Jump to content
Chinese-forums.com
  • Sign Up
Learn Chinese in China

All Activity

This stream auto-updates     

  1. Past hour
  2. Today
  3. vellocet

    Huawei Internship - salary issue

    What was your price as a freelance translator, per standard page of text?
  4. roddy

    Huawei Internship - salary issue

    Then again... if they’re getting an experienced translator, shouldn’t they pay that? Then again again, what did they advertise for? A conundrum.
  5. abcdefg

    Food/Travel Shows

    The guy is so full of enthusiasm and good cheer that it's impossible not to like him despite his inappropriate behavior. I watched an episode yesterday (on the TV) about a visit to a couple of small towns not far from Dali. Lots of interesting discoveries. Makes me want to go there myself to explore. Got to give him credit for getting off the standard tourist trail.
  6. roddy

    Huawei Internship - salary issue

    I would say work out what you'll need to live for the period and ask for that. Or a bit more for negotiating with.
  7. Tiri

    Huawei Internship - salary issue

    Nope, it's just that internship is obligatory for my program and, since I have to do it anyway, I might just as well do it somewhere that would look good in my CV. I definitely do not intend to do any cheap labour for anyone, and, since they asked, I'm guessing they are ready to pay. But then, I don't know if I can expect to be paid as a regular translator, since it is, after all, an internship.
  8. emuboy

    Food/Travel Shows

    @RjMaan thanks mate, I've seen him before and I like his videos! @abcdefg Finally finished the first episode of 天涯厨王 and I definitely see what you mean about the cringe factor; the uncomfortable, non-reciprocated shoulder slap seems to be a repeat offender. Still a decent watch overall though in my opinion.
  9. Vellocet and 889 have nailed it! I love that! When is my box of coconut water going to arrive? 1 day! Too long! It’s on the way! I’m so excited Why isn’t it here? It’s here! Happy days! ... what next? 🤩
  10. roddy

    Huawei Internship - salary issue

    It sounds like this is work you’ve done before. So why are you interning? Sounds like a bit of a cheap labour scheme for Huawei. Are you looking to be paid for your skills, to go break even while you acquire new ones?
  11. shamaziav2@yahoo.com

    2018 CSC Scholarships

    @Nama I've been accepted to the school but to my knowledge the CSC is still reviewing everything. Scholarships haven't been awarded yet as far as I know.
  12. Tiri

    Huawei Internship - salary issue

    I'm still a student, I live in dorms in Shanghai, so the issue of cost of living does not bother me that much. I just find it hard to determine what is a fair price for translation services per hour AND as an intern AND in a company that big. I know what my price was as a freelance translator, per standard page of text, but I can't apply the same strategy here, right?
  13. 889

    Huawei Internship - salary issue

    Living costs vary a lot by region, so where you'll be counts. Also whether Huawei will be providing room and transport (local as well as international).
  14. 889

    Ofo app not working anymore

    So no problem for you. The English App is primarily designed for international use -- OFO is expanding overseas -- and I suspect that explains in some technical way I don't quite understand why it works best with a VPN.
  15. Hi guys, looking for help from more experienced colleagues before I make a mistake here, I've been offered to intern as a Language Specialist for Huawei. This is my first internship in China, so when they asked me about my expectations when it comes to salary I didn't know what to say. I know some companies only offer allowance for transportation and lunch. Other translation company offered me 3000Y per month, which is a super low salary but I guess a good 'internship allowance'. What would be then a good salary for an intern, working eight hours, four days per week?
  16. abcdefg

    Ofo app not working anymore

    Mine is the Chinese app, linked to微信付包 Wechat Pay.
  17. Hi all, i am in process of renewing my work permit and it seems there has been 3 new items of interest that might be of use to people in the same situation Disclaimer: The people that deal with my work permit are part of a 100% government body so i take it on faith that what they are telling me is correct. This information told to me in a meeting and I am just regurgitating it here so best do your own research and don't take what I say as gospel! 1. from this year, companies are required to now hold your PRC Foreigner's Work Permit (Blue) Card, you cannot hold it yourself, but I suggest you at least get a copy of it and a photo. 2. The process must be submitted (or completed? - unsure) at least 30 days before your existing Workers permit ends. If it's less than 30 days the application system will lock the employer out and they must restart the entire process again as if you are a new worker. So start early (at the very least 2-3 months) to allow for the almost expected hiccups along the way. You should also start the visa extension process at the same time if necessary 3. you need BOTH work permit and Work Visa. A lapse in either one will result in a large fine and a pile of trouble. Work permit is of length X years does not mean you automatically get a Work Visa of length X years. I just received my new 2 year Work permit (well so i am told ) but the Work Visa hasn't yet come back. Its supposed to take 3 days but been more than a week now 4. The system has tighten up again this year and there are a lot more spot checks going around and penalties have increased substantially. Companies who in the past turned a blind eye to official regs are no longer willing to take workers unless they are 100% legit i am category A so should be the easiest process for renewal but it is still taking 6 weeks, but many months for the company etc To reiterate: best check with your company just in case they are not aware of new rules
  18. Tiri

    Vintage/retro clothes

    Have you read this article on Neocha? Haven't been to the place yet, but sounds good http://neocha.com/magazine/hidden-glory/
  19. I think Vellocet has nailed it. Taobao is gaming us. Look at the OP's emotional involvement: just like a gamer's. Have to wade through pages of unrelated items to find what you're looking for? No different than 家乐福 forcing you into a tortuous maze through the clothing and housewares departments before you reach the food. That's retail gaming. "Your package is at the sorting centre." "It's just reached your city." "Wang Xiaotong will be at your door with the delivery in just 15 minutes!" Oh the excitement. Oh the fear! It's like being able to order up Christmas for yourself twelve months a year. What'll be inside?
  20. 889

    Ofo app not working anymore

    But are you using the English OFO App downloaded off Google Play or the Chinese one? The problem I'm mentioning is specific to the English App (which has the advantage of not needing Alipay or Wechat, you pay with a non-Mainland credit card).
  21. abcdefg

    Ofo app not working anymore

    I use it every day or two in Kunming without a VPN. The original poster bought a car. Four-door Buick V8, metallic green, white sidewall tires.
  22. 889

    Ofo app not working anymore

    Just an update on the English OFO Android app. It remains very buggy, months on and after many upgrades. However, the main problem -- connnecting to OFO's servers -- seems to disappear if you connect through a VPN, oddly enough. So use a VPN and OFO Englsh Android suddenly becomes serviceable.
  23. DavyJonesLocker

    The Taobao shopping experience

    do you use 58.com or 转转? that just seems a total mess, the filter part is near pointless! 😖
  24. A good clean up, that'd be nice.
  25. Hello guys! This is my first time ever applying to a CI scholarship and I just want some insight to try and put my mind at ease haha I applied yesterday to one semester scholarship in Chinese Language and reached stage 3 today (283hsk3/77hskk). I applied to BLCU and BFSU and checked both universities deadlines. Some people have been saying that I’m already applying late and that choosing Beijing it’s basically a dead end since they have probably filled their quota already.. Is there any truth to this? Btw how much of a deal breaker is the essay? Although I said everything I had to, I barely reached 400 characters. Thank you and best of luck 🙌🏻☺️
  26. Xuan

    Study Group 史記:《魏其武安侯列傳》

    Somethingfunny and I have decided to forgo the translations, as they are arduous and time consuming. Instead, we will just provide a brief summary of the text, and discuss questions and observations. My summary here is more akin to a loose translation, and turned out to be longer than I had intended, but perhaps that is not a bad thing. ---- Wu An left the court and met with Imperial Censor Han. Wu An expressed his anger about Han's irresolution in the court against Guan Fu, but Han countered that he (Wu An) is behaving like a child in a petty squabble. He said he should be humble, say before the court that he is at fault and offer to surrender his position. That way, people would recognize and honor his modesty, and that would put Weiji to shame. Later, the emperor allowed an official to investigate the charges against Guan Fu as written down, and found that what Weiji said about Guanfu did not match his true actions. The official accused Weiji of deception and had him imprisoned. Weiji was given written permission by the late emperor to come and have an audience with him at any time, should he encounter any trouble. Weiji tried to use this trump card, and sent a sibling to the current emperor to present his letter. The records in the palace were checked to verify that such permission was granted by the late ruler, but nothing was found; only Weiji had preserved his copy. Weiji was then condemned to be beheaded in public for falsifying imperial writ. In the fifth year of the emperor's reign, Guan Fu was doomed with all of his family, (and the executions were carried out). Weiji thought he would be next, but heard that the emperor had no intention of killing him. Later, there was a malign rumour about Weiji, which reached the emperor, and so he was executed. The following spring, Wu An took ill, and adamantly began to scream that he had done wrong. He had a person who could see sprits look upon him, and he saw Weiji and Guan fu standing over him, wanting to kill him. Thereupon, he (Wu An) suddenly died. His son succeeded him as lord, but was disrespectful at court. King An of Huainan's usurpation plot was exposed and put down. Under the previous emperor, the late Wu An had conspired with King An, saying, "The emperor has no heir, but you are very wise and are a decendant of Gaozu. When the he dies, who should take the throne if not you?" King An of Huainan gave him money for this. For the time Weiji served him, The current emperor never thought well of the late Wu An; he had only tolerated him because of his (Wu An's) relationship with the empress. Therefore, when he heard of Huannan's giving Wu An money, he said, "If the former Wu An were still alive, I would kill him, kith and kin!" The grand historian, reviewing the entirety of Weiji and Wu An's saga said, "Weiji could not recognize the change in the times, and Guan fu was tactless; they helped each other, but it caused their common downfall. Wu An was greedy for power, and petty grudge to undo Weiji and Guanfu. Oh, if you vent your anger on others, your life will not be long. If the masses do not respect you, you will fall victim to rumor and slander. How sad! From these come tragedy."
  27. Equipment footnote: Steaming is a popular way to prepare food in an ordinary Chinese home kitchen. Just about everyone has a steamer pot, some of which have several layers to allow steaming a vegetable in one layer while steaming a fresh fish in another layer just below. Many people also use these steamers to make steamed buns 馒头 mantou and stuffed buns 包子 baozi. Here's a look at my simple steamer. You can place food directly onto the perforated metal plate or, more commonly, onto a shallow bowl or dish. The latter way is more popular because it allows you to catch the cooking juices as they are released. You don't loose any flavor. Once the food is done, you need to lift out the hot dish. It's difficult with pot holders since there isn't much finger room. A hinged, claw-foot tool such as the one shown here, comes in very handy. Can't tell you how many times I burned my fingers before breaking down and spending 10 Yuan to buy this one. If you don't have a steamer pot, you can use the basket insert in your rice cooker. I often do that so as to cook a vegetable at the same time as making steamed rice 米饭。But you don't need to be cooking rice; you can just put water into the cast iron bowl. And if you don't have a rice cooker, it's easy enough to use your wok. Put water into the wok, bring it to a boil. Set the food dish on a wire trivet that is high enough and big enough around, and cover the wok with its lid. I have a collection of these wire trivets; several heights and diameters. They only cost about 10 Yuan each and they double as a way to protect your counter top from a hot pot or pan that is straight from the stove. Since moving to China, I find that I steam food more often than when I lived in the U.S. In talking with my Kunming friends, it seems they use this cooking method a lot too, some just about every day, especially in summer because it means you don't need to stand over a hot wok.
  1. Load more activity
×