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.
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.
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.
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!
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! ;-)
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.