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Forums > Living in Kunming > Converting Working Visa into Tourist visa

Hi Rosane,

You can check on this website: www.chinese-forums.com/index.php?/forum/50-visa-issues/

Or try to find the Public Security Bureau Exit & Entry Certificates Service (Visa) Office of your province. Maybe the school where you teach can help you too.

And for the other members: English is not all our native language. I agree that if you are an english teacher, you should have a better knowledge of syntax, orthography or even typography (even some natives are noob when it's about page layout in US english, UK english, not to mention it changes in other languages - Informatic stuff is an other world and has its own language!). But when you are European or non-native-english-speacker and also wanted to earn some money in China, it is easier to find English teaching job.

Rosane, hope you will find a way to discover the Yunnan!

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Forums > Living in Kunming > Chinese Human Compassion

The violonist was Joshua Bell. He and the Washington post led a social experiment about perception, taste, and priorities of people. The outlines were: in a commonplace environment at an inappropriate hour: Do we perceive beauty? Do we stop to appreciate it? Do we recognize the talent in an unexpected context?

notreallyrelevant.blogspot.com/[...]

Everywhere in the world you have people who cares about others, and some who look only after their own belly.

This story (of the accident) could have happened anywhere...
It is not about country, culture...it is about personal behavior and believes. Thank you crazy.laowai to have helped this man.

The real question is not about Chinese compassion, but...human one.

And when you heard/read stories about someone died after giving help (www.chinasmack.com/[...] or www.20minutes.fr/[...] (in French)), you start wondering not about compassion, but Humanity.

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Forums > Living in Kunming > "I don't like these Chinese ways"

Hi Rita !

In China, people are starring mostly by curiosity. And also because Foreigners represents freedom and wellness.

When they call you Laowai, this is not pejorative, it is a kind of nickname, and, it means "an obvious foreigner" (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laowai), and not "old foreigner" (and even if...like in Laoshi, it is a mark of respect!).

I am a 华侨 huá qiáo, French born chinese, and they also stared at me, because I look different (from the look, manners, clothes), and I'm often with foreigners.

Just smile at them or wave (and notice their reactions :)), talk to them if you have time or just say Hello, most of them are happy to meet people from abroad.

You know, when you are out of ordinary, you are increasing imagination...

And just be curious as them, you are in a country with a different culture from yours, learn and teach about each others.

If you find something weird, imagine for them how weird we are.

And making friends with chinese seems a bit difficult, but actually, this is also because the way of being close has not the same meaning in China or abroad (and also all the social interactions).

There is a word in French that I can't find the exact meaning in English and the translation doesn't express the real concept of "la pudeur" (maybe the closest meaning is reserved). For exemple, the body language here is not the same as abroad. See, we French people we kiss each other to say hello ! some just shake hands, some people hugs, some others just move thier head or wave...

Open your eyes, your mind and your heart and everything will be ok !

(the "you" is of course general).

Marie

PS: I'm not defending all their manners, I don't like their way of being "ecological", instead of using tissue, they're throwing their body fluides on the streets, trashs on the ground, or when they're cuting line when you are waiting for something, etc...

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Forums > Study > French or English tutoring

Bonjour ! Hello !

I'm a Chinese born French woman, studying in Yunnan University for at least one year.

I can teach you French language, culture or/and cooking, or English conversation.

Please send me an email at :

[email protected]

A bientôt ! See you soon !

Mali

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You can go by bus 212 or 213 till 织布营 (zhi bu ying) (from 2 to 4RMB).

185RMB for 5 days
235RMB for 3 days
285 RMB for 1 day

When you take your visa back, they do it in 30 min, so come before 11:30.

Nice trip!