Date registered: October 18, 2009
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I am looking to buy a second hand Android device below 500RMB
It needs to be running at least Android 4.3 for a specific app that I am testing.
I have two phones, so I am not looking for anything too pricey.
I am just going to use this to do app demonstrations.
Samsung, HTC, Huawei, Lenovo - all ok.
I have some stuff I could trade for it or I will just pay cash.
I have an original iPad, (great for games and web surfing) still in great working condition and also an iPhone 3GS that I was selling for 400RMB.
I wiped the phone and installed new operating software and it is jailbroken for China. A good phone for your kids and good for pics and emails as well.
Call or text me at 138 8000 7506.
The Confucius International School is the most elite school in the area. My son at 12 years old already runs his own company and the school agreed to allow him to have his own program based on the business that he already does in addition to their normal course load.
They are thinkers and forward looking and are the only place I could find that would bend to my son's requirements. It was that or take him out of school altogether to begin his career, which would go against the wishes of his Chinese mother and grandparents.
His entrance test, since he is already fluently bilingual, also allowed him to skip 2 grades, thus saving on two years of tuition. Again, most schools would just stick to their pre-determined guidelines. This school thinks outside the box.
And the area around their is set in a museum town full of history and charm, though a bit far for my liking.
You can rest easy. Chengdu is probably much more modern than any city in your home country (no offense to the home country, but you will discover that when you get here, I am certain), but still retains its old China feel in certain areas. It is an internationalized city with a high degree of English speakers due to its burgeoning tech industries. You will want to live in the South if your goal is to be near the majority of expats. Somewhere between Tongzilin and the 4th Ring Road along the Ren Min Nan Lu and Tianfu Da Dao and you will be good.
There is a very active rugby community in Chengdu and your son can play on the city expat team which competes with other cities around China.
Your children can go to any number of international schools. My 12 year old will attend the elite Confucius International School in Anren Town, while many expats are happy with Leman or QSI or Eton.
It is pay as you go, so there are no geographical requirements.
Fresh foods are available daily at your local farmer's market. For imported products there are several options. People find METRO popular for bulk purchases and there is Sabrina's Country Store for other favorites.
I am sure the climate is much better than any place in the UK.
The cost of living here is very low compared to Beijing or Shanghai. You will live well.
The skiing is at Xiling Snow Mountain, a good hour to hour and half drive from the city.
The Bookworm is a focal point and meeting place for many charitable organizations.
It is also a favorite expat hangout for business people.
You don't need to bring anything with you. Everything you need is here or you can get it here.
No worries. Good luck.
B&Q at the XiDan Market in the West has an assortment of seeds and gardening supplies.
We get our soil, seeds and nutrients there.
But usually near any produce farmer's market there is a fresh flower shop and they usually have seeds and pots and soil for sale as well.
I had an MRI at an army hospital somewhere near the area in the Google map link below. It was walk-in service and I was in the machine within 5 minutes of entering the building. Cost 650RMB 3 or 4 years ago. Sorry, I can't remember the name of the place: