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Guest 19.04.2007 23:08

Any other Chinese out there?
 
Hi ladies and gentlemen!

Just wondering how many of you out there are of Chinese origin?

I will be staying for a while and would be glad to know more people, Chinese or not!:msnsmile:

aurora_borealis 19.04.2007 23:13

Re: Any other Chinese out there?
 
hello and welcome to the forum

Rex 19.04.2007 23:17

Re: Any other Chinese out there?
 
I was wondering. What are the 5 myths about China that most people have?:D

Ella 19.04.2007 23:35

Re: Any other Chinese out there?
 
yes my coach, you will find a few Chinese here;)

mochii 20.04.2007 03:33

Re: Any other Chinese out there?
 
hihi welcome to th forum, enjoy yourself yea :)

kayew 03.07.2008 19:58

Re: Any other Chinese out there?
 
I have a job for a fluent Chinese speaker/writer in Freiburg if anyone is interested...

HAT 03.07.2008 20:13

Re: Any other Chinese out there?
 
me me memememememe!!
But I am not from CHINA.

HAT

standardgirl 04.07.2008 17:38

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Quote:

Originally Posted by kayew (Post 260924)
I have a job for a fluent Chinese speaker/writer in Freiburg if anyone is interested...

out of curiosity, doing what? :confused:

smiledancing 04.07.2008 17:52

Re: Any other Chinese out there?
 
Yeah, I am a real Chinese girl.. :)

Proud of it now and ever...

Glad to meet friends from China or any place in the world. I am in Lausonne...

Hsiang 04.07.2008 21:10

Re: Any other Chinese out there?
 
me too! but not from china :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rex (Post 52934)
I was wondering. What are the 5 myths about China that most people have?:D

i got 1 for u: that chinese eat dogs and cats like europeans do chicken. my swiss landlady, who owns 2 cats, asked me just that...

HAT 04.07.2008 22:33

Re: Any other Chinese out there?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Hsiang (Post 261859)
me too! but not from china :)



i got 1 for u: that chinese eat dogs and cats like europeans do chicken. my swiss landlady, who owns 2 cats, asked me just that...

I believe in some parts of China, this is true. Dogs are bred in farms for human consumption, but not the chiwawas or ****zus. Not sure about cats though, first time I heard. They are too thin. No meat.

I have eaten snake soup in Hong Kong, and that really taste like chicken soup.

But if someone from Zurich says "Gruezi", it does not mean the WHOLE of CH speaks Gruezi.... does it?

HAT

dlpeiyee 05.07.2008 00:30

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hi

me too another chinese but not from china...

Dorothy

Hsiang 05.07.2008 02:25

Re: Any other Chinese out there?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by HAT (Post 261902)
But if someone from Zurich says "Gruezi", it does not mean the WHOLE of CH speaks Gruezi.... does it?HAT

i agree... well, the east is still very mythical to many people, though it shouldn't be, what with internet and all. what can i say, besides "I promise not to eat your cat"? if i said, cats too skinny, no meat, i'm perpetuating another myth, that i might eat a cat, if it were fat.

troisvie 06.07.2008 09:44

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Hi, my husband and I are Chinese although he grew up in France and I grew up in the US. We've lived in Hong Kong for 11 years and will be moving to Canton Neuchatel this September. When we went for a "look-see" in Neuchatel two weeks ago, we joked about how excited we were whenever we spotted a "brother" or "sister".

I hope we can stay in touch with our chinese roots that we've honed from living in HK the past several years and especially for the benefit of our two young sons who were born in HK.

I hope to find some kind of chinese group when we get to CH to meet with regularly - I was told there might be a chinese cultural center in Lausanne. Does anyone know if there is a chinese school or center that provides intermediate Mandarin classes for kids?

By the way, I have never eaten any "weird" foods like chicken feet, cow stomach, etc, much less a cat or a dog. I'm even thinking twice about eating pork now after I read an article that pigs were similar to humans in terms of skin, flesh and organs!

meiteoh 04.08.2008 15:46

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Me...

I'm a Malaysian-Chinese married to a French - yes, one of those intercultural/interethnic marriages. So far, I'm adjusting pretty well. There are a few places where I get Asian stuff - I cook Chinese so no eating at Chinese restaurants for me...

The language school at Migros offers Mandarin classes. Maybe you can check it out. :)

elelow 04.08.2008 16:47

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Hi everyone,

My parents are from Singapore but I grew up in London so to be honest feel very English, plus I dont speak any Chinese... (not even food cantonese)!

I wanted to comment about this eating dogs, cause for me this is kind of getting old people making jokes about this! If any Swiss people give you a hard time for eating dogs, then remind them that it is also a swiss tradition to eat dogs... Check out the info I found on the net about this!

Cheers Eleanor, from Basel!

Switzerland
According to the November 21, 1996, edition of the Swiss newspaper Rheintaler Bote, the rural Swiss cantons of Appenzell and St. Gallen are known to have had a tradition of eating dogs, curing dog meat into jerky and sausages, as well as using the lard for medicinal purposes.

Dog sausage and smoked dog jerky remains a staple in the Swiss cantons of St. Gallen and Appenzell, where one farmer was quoted in a regional weekly newspaper as saying that “meat from dogs is the healthiest of all. It has shorter fibers than cow meat, has no hormones like veal, no antibiotics like pork.”

The production of food from dog meat, however, is illegal in Switzerland.

meiteoh 04.08.2008 16:53

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If anyone were to tell me that or ask me that, I just ask them "Do you eat horse and rabbit meat?" I figure that if it were a pet or work animal, it's in tandem with them asking me that question. Kind of old really but it just goes to show how much exposure that person has of a foreign culture.

What's "food cantonese" btw?

elelow 04.08.2008 17:00

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Good point... will remember that next time this comes up!

Food cantonese, this is basically the art of speaking chinese in a restaurant, being able to order food! Some peoples chinese is limited to only ordering food. But dont really have that problem here, as I dont eat chinese food in Swizterland!

qiong 01.10.2008 09:06

Re: Any other Chinese out there?
 
Hi,

I am Chinese and currently living in Vienna, but thinking about relocating to Basel.

Is there a large Chinese community in Basel? Are they located in one place, or more spread out?

Are there Chinese supermarkets there? In Vienna, there are some (but sometimes the food is not so fresh.)

What about the normal supermarkets? How is the selection of fresh vegetables and seafood? Are they reasonably priced? In Vienna, it is not so bad, but I didn't find as many green vegetables and, of course, all the fish is already dead :msntongue:

Thanks!

Qiong

Kayser Soze 01.10.2008 09:18

Re: Any other Chinese out there?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Hsiang (Post 261859)
that chinese eat dogs and cats like europeans do chicken. my swiss landlady, who owns 2 cats, asked me just that...

Well you should tell your Swiss landlady, that so do the Swiss in some regions of Switzerland :msnsarcastic:


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