Date registered: July 15, 2009
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She sounds great and like she knows her stuff :)
But I think in the beginning at the Bookworm you didn't see her do simultaneous interpretation (that means, translating at the same time as the speaker - it requires a booth and headsets for listeners) but actually consecutive interpretation (i.e. translating consecutively after the speaker)? Still very hard when you get thrown a curveball like the examples above though, it's interesting to hear how she deals with it.
Sexy Saturday @ Shamrock
Free shorts for girls in skirts. Prize for shortest skirt.
(who incidentally was a Rabbi according to last night's pub quiz...)
Yep, that second picture and last picture is right outside my house. See all that water there? Much of it flowed right into our underground parking lot while the guards and management stood around passively. Now there is about 6 foot of water still in there - cars and my electric bike is submerged in sewer water and they pumped it out all night and it only went down maybe a foot. We had no power last night, still probably no water and no elevator. And our bike lady lost her home and her money.
Also amazing the amount of cars that tried to drive though this 80-90cm of water on the road and get stuck. I watched probably 6 or 7 cars do this, break down one after the other. If they see cars above abandoned, what makes them think they could get though?!
Also, it was flooding from about 4pm, no traffic police even showed up until about 9pm as far as I could tell. The bridge even filled up with a second queue of traffic that got stuck because some idiot must have let them in the other end.
Wait, the subway doesn't go to the airport?
As far as I am aware, taking a dog to the states is easy. You have to get an export license from the Quarantine Bureau about 10 days to a week before you leave. That's to show the dog is fit and safe to travel.
一环路南四段 28号 (just a bit east of 高升桥 gaoshengqiao on first ring)
If you enquire they might send you to the 7th floor in the other bit of the building, the people there are fairly friendly and helpful.
However, if you travel via Beijing you apparently have to get this changed to a Beijing one to leave China still... Not so sure about that but if you PM me I can send you details of someone who has done this and got their dog back and I'm sure they can give you more information.
Don't think its necessary to use a pet relocation company to take a dog to the states. They're expensive and it seems to be not that difficult anyway, so you should be fine.
All the information is on this site - there is an English and Chinese version but the Chinese one is updated a lot more regularly. So always check that.
It appears the schedule for 2012 hasn't been released yet, but here is the information for the rest of the year:
In November there are foundation and also elementary level tests - the registration period is very soon - this month.
Think you can register online or at the testing centre somewhere in Sichuan University. More info on the site I'm sure. There is a list of examination centres and I think it is in Chuanda.
I am not sure about resources for these new tests. But you could try Pop-up Chinese http://popupchinese.com/hsk/test - they have some free materials. Others you have to pay for.
Anyone got the latest word on getting a business visa in CD? I have never applied for one before so no idea what stuff I need to sort out. Also I think some nationalities have to leave the country every month or so... does that apply to British people? Ideally I want a 3 or 6 month visa.
Any tips/experience/advice etc would be much appreciated!
plain food is good at times, sure, but we're discussing the merits of a dish that I go to for lots of flavour (read: huajiao and black beans haha). It's a shame you don't like it though. I hereby promise to be more sensitive to those who can't take the heat in the future ;p
who else dislikes it then?
I went there yesterday and it wasn't closed, but I wouldn't recommend it either, sad to say (would love more Indian food choices). All the veggie dishes were basically the same; the samosa, although nice, came with tomato ketchup. And it was all crazy slow to appear on the table.
Namaste is still the best in my opinion. Will try out this new place Paradise though, let's see!