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Where do you work? (near)
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Pick the nearest location listed to your working city
Shanghai - Suzhou - Nanjing (Jiangsu only)
24%
 24%  [ 22 ]
Beijing, Tianjin (or nearby)
10%
 10%  [ 9 ]
Xiamen, Huangzhou ( Fujian, Zhejiang )
8%
 8%  [ 8 ]
Shenzhen and Guangdong only
10%
 10%  [ 9 ]
Sichuan, Hainan, Yunnan
4%
 4%  [ 4 ]
NORTHWEST CHINA (Hohhot, Qinghai, Gansu)
4%
 4%  [ 4 ]
NORTHEAST CHINA (Harbin, Dalian)
6%
 6%  [ 6 ]
CENTRAL CHINA (Wuhan, Xian)
10%
 10%  [ 9 ]
SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST CHINA (GX, GZ, HN, JX)
10%
 10%  [ 9 ]
None/Other/Not Living in China
11%
 11%  [ 10 ]
Total Votes : 90

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rattie



Joined: 17 Mar 2005
Posts: 78
Location: Anhui

PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

John P, I always feel left out Crying or Very sad I was always that kid at the back calling out 'hey wait for me'. Poor little tacker.

I'm not in central China, just a wee bit south of the river, on the river actually, and on the border of Jiangsu province. Getting to Jiangsu border takes about 10 minutes on the bus, Nanjing is an extra 30 minutes. Bit of an industrial no mans' land, but I like it.

Still don't have a square to tick though!!!!
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johntpartee



Joined: 02 Mar 2010
Posts: 3206

PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who's gonna know, bro?
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rattie



Joined: 17 Mar 2005
Posts: 78
Location: Anhui

PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dearest John,

Not a bro!!!!! I'm a sis Laughing
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johntpartee



Joined: 02 Mar 2010
Posts: 3206

PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get thee to a nunnery. The province you're in borders Hubei. Close enough, gal.
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GeminiTiger



Joined: 15 Oct 2004
Posts: 999
Location: China, 2005--Present

PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wangdaning wrote:
GeminiTiger wrote:

While GD is definitely SE China, I think it would have enough differences in itself to qualify for it's own region and I expected a lot more votes for what I assume to be a heavily populated area with FTs.


I wouldn't agree with that anymore than for any other Chinese province. What are the differences that qualify it for its own region?

Not trying to argue, just curious.


Guangdong is home to 100 million Chinese and has the highest GDP of any province, beside this Cantonese Chinese language and culture is quite different.

Also, I just assumed a lot of people worked there. Smile
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choudoufu



Joined: 25 May 2010
Posts: 3236
Location: Mao-berry, PRC

PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ummm, would it not make more sense to have
hainan included with guangxi?
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GeminiTiger



Joined: 15 Oct 2004
Posts: 999
Location: China, 2005--Present

PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

choudoufu wrote:
ummm, would it not make more sense to have
hainan included with guangxi?


Sichuan, Hainan, Yunnan got grouped together because of my subjective feeling that they are simply awesome places to be. They are related in that they are not very developed, have a low cost of living, loaded with tourists both native and international and finally due to the low percentage of ESLs who get the chance to work in these places.

For most people Sichuan, Hainan, Yunnan are simply places we visit for holidays. Consider it the "holiday ESL zone" Smile
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Mikeylikesit114



Joined: 21 Dec 2007
Posts: 95

PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:37 am    Post subject: Qingdao Reply with quote

Qingdao, Shandong province. Yes, I know I'm lucky.
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GeminiTiger



Joined: 15 Oct 2004
Posts: 999
Location: China, 2005--Present

PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of course the poll is not perfect, I think that would actually be impossible.

If your city or province is not listed simply look at the default locations...

NORTHWEST CHINA (Hohhot, Qinghai, Gansu)
NORTHEAST CHINA (Harbin, Dalian)
CENTRAL CHINA (Wuhan, Xian)
SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST CHINA

I do believe that would cover everything, not specifically mentioned.
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GreatApe



Joined: 11 Apr 2012
Posts: 405
Location: South of Heaven and East of Nowhere

PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Count me among the Guangdong camp.

I'm also surprised that Shenzhen/Guangdong doesn't have more votes ... maybe the foreigners working in Guangdong aren't voters! Laughing

--GA
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Denim-Maniac



Joined: 31 Jan 2012
Posts: 1238

PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ive just voted as a 'not in China' person.

When I have been in China Ive worked in the places described as 'paradise'. A couple of years in Hainan (paradise? Hmmm) and Yangshuo, near Guilin.

A meet-up would be hilarious. Seen so many clashes on the forum it would be interesting to see what would happen face-to-face!
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Javelin of Radiance



Joined: 01 Jul 2009
Posts: 1092
Location: The West

PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Denim-Maniac wrote:
A meet-up would be hilarious. Seen so many clashes on the forum it would be interesting to see what would happen face-to-face!

We could have regional meetups and any survivors could meet for a final showdown in one location.
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Ariadne



Joined: 16 Jul 2004
Posts: 960

PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Several years ago I met a FT who was just visiting our campus. After chatting for awhile I suddenly recognized him. "You're XXX from Dave's ESL Cafe!!" He asked me how I knew, and all I could say was that I knew him through his posts.

I think we do get to know folks here on the boards. Not everyone, not well, but it is possible to get a pretty darn good idea about people.


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GreatApe



Joined: 11 Apr 2012
Posts: 405
Location: South of Heaven and East of Nowhere

PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@ Ariadne ... LMAO! ... THAT is a hilarious story!

I work as the Director of the English Department at an International School, so I interview and evaluate potential teachers all the time ... I've often wondered if I would run into someone who's a regular on Dave's ESL Cafe. It hasn't happened yet, but I keep thinking it will -- eventually!

--GA
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GeminiTiger



Joined: 15 Oct 2004
Posts: 999
Location: China, 2005--Present

PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The more votes this gets the closer it gets to being somewhat accurate. A new season arrives and with it fresh fish who have not yet voted.
Smile
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