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BUT THEY PROMISED "WESTERN STYLE HOUSING."

 
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ESL Guru



Joined: 18 May 2003
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2003 3:52 am    Post subject: BUT THEY PROMISED "WESTERN STYLE HOUSING." Reply with quote

The advert said "Western style housing"!

Now was that Old West, Wild West, Western Virginia, Western Kentucky,
West Los Angeles or ??????????

A Chinese interpretation of what western housing must be like but never actually seen or experienced??
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Stephen



Joined: 02 Feb 2003
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2003 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In Taiwan, help finding an apartment may mean being given a copy of the property pages in the papers, or directed to an estate agent (do you call them an estate agent, if they arange rental or only if they sell? anyway.. such agents are not the best way to do this.) This does not always happen, but I have heard of cases.

Stephen
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Capergirl



Joined: 02 Feb 2003
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2003 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hahahahaha Laughing

In Korea, "Western style" housing meant our pantry-sized apt. had an above-ground toilet. Confused

When making arrangements for Taiwan, the recruiter (oh I know, baaaaad move and I did it twice) said that the apartment was "a house, really". This "house" he spoke of was a small dorm-style room with a bed, a clothing rack, and sweet *bleep* all. The bathroom was a tiny closet of a room (toilet only) across the hall on a balcony. (Fun during typhoons.) The best part of all was that this "house" was situated above the garage of my boss' "house" (which was an apt. "really"). Rolling Eyes
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tjpnz2000



Joined: 22 May 2003
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2003 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah... I don't think they are lying I think the place looks just like the ones in Western China.

Laughing
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Lee_Marrero



Joined: 07 Jul 2003
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Location: Saigon, Vietnam

PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2003 1:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I lived in Korea I had a 5 bedroom 5 bathroom apartment that I shared with a Candian girl. We we supposed to share with more teachers but one got married to a Korean girl and moved in with her, another wanted to live alone etc. It was awesome we had a formal dining room, 2 sofas regular sized fridge etc. Too bad we lived in Bundang, a long 1 hour subway ride to downtown seoul
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