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confucius

I already made fun of this in Thorn Tree in light of some recent posters who ask about the most remote parts of China because they just accepted a one year assignment without knowing one thing about their destination. Sure there are hundreds of misleading English teacher ads on sites like tefl.com and Daves ESL Cafe but you know what? There are thousands of poorly qualified native speakers calling themselves "English teachers" who absolutely deserve what they are signing up for.

Any experienced English teacher will easily dismiss an advertisement for a position in Henan province unless it's something cool like teaching English to Shao Lin kung fu monks. What kind of salary can one expect to earn in Henan province? The best jobs are in Guangdong's Pearl River Delta, Beijing, Shanghai, and a few secondary cities like Dalian and Tianjin. Henan province? No further introduction required. These places feel obligated to exaggerate their conditions in order to compete with the big cities and coastal destinations, thus the appearance of amazing natural scenery and those lovely chirping birds just outside the window of the high-tech computer research facility.

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confucius

Dear Mr. T:

Henan province does not make the Confucius Top 10 list of great places to work in China. If I were to compile a top 20 list then there's hope it could tie for the 20th position with Inner Mongolia but only if the employment package includes free kung fu lessons from a Shao Lin Temple master's granddaughter. (and only if she's good looking and can speak French!)

You amuse me.

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tokyo_girl

I am quite sure Confucius will rest well in that knowledge.

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cometrue
but only if the employment package includes free kung fu lessons from a Shao Lin Temple master's granddaughter. (and only if she's good looking and can speak French!)

you really deserve your name, "color wolf", 孔夫子说:“食色,性也!”haha,kidding!

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smithsgj
This forum is not worth the effort.

Well actually some of us quite like it!

Are you still waiting for your fantasy to "cometrue".
我的天, 妳在那裡?

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cometrue
This forum is not worth the effort.

Well actually some of us quite like it!

Are you still waiting for your fantasy to "cometrue".
我的天' date=' 妳在那裡?[/quote']

lol, so sad i m not a homosexual!

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cometrue
Are you still waiting for your fantasy to "cometrue"

sure! but my fantasy is just speaking four languages fluently, so how about you? how about the girl who speaks french?

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confucius

The girl who speaks French is in Singapore with me slowly becoming fluent in body language.

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cometrue
The girl who speaks French is in Singapore with me slowly becoming fluent in body language.

oh,really? then good luck, the girl!

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smithsgj

con: Don't tell me you've managed to pull 芳芳 you old lech.

com: 我的媽呀, 她是**女的**

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cometrue
con: Don't tell me you've managed to pull 芳芳 you old lech.

com: 我的媽呀' date=' 她是**女的**[/quote']

lol! yep!

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confucius

Vachement bandante, ma petite fleur 芳芳! Je suis un bourreau des coeurs Chinois....chaque chien a son jour, particulièrement à Singapour!

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cometrue

bonne chance,dude!

A un de ces jours !

(though i dont know what the hell im talking about)

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