ABC Expat in HK

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  1. #11

    Join Date
    May 2004
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    Veggie, HK
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    >> flip through the many magazines I see on the stand, but too bad

    nevermind, i undertsand all these magazines,
    most of them are half-true or even untrue stories and gossips,
    i do not waste time to read them even i understand.
    But it is hard on someone's entertainment needs.


  2. #12

    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Washington DC for a few more months
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    My main concern is whether I will be able to get + keep a job w/ my VERY limited Cantonese and zero Mandarin ability. Guess I'll have to find a co where there are a lot of Westerners...


  3. #13

    Join Date
    Aug 2004
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    HK
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    There are many ABC BBC here in HK. They’re fine even they speak Chinese just enough to say hi to others. Talking about workplaces, if you’re being hired by US-/UK-/any other European based companies, there won’t be a problem. Most of these companies will request staff from clerk to GM/CEO... be ‘good command of’ or proficient in English. There are always 5/5 Chinese and foreigners at mid- to top-management levels. Good luck.

  4. #14

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    Aug 2004
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    Thanks, Xin, and everyone else!


  5. #15

    Join Date
    Apr 2004
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    64

    stanyee...

    well maybe you can take some cantonese or mandarin course in your spare time...

    I took Mandarin last year for one whole year...and my Mandarin is way better than my Cantonese...which is funny coz I was born in HK..and not China or Taiwan...

    Mandarin is not too difficult to learn..coz they have a pronouciation system that uses the alphabet...

    Good luck to u...I dont think it will be too hard for you to get a job! =)


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