to Colombia!
OK I got my student apartment today. I must post some photos.
1200RMB a month, plus extras (lift, garbage disposal, internet, water, electricity).
It's really basic. I have a couple of beds, a couple of tables, a stool, and that's it.
I've got a big room, a balcony, a small room, a kitchen and a wet room with a Chinese WC and a shower hose.
Well I'll try living like a local for a while, but quite honestly by the time I've bought my bedding and stuff for washing I may as well have just tried to find a hotel with a good rate for long stays.
I can't fault the location though - just 5 minutes to my classroom. Also they have a secure entry system and a CCTV system which is useful for round here.
I guess I will only really use the place for sleeping - I'll eat out all the time and go out and about meeting as many people as I can.
One good thing - it's cheaper than the on-campus accommodation!
What else? Well it rained today and the rainy season is approaching apparently. I asked my friend how much rain. Apparently it's just small rain, but it's a real challenge to dry your clothes. Also I'm a little worried about my feet going mouldy! I need some tips for living in the tropics.
The girls are getting ever more beautiful here. There are some exquisitely beautiful creatures here. While I haven't talked to any, at least I can watch them going about their daily lives
Oh, and I've got a new lead on Chinese Love Links. This one is a 10, but she lives in Shenzhen. I hope next week's classes cover buying train tickets.
I thought you said 12'000 rmb, I was about to give up the idea of china!
That's a vary nice deal, 1200 with all the perks.
here in shenyang, not counting the cost of wifi, I think I can get a apartment above the mega mall streets for 750 rmb a month.
your city seems a little more expensive but that's to be expected, this is more of a industrial city I think, truth is i might have a completely different experience, that could be said for any city in china though, so much culture packed in to one country, it's amazing how blind you are to that fact until you come here.