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Author Topic: Specific Individual Expat Teachers You'd Like To Send Back Home- Via Catapult  (Read 38336 times)

dali-oh

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Re: Specific Individual Expat Teachers You'd Like To Send Back Home- Via Catapult
« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2007, 04:59:19 PM »
Does anyone remember last year the guy who was working in Suzhou, part-time, brought something like Ukranian money and fussed about not being able to get it changed into RMB, stole furnishings from the apartment he was put into, ran off without paying for anything? He had run from the US to get out of child support, left a newly bought car at the airport and went to the Ukraine to meet up with an internet-sweetie and arrived here having found a China internet sweetie when the Ukraine didn't work out for him. Tried to make his case on the saloon? Is that the kind of person you speak of? The catapult sounds like just what I wished for him at the time.
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Re: Specific Individual Expat Teachers You'd Like To Send Back Home- Via Catapul
« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2007, 06:07:04 PM »
I can identify with your post Raoul.  Most of the FT's that have annoyed me have in fact been Canadian newbies, and each one has disappeared back home (breaking contract in the process) long before I could get my hands on a catapult.  I have met a couple of great guys who had adapted to the life here and were just great fun, but with some of them, jeez "In canada...." every fifth sentence.  There was always something to moan about.  I've often wondered why there are so many Canadians in China.  For a country with a population of 30 million.  All of whom seem to deeply love their country.  I would guess that I've met more Canadians than USAnians here.  I would love, just once, to meet a Canadian that didn't particularly like their country.  One that would say 'You know what, life here is great.  Much better than back home'. 
I dunno that's just me.  It depends on my mood, but I often reply 'No, it's pretty ugly actually' to the automated 'Oh England.  So beautiful' response, which always follows on from the preferred opening gambit 'Where are you come from?'.  I'm so bored of it, I've now taken to delaying my response in order to bait them into a guess.  I don't mind going along with being Irish, Swedish, Russian, even French.  Beats me why anyone would get so worked up about being mis-took for another nationality.  What's so great about being Canadian/British/American?  Apart from the passport and the language.  If a taxi driver thinks I'm French then what the hell, I'll be French for quarter of an hour.  It's good fun.  Unless they can speak French.

Weirdest FT?  I don't know.  Probably the Canadian girl who decided after about three weeks of teaching she wasn't going to go to classes anymore.  The Russian guy she was sharing with told me she just used to stay in her room watching porn all day.  I later find out that not only was she an avid viewer, but she had a fair bit of experience in that field herself  afafafafaf

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Re: Specific Individual Expat Teachers You'd Like To Send Back Home- Via Catapul
« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2007, 12:56:56 AM »
Don't tell me after all that information you'd like to send her home.  ahahahahah

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Re: Specific Individual Expat Teachers You'd Like To Send Back Home- Via Catapul
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2007, 02:12:58 AM »
Sounds to me she was a dedicated researcher.

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Re: Specific Individual Expat Teachers You'd Like To Send Back Home- Via Catapul
« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2007, 02:29:51 PM »
as a canadian, i gotta say that one of the most annoying things that i find about my fellow countrymen is their dedication to canadian beer, which for the most part really isn't very good. i'd rather have a european beer any day of the week  agagagagag

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Re: Specific Individual Expat Teachers You'd Like To Send Back Home- Via Catapult
« Reply #20 on: September 15, 2007, 02:37:38 PM »
I very happy with Tsingtao, Harbin, or any number of other local beers.  Cheap, VERY drinkable and in very big bottles. 
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Re: Specific Individual Expat Teachers You'd Like To Send Back Home- Via Catapul
« Reply #21 on: September 15, 2007, 03:35:32 PM »
Never had any issues with Canadians, Ozzies, Kiwis, or the English. One Irish girl was pretty cool, but was influenced by a USAnian to see the darkseid of the force in anything that went wrong. The USAnian was just young, nothing wrong, just kept seeing things from a Spoon point of view.

Actually, I have never had any issues with USAnian teachers either. Teachers, that is. (except for the minor point that English is English, not American)

However, Nanning is home to the biggest load of retired USAnians seeking young Chinese wives I have ever seen. Many do kind of an elderly backpacker gig with a few paid classes without z visa, interspersed with private lessons and English corners that they get paid for at 100rmb per 2 hours, but I wouldn't call them teachers. They largely live off their pensions in a life of seedy semi-luxury while seeking some poor bint to marry them. Usually they finally end up with some hardfaced slag who has been around the lot a time or two, but they fail to see it, marry (having paid a LOT in all kinds of hong bao for weddings etc, plus 20,000 rmb for the mail order bride guy who ran the website,  but usually they don't know that), take them home, get divorced in a year or so once the (ahem) girl get a green card and lose a substantial amount in the process to set the girl up with her new life, then they come back to go around yet one more time.

It is sad but true.

I have also seen one English guy and one Ozzie in this category, but they weren't teachers.

I think these guys should be sent to whatever country they are from by trebuchet. Hell, don't aim, it don't matter what country they are from, or going to. Just load 'em in and cut the rope, spray them across the planet. Do it en mass and save rope. It is doing everyone a favour, including them.
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Re: Specific Individual Expat Teachers You'd Like To Send Back Home- Via Catapult
« Reply #22 on: September 16, 2007, 12:39:31 AM »
 bkbkbkbkbk - I love it!  This is sad but true.  You see a lot of this here in Jiangsu province as well.  The Chinese girls are honest about it when you ask them about it.  They are looking for money, not love.  They will almost always choose money.  Age is not an issue nor is appearance.  So you see the twiggy model types perched on the arms of seniors from USA, CA, UK (I even saw an Ozzie with a young bird).  My friend who owns a restaurant that is a favourite haunt for foreigners tells me that I see only a small part of this problem.  (He is youngish and is married to a local lady his own age or perhaps a year or two older at the most).  Slap them up the back of their heads and then cut the rope.
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Re: Specific Individual Expat Teachers You'd Like To Send Back Home- Via Catapul
« Reply #23 on: September 16, 2007, 01:26:32 AM »
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Slap them up the back of their heads and then cut the rope.
Be very careful, you bastards! I'll sic the Babe onto youse!! asasasasas asasasasas asasasasas
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Re: Specific Individual Expat Teachers You'd Like To Send Back Home- Via Catapul
« Reply #24 on: September 16, 2007, 05:41:08 AM »
This truly is an unfair situation.  Are there any Chinese men who would become so mesmerized by my blond hair that they would marry me and do my housework?  I didn't think so.

If you took a headcount, would more young Chinese girls rather marry a successful Chinese or a sagging foreigner?
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Re: Specific Individual Expat Teachers You'd Like To Send Back Home- Via Catapult
« Reply #25 on: September 16, 2007, 06:25:20 AM »
Sagging foreigner.

Hands down.

Yay!
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Re: Specific Individual Expat Teachers You'd Like To Send Back Home- Via Catapul
« Reply #26 on: September 16, 2007, 06:33:04 AM »
Yeah! afafafafaf
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Re: Specific Individual Expat Teachers You'd Like To Send Back Home- Via Catapult
« Reply #27 on: September 16, 2007, 07:08:13 AM »
Does anyone remember last year the guy who was working in Suzhou, part-time, brought something like Ukranian money and fussed about not being able to get it changed into RMB, stole furnishings from the apartment he was put into, ran off without paying for anything? He had run from the US to get out of child support, left a newly bought car at the airport and went to the Ukraine to meet up with an internet-sweetie and arrived here having found a China internet sweetie when the Ukraine didn't work out for him. Tried to make his case on the saloon? Is that the kind of person you speak of? The catapult sounds like just what I wished for him at the time.

Hah!Glad I'm not the only one who was thinking of this guy when reading this thread. Dude demanded to paid weekly and quit his job when they refused. Then he actually had the nerve to be surprised when they charged him the breach of contract penalty. What a maroon!

 I believe some forum members actually knew this guy personally. anyone knwo whatever became of him?
I would love, just once, to meet a Canadian that didn't particularly like their country.  One that would say 'You know what, life here is great.  Much better than back home'. 


That's me. Canada is just a place that issues my passport. To say I "don't particularly like it" is actually something of an understatement.My band once recorded a 27 song anti-Canada CD. It was very theraputic.
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Re: Specific Individual Expat Teachers You'd Like To Send Back Home- Via Catapul
« Reply #28 on: September 16, 2007, 11:11:19 AM »
I met the guy at the Suzhou mayday gig last year. Yes, he was a maroon. I couldn't understand what he was complaining about. It was all self inflicted and easily avoided assuming he had the necessary tissue to play spot the brain cell.

He didn't annoy me, though, I just ignored him, sat elsewhere. He did however whinge non stop as far as I could tell.

I don't even wonder what happened to him.

No, don't tell me; it can be one of life's little mysteries.
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Re: Specific Individual Expat Teachers You'd Like To Send Back Home- Via Catapul
« Reply #29 on: September 16, 2007, 12:01:01 PM »
No, don't tell me; it can be one of life's little mysteries.


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