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keral27 replied to the thread Office furniture sale - New and pristine condition on the Taiwan forum on April 13, 2015:
MilesDeep initially posted:
2 sofas (dark blue velvet) 1 glass desk 1 coffee table 1 LG flatscreen monitor (15 inch) 1 Epson Stylus Office printer 1 barber chair 2 metal foldable chairs 3 exhibition platforms (white wood) 5 exhibition partitions on wheels (white wood) Email for pictures and prices. Valid until August 2015.
keral27 replied on April 13, 2015 with:
Hi?I'm interested,my e-mail: keral_2006@126.com,thanks
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Nadiejda replied to the thread Evening babysitter in Taipei on the Taiwan forum on April 13, 2015:
atrevena initially posted:
Hello, My wife and I are looking for a babysitter for our 1 year old son. This would be for occasional evenings as he is already enrolled in day-care. We are based in Dazhi area. If you are interested, or know of anyone that might be, please let me know.
Nadiejda replied on April 13, 2015 with:
Good evening, I sent you a private message. All my best, N.
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property in Taiwan Hi All? My house is an independent three-story building,located at Toufen Township? Miaoli Country?in north of Taiwan. Several bus lines pass by my place ,leading to bus terminal ?10mins?and train station?20mins? where help you go anywhere in Taiwan. The rooms are equiped with air conditioners?with private bathrooms and a patio outside. If you are a family,we can even offer an entire floor... BTW?driving service with own car also can be offered in case of need reference attached https://zh.airbnb.com/users/show/8128470
victorp replied to the thread salsa meetup group on the Taiwan forum:
victorp initially posted:
hi everybody, i am going to taiwan/taichung/taipei in a couple months. i thought i will organize a meetup group for people who are interested in salsa dancing or simply just meeting new friends. I have created a meetup group for salsa dance in taichung. if you like to dance salsa or Latin dance, great let's get together. if you have never done Latin dance, well, let it be a great excuse :) to make new friends! so feel free to join the group, and let meet up!
victorp replied most recently with:
http://salsa300.dance
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A reader commented on the Expat Report Review of Taipei American School in Taipei, Taiwan
Review-of-Taipei American School
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
The school has a nice campus that is badly in need up updates. Ther are many opportunities for after school activities. The ones for elementary school are pricy. (Continue)
A reader replied most recently with:
Moved back to the US and realized how my children suffered in this very Asian school. They were thought of as 'dumb' by all the kids. Teachers don't help this srerotype. This is a Asian school, not American at all. Looking back should have done the European School. Lots of bullies in the middle school.
A reader replied recently with:
Don't be fooled by the name American. This is a Chinese School with a very few amount of westerners. Asian parents pushing their kids, not friendly administrators. White kids are seen as stupid. Big bullying problem. School asks for money all the time. Elementary school classes have kids who don't speak English. We moved our kids to the European School. More tolerant.
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timothymichael222 replied to the thread bringing my 8-year old son with me to taiwan on the Taiwan forum:
wattsco01 initially posted:
I am considering moving back to Taiwan. I spent a year there 10 years ago. I'm sure things have changed dramatically. The last time I was there I was working as a photographer, teacher, actor, and handled sales and marketing for a Taiwanese trading company. I have a BA in Broadcast Communications a TESOL certificate and experience teaching English in more than one country. I don't think it would be difficult to get back into the groove but.....I will now have my eight year old son in tow. I am doing research on what would be available to me for him. I.E schools, tutors, babysitters for when I can't be with him, etc. I am hoping to start hooking up with both expats and locals before I actually come there, because I do remember this: It is not what you know but who you know. If anyone on this site reads this, I would be truly grateful for any input you have. I do not want to move my son-who would follow after I have set things up-into a situation that would not be a positive experience. I am not going to be sponsored by a large company, but I do have some monthly income set up from the US, but would not be able to put him in an expensive private school. I'm thinking home schooling with the support of an online school that can help me with the curriculum. I do know from my last visit that there are groups of expats with kids that do a sort of home schooling group. I have not been able to find any info online and know I need to probably be there to find them. But I can hope. I'll be honest; I am not just considering this for him-exposure to the language and culture at this age would definitely be valuable- but also for me. I miss Asia and want to move back, but I do not want to be one of those parents that crams information and experiences down my sons throat with the misconceived idea that it is for his own benefit. I will probably come over in January of 2015 to check things out. I can do this easily because I can fly to pretty much any major international airport for free. Once again any input would definitely be appreciated. Thank you for time and consideration Best Regards, Weston
timothymichael222 replied most recently with:
Hi Weston, I think there are numerous options available for your son. I teach at one of the expensive private schools on the island (yeah, you would pretty much need a corporate package!), but I have friends from France who put their 6 or 7 year old in public school here and have been quite satisfied. He had no Chinese (or English) to start with, and became generally fluent within a year. Obviously, there would be challenges with that approach, but it might be worth it. I have forwarded your question on to my friends who live in Taipei, and I hope to hear back from them soon. I encouraged them to join this forum. If you have any questions, feel free to PM me through this forum. I will post their answer if they reply to me directly. Good luck! ~Tim
donjuanc replied most recently with:
Hey Weston, I brought my two children to China last year and they were 10 and 11 at the time. If you're going to work as a teacher, you could work a deal along with the school contract where your son can attend classes to learn to write and speak Chinese. My kids were taking kindergarten and first grade Chinese along with their grade level classes plus I did some home schooling. I wanted to have them stay a second year, but they didn't like China as much as me, even though I assumed they would adjust better than me as kids. They're back home in the states with mom and family. It was a good experience for them to have in their life, and they learned some Chinese, but not enough in a year. Hope that helps.
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keral27 replied to the thread Nanny/AuPair Available in Taipei on the Taiwan forum:
mai1229 initially posted:
Please PMs me for more information if you are interested in hiring a FT/PT nanny/au pair for your children. Looking forward to hearing from you soon. Regards, Yvonne
keral27 replied most recently with:
Hello Jim, I sent you a PM several days ago, I wonder if you still need a nanny,please. Regards, Keral keral_2006@126.com
jimdida replied most recently with:
Hi Yvonne, My Name is Jim from the USA living in Taiwan, and looking for a full time nanny for my son who is 2 and half years old. Thanks Jim
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CatherineY posted Accounting/Finance job on the Taiwan forum:
Hi there, I'm an experienced CPA currently working in Toronto, Canada. I currently work as a Finance Director dealing with financial reporting, controls and tax. I have also worked extensively at a Big Four firm in both audit and tax. I am looking to move to Taiwan in the next year, however I would like to secure a job first. I also read and speak Mandarin as I was born in Taiwan. Any tips/suggestions on where I should look? Much appreciated.
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donjuanc posted Taiwan vas. other Asian countries on the Taiwan forum:
I just recently moved to Taiwan from China and I have a question for anyone experienced with Taiwan or Asia, over all. I also visited other Asian countries in the last two years, and I have found that Taiwanese people are not as friendly and open as was my experience in China, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia. I have found them to be more similar to the way locals act in Singapore or Hong Kong. I'm asking because I was told people here was nicer than Chinese but it hasn't been like that at all, including, I have to admit, my attempts to meet Taiwanese women. Any feedback, anyone?
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AdrianJTapping posted Temporary Staff on the Taiwan forum:
Would anyone know where I can source temporary staff to distribute a newsletter at an event in Taipei next week?
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