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The comment: Why do these guys do this? OK, that was another question but here comes the comment. I suspect they only do it for foreigners. OK, the difference of Y30-40 is only about $NZ8 but it is the principle. He had decided I was an easy ‘mark’ (he was right) and he’d give it a shot. I now don’t want to buy from there again. Ok, perhaps I will but I’ll be more ...
... Of the body of about 300 people at this church, give or take, there are a good amount of Africans that attend and about 10 more that showed up today. Apparently, I'm the only black person there that isn't from Africa, so when it came my turn, the introduction situation was quite comical for me and Phil. All in all, it's comforting to know that somewhere in the city, there is group of people I can worship with, and just get some general support and advice when I need it.
Got my visa a little while ago, ******** only gave me 6 months despite all my documentation saying I would be here for 1 year. So I will have to go through the circus again in 6 months.
Classes have begun, I had to do an entry test where they decide which class you should go into, which I failed miserably and got put into level 1, made for people with no knowledge of Chinese language. Naturally I approached the teacher and requested to be put ...
... made the "longest canal or artificial river in the world", the Grand Canal (京杭大运 7;), also known as the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal. And although parts of it have disappeared, sections are still seriously in use today and some projects have been started to increase its usefulness.
You can read an article about it at ...
... same for them except maybe one or
two classes. Before we got our schedules, we took a quick placement test to
gauge the level we should be placed in and I’ve been placed in level中级办(zhong
ji ban) which is the level between beginner and intermediate classes. As you
might expect, the classes being taught in all Chinese threw me off for a bit,
but after sitting through the first half hour (classes are an hour and forty
minutes each) I ...