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started by: rolandfei · last update: 1380842018 · posted: 1380842018

Wish you all a very nice and comfortable life where ever you are. 

started by: benns1-392427 · last update: 1380829814 · posted: 1380558624

Hi,is there anyone here who can help or direct me to the right place so i can advertise an investement property i have in England.There is a large chinese community here in Bristol so i thought someone with students here might want to buy a part residential and cafe producing £24000 per year in rent. I would be greatfull if anyone can help. Regards Benn.

started by: yanzhu · last update: 1380389031 · posted: 1378813774

How about your Mid- Autumn Festival in 2013? Now 2013 ??? is coming soon!

started by: yanzhu · last update: 1380388890 · posted: 1380388845

The national day is coming soon and i need a good plan. Now i don't know about this plan and i really don't know what to do next so i need you guys suggestion and advice. So please please tell me your good idea!!!

started by: Jane-889704 · last update: 1380149453 · posted: 1380149453

Relocation and moving and storage companies in Shanghai, provide English service: http://shanghai.angloinfo.com/af/316/Shanghai-Removals-Transport-Storage.html  

started by: yanzhu · last update: 1379952171 · posted: 1379952171

Now the Mid-Autumn Festival is gone,Which one kind of moon cakes is your favourite? Do you know zhong qiu jie in Chinese? don't know click on>> learnChinese in shanghai

started by: rolandfei · last update: 1379184653 · posted: 1379184653

We'd like to know more from our expats here in Shanghai and those who are planning to live here in Shanghai about the things you miss from home or things you think you would miss from home (those who are about to leave for Shanghai). Hopefully, this would help this site gain more information and bring the Shanghai expats (and the future ones) closer to your needs. Let's get our network stronger! Wish us all a very fantastic and convenient life in Shanghai.

started by: yanzhu · last update: 1378982250 · posted: 1378982250

Mooncakes are traditional Chinese pastries generally eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival. The festival typically involves family getting together to share mooncakes while watching the moon.   Typical Chinese mooncakes are round in shape, and measure around 10 cm (4 inches) in diameter and 4-5 cm (2 inches) in thickness. Most mooncakes consist of a pastry skin enveloping a sweet, dense filling. Mooncakes are usually eaten in small wedges shared by family members. They are generally served with Chinese tea, and very rarely, mooncakes are served steamed or fried.   Mooncakes are the must-eat food for the Mid-Autumn Festival. It was customary for house wives to prepare mooncakes at home when the festival was approaching. However, as the production is labor-intensive and they are widely available in markets, very few people make them at home nowadays. The price of mooncakes usually ranges from $ 10 (70 yuan) to $ 50 (340 yuan) for a box of four. However, very expensive mooncakes have appeared recently with some reaching thousands of yuan for a box.   The History of Mooncakes   The custom of eating mooncakes has it's origins in the uprising that ended the Yuan Dynasty (1271–1368). People in the Ming Dynasty that followed ate mooncakes every Mid-Autumn Festival to commemorate the uprising. Far from everyone looks back to the Yuan Dynasty nowadays, with mooncakes more a representation of the full Mid-Autumn moon in people's minds, and something nice to eat with family.   For more on how the custom of mooncake eating began see The History and Origins of the Mid-Autumn Festival. click on >> learn mandarin in shanghai | The Mid-Autumn Festival   Traditional Mooncakes   Fillings Lotus Seed Paste Mooncakes Lotus seed paste mooncakes The types of filling vary according to the region's tradition. The most used fillings are as follows:   Lotus seed paste (??, lían róng): It is made from dried lotus seeds. Lotus seed paste is considered by some people the most delicious and luxurious filling for mooncakes.   Sweet bean paste (??, dòu sh?): There are several types of sweet bean paste: mung bean paste, red bean paste and black bean potato paste. Red bean paste is the most commonly used filling for mooncakes.   Five kernel (??, w? rén): This filling consists of 5 types of nuts and seeds. The types of nuts and seeds vary according to different regions, but commonly used nuts and seeds include: walnuts, pumpkin seeds, watermelon seeds, peanuts, sesame seeds, and almonds.   Egg Yolk Mooncakes Egg yolk mooncakes Egg yolk: A whole salted egg yolk is placed in the center of mooncakes to symbolize the full moon.

started by: rolandfei · last update: 1378854619 · posted: 1378854619

I may have translated in Chinese badly, but anyway, something I just want to ask to fellow expats here in Shanghai - about working overtime. Well, we all know how most companies here in China even those foreign companies are giving a bit of hard time with their employees whether local or foreign (pay, benefits, leaves and even work timetable - please correct me if I am wrong). So how do many expats feel towards the work procedure and organisation of your company (or companies here in China generally). Have you got experience in being asked over-time? How do they usually compensate you for this? Adding it up to your number of holidays, not working on the next day or paying you with extra or some kind? Happy to hear your thoughts! Thanks a bunch!

started by: timire · last update: 1378215178 · posted: 1377661614

Hi All, I will be landing in Shanghai at 5am on a 13hr stop over. I don't fancy hanging around the airport for that amount of time with my 9 y.o son and would love to show him the Shanghai sights even if it's only for a few hours. Now that you're a local and you know the city, what would you suggest we do and what is the best method of transport? Having said that, I would like to take my son to the observation deck, do a bit of shopping and eat some great food!! Any suggestions will be greatly welcomed or even better, if you've got the time and would like to be our tour guide, lunch is on me! ;-)

started by: LisaFischer · last update: 1377809565 · posted: 1377278002

Hi , Our company is looking for a websit designer or a design company. It must has international standard. Anyone knows? Thank you.

started by: PeterHodge · last update: 1377774078 · posted: 1377774078

Hey guys, i"m considering to get out of Shanghai during China International holiday for one week. But I deff don't want to go somewhere wirth too many people. Any good ideals? Thanks.

started by: PeterHodge · last update: 1377602914 · posted: 1377525202

I went to a casual dining place with my dog but sadly I was turned away, ended buying to go food because no one let me in. Do you have any ideas for dog friendly restaurants? Thanks.

started by: LisaFischer · last update: 1377601322 · posted: 1377083636

My boyfriend and I want to buy a E-bike, but we want to buy a good quality with big size, my bf is a big guy who needs more space. Anyshop u know ? Thank you so much,guys.

started by: Edward Ng · last update: 1377254431 · posted: 1377209535

Hi I am gong to the Expat Show on September 6-7-8, 2013 at the Shanghai Exhibition Center. Anybody want to go together?  Here are some more info: More than 150 exhibitors and 10,000 visitors are expected. This year activities feature: - Associations village & National villages (German, French, English villages) - The Cuisine Festival: discover and taste food from Shanghai restaurants - The Wine Discovery: taste and buy wines from all over the world The Expat Show is an opportunity to meet many people, entertain your kids, get a chance to win travels, spa vouchers and many more... The Expat Show is also place to shop, with special deals from Travel Agencies, Clothing & Jewellery Shops, Art Galleries, F&B providers..and, free entrance.

started by: kylie88 · last update: 1377208666 · posted: 1376906594

Hey, I will be traveling for work quite a lot in next a few years and I'm thinking of getting a separate travel insurance apart from the airline travel insurance. What travel insurance do you recommend? Thanks in advance

started by: davidpeters · last update: 1377079181 · posted: 1377079181

Hey, i'm thinking of going back gym these days. Cause i've gained 8kg since i moved to China. Anyone knows a nice place with good price in Xuhui area? Thanks

started by: PeterHodge · last update: 1376908036 · posted: 1376907487

I have been suffering with a Frozen shoulder for a while, specially when the weather was wet, I had serious pain. Guys, I really need some serious help as I am in constant pain - who would be the best type of doctor to see? Thank you

started by: LisaFischer · last update: 1376906068 · posted: 1376906068

Hi guys, My Dell laptop battery is fucked, but i still can use the laptop with charging. Just the battery couldn't get into any power. Anybody know where to get good Dell battery?  Thanks guys!

started by: davidpeters · last update: 1376664120 · posted: 1376663539

Hi, I'm thinking that  to learn some chinese recently. Should i go to training school or get a personal teacher ? which way is faster?  Thank you 

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