Totally agree with you both that a number of people are abusing the system and giving the rest of us a bad rep, but there are also plenty of victims that get tricked into coming here and then end up in a bad situation.
with a tourist visa, you have permission to be a tourist. Everything else is illegal. Breaking the law erodes your rights, for example your insurance may become invalid, and you can be picked up by the police and deported without even time to say goodbye to friends. Your work contract, if you have one, is also invalid.
You have no legal obligation whatsoever to the "solicitor", agent, school. You don't have the right to form such an obligation. You also have no moral obligation (neither do they).
Did they charge you money for "arranging a job in china"?
As for the lack of "i love u", i read someplace that chinese people get confused about foreigners repeating it all the time. Its like, they said it once and nothing changed, so why repeat it. And its like an insult if you request those three little words, it's almost as if you were'nt listening the first time, or don't believe them.
Actions speak louder than words..sometimes..:)
Nice atmosphere and cosy but the western food is bad. I think they deep-fry the burgers. As a cafe - 4 stars (service is a little bit lacking at times), coffee and cakes etc are good. As a restaurant, 2 stars (western food is too bad, asian food is mamahuhu).
"All the Meat" only had about 3 slices of salami on it, so maybe i got the wrong order. Anyway, leaving that aside - soggy bread, ketchup as tomatosauce, and cheese was probably from a tube.
Potato wedges soggy as well.
I left half my meal, the only thing up to scratch was the coke and the service. Will not be back.
If the name of the shop is written in english then they should speak english, yes! A pokey shithole trying to give the impression of a quaint li'l ole bookshop. Pig-ignorant staff, never been greeted with a smile there, nor even greeted. If you must shop here, bring your own bag. 1 star earned for selection and the (for me) convenient location.