User profile: putonghua73
- RegisteredApril 11, 2010
- RegisteredApril 11, 2010
What Tiger is pointing out that if someone wishes to find a tutor to learn Chinese, then that person ought to look for someone who is qualified i.e. undergrad / graduate in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language or Linguistics.
I also infer that Tiger's other point that if one is offering a commercial service i.e. in return for remuneration [payment], then one ought to place their advert in an appropriate place [classifieds].
I aslo agree with Tiger in that stating that you are fluent in "broken English" is an oxymoron! Your statement flies in the face of the definition of fluency!
In response to measure how much one should be paid, it's based upon a mixture of ability and supply and demand i.e. what the market will pay. With that, a good tutor / teacher is worth their weight in gold - but I'd still expect them to be appropriately qualified for the service that they are offering.
Hence from your advert, I gauge that you could potentially be qualified to act as a tutor for Chinese Literature or Chinese Culture (post-graduate in Chinese Literature) but for my money being a native-speaker is not enough to act as a language tutor
I'm not deliberately being a "douche-bag" (I shall be forever indebited to Gaoxing for using this term) leanne_mimi, more that I wish to provide constructive criticism on how to focus and improve your advert - without my usual 20% fee! Bravo philanthropist! ;)
Ok! Original factory unlocked phone - good!
Have you jailbroken it to access non-Apple approved software? If you have, then you'll need to sit on your hands until an unlock is written for 4.0.2 (unless you can downgrade the Firmware to v4.0.1; if you haven't jailbroken it, then put in your original SIM card, and connct your iPhone 4 to iTunes and use the restore backup option (not restore original settings).
We can then examine the options, depending on whether or not you have jailbroken your iPhone 4.
When you bought your iPhone 4, did you buy:
1. a factory unlocked iPhone, or
2. software unlocked (jailbroken) iPhone
The reason for asking is that in order to diagnose your problem - as Bucko has stated - we must be specific as to whether or not your iPhone has been jailbroken. If your iPhone has been jailbroken, then you must NEVER use iTunes for software updates.
Presuming that your iPhone has been factory unlocked, then you shouldn't (*cough*) have an issue with software updates via iTunes. I *coughed* because quite a number of people have been experiencing software update issues with legitimately factory unlocked iPhones.
My friend updated her iPhone 3G (unlocked by telco back in UK - not software unlocked) to the latest O/S update via iTunes and she experienced the same issue re: update did not recognise her SIM card. She restored original settings. No dice. It wasn't until she used iTunes to restore her backup that the update worked and things were back to normal.
If your iPhone is software jailbroken, then as Bucko states, you'll need to wait until an unlock has been released, or you can downgrade via Cydia.
FWIW, the pain of using iTunes is the reason I'm switching to a HTC Desire when I return to the UK in a few weeks.
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The "two beautiful girls that bake the bread" also happen to be the owners.
Not that I disagree with you, mind you ;)
Agree with the last reviewer [misseward] that Vintage Cafe is a lovely place, with good ambience, low easy-listening music, and tasteful decor (although the ceiling beams upstairs are on the low side - and require ducking at times when you stand up).
I tend to alternate between here and Prague Cafe, but have now settled upstairs when I do visit 文林解for coffee, ; place to relax, unwind and get out my Chinese books and study.
I find that the range of drinks and food (love the iced mochas - and good vegetarian selection, although WinLinJie is excellent for veggies) is excellent - as is Prague Cafe - although I must give a slight nod to Prague Cafe for the drinks on account of the Earthquake; that said, I prefer Vintage Cafe for cakes.
Good wi-fi and good hospitable service (the 小美 wearing glasses has a cute smile). I prefer the darker feel upstairs to the duck-egg yellow walls of the Prague Cafe, and I feel there are less smokers at the Vintage Cafe than Prague Cafe (big bugbear of mine).
See you again [Vintage Cafe] at the weekend ;)