Date registered: March 1, 2014
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So I feel weird putting this in the for sale section, but I have an adorable little white boy kitten. There was litter of 4 kittens at my school (strays) and unfortunately two of them got caught in glue traps so I took them all home with me. Now, I have found good homes for three of them and I'm hoping someone out here will want the 4th. He (I believe it's a he) is a white, long-haired, un-neutered kitten, about 3 months old. I've had him for about a month and he's healthy and playful, but will need some love and attention to get fully used to people. He'll happily be in the same room as me but isn't too keen on being stroked (he'll get over that for some yummy wet cat food though). I was the nasty person who washed him in oil and water to get rid of the glue! Anyone who did want him would have to be happy to get him neutered, feed him proper food and would have to have a plan for what happens if they are planning to leave China. People staying in China or willing to take him back to their own home country would obviously be preferred. Please get in touch if you want this adorable little thing. He's as yet unnamed, as I knew I'd have to give him up eventually, so you can name him. Happy to provide pics if you get in touch, wechat or text message preferred (18180672312), I can try and answer emails, but I'm afraid I have gmail and no VPN so I'll be relying on it getting pushed to my phone. Obviously I want no money for him but there will be some initial costs with a vet visit and neutering being required. If you need advice I'll be happy to provide it.
I'm going away for the summer at the end of next week and I'd love some new English novels before I go. I have a few that I've finished reading, and was wondering if anyone would be interested in doing a book swap. I have an Ian Rankin (Fleshmarket Close), a few Terry Pratchetts (Going Postal, Dark Side of the Sun and The Hogfather), a book of Roald Dahl short stories (which I think is named Kiss, Kiss), Wicked, Huckleberry Finn and maybe a couple of others I can't remember (I think I have another crime novel but I can't for the life of me remember the name or the author!!)
If you'd be interested in swapping on a 1-for-1 basis please get in touch. I am only really interested in novels and I read quite an eclectic mix of books, but I'm not really interested in romance or non-fiction. Just shoot me a message with the title of the book you want to swap and I'd be happy to meet you anywhere near Tongzilin Carrefour/Yulin/the American Embassy.
If you have any books you're willing to let go for cheap, let me know and I'll consider buying them :)
Oh, and this forum doesn't work for me very well, and gmail has been permanently down recently, so if you want to get in touch please text me on 18180672312.
I've just arrived in Chengdu and haven't met many people yet. I was just wondering if anyone out there enjoyed board/card games? I have Settlers of Catan, but am happy to play nearly anything. Mostly I'm looking for some company :) I live on Yulin South Road, about 15 mins from the Carrefour, but am willing to travel.
I'm new in Chengdoo and could do with some bits and pieces. Most urgent are a bike, a saucepan, some bathroom scales (if anyone has some fancy ones that measure body fat that would be awesome) and some spare bedding. I'm all for recycling so I'd rather buy second hand :) If you have anything available, please let me know. Happy to pay, but a little cash strapped till my paycheck, so cheap would be good :D
Basically the information is the same as above, but I posted a few more directions here: http://gochengdoo.com/[...]
Because the summer is over it's meeting at 8:30 and 10:30 at the Red River Grill again, and they also meet at the place mentioned in the other thread.
No, you HAVE to earn that in the UK, and still have the job when your wife is applying to stay there. If it's in Chengdu it's the £30,000ish that you need to earn, and have a job offer of about the same in the UK ready when you get there. Those might be the old rules though, as I'm not sure where I read that one (they made it a LOT harder a few years ago).
What we have been sort of looking at (but it's a long time off for us, and I'm hoping that people are going to get miffed about this in time for the next election to change it), is to have the spouse get a student visa and study there for a year (a MA or something similar) and then they can work 25 hours a week and also spend that 6 months productively, while I secure said job (which will be a bit of a challenge in itself, my last job in the UK earnt slightly less than that, and I was a junior programmer with a degree from a good university).
The best I can do is give you Tongzilin Carrefour in Chinese Characters, and add that my instructions should read:
if you face the main entrance with a small paved park behind you and KFC on your left, there's a big round building on your right with the Red River grill in it.
Tóngzǐ lín jiā lè fú
Okay, I'm a planner, and I'm British with an American boyfriend. I have looked into this a lot, and the answer is that the UK has really, really awful immigration laws, that should make every British person angry if you ask me! When I was looking into this, I looked at the possibility of my boyfriend and I residing in France for a couple of years to make the process easier (although I think he'd have to become pretty fluent in French).
Basically if you are from the UK or the EU the laws are slightly different, but the minimum requirements (ie, for a British person to bring their spouse over) are:
1) You have earnt a salary of £18,600pa in the UK for the last 6 months. While you are earning this, your wife can stay there I believe, but she is not allowed to work, at all.
2) You have £60,000+ in savings, which have sat in your bank account untouched for the last 6 months.
3) You have been earning over £35,000 (I think) for the last few years and have an offer of a job paying something along those lines back in the UK.
4) You have been living together in an EU country for the last two years.
All of those financial requirements go up SIGNIFICANTLY if you have children. There are also language requirements and your wife would have to prove that she is fairly fluent in English and take a test on British life (I think these are fairly standard across Europe).
Also, they will comb through your bank accounts, and check a) that your wife isn't working and b) that you haven't just borrowed the money from somewhere if you go for the savings route.
Anyways, hope that's helpful and not too depressing. I did the research a while ago, so the numbers in point three might be a bit iffy. There is information on the https://www.gov.uk/ website, but I can't find it right now. If I find where it was that I was looking I'll post the link.