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Tai Chi in Zhuhai

We had an amazing InternChina activity last weekend! InternChina organized a private Tai Chi teacher. We met him on a Sunday afternoon in a nice park here In Zhuhai for two hours. Unfortunately the teacher didn’t speak any English, but Morgan was able to translate everything for us. As none of us really had any idea what Tai Chi was all about, he started the class with an introduction for us.

Our Tai Chi Teacher And Morgan the Translator
InternChina – Our Tai Chi Teacher And Morgan the Translator

Tai Chi (Chinese: 太极, Taiji) is an art of self-defense and is very popular in China. Every morning, you can see Chinese people practicing Tai Chi on the streets and in the parks here. Kids get taught Tai Chi at school at a young age, and even in Western countries you can find a lot of schools for Tai Chi.

 basic positions in Tai Chi
InternChina – This is one of the basic positions in Tai Chi

Tai Chi is not purely applicable to self-defense, it is also good for maintaining your health. The Yin (negative, feminine, dark, formless, attracting) and Yang (positive, masculine, bright, substantial, repulsing) is the basis of Tai Chi. These two elements are opposites of each other and Tai Chi teaches to unify these two elements to ensure inner balance.

Trying to achieve inner balance :)
InternChina – Trying to achieve inner balance 🙂

After the introduction we started practising. The characteristics of Tai Chi are slow movements and the teacher showed us how to do it first and then we had to copy him. At first we thought “Oh that’s easy, we just have to copy the teacher!” No, it was not easy at all. Luckily, we were a small group of 8 people so the teacher had a good eye on each of us to correct our positions and movements.

tai chi lesson in zhuhai
InternChina – It’s all about balance!

There are a lot of mistakes you can make when practicing Tai Chi. For example: Stance – Try to ensure your feet are shoulder-distance apart, narrow stances mean you have to compensate in other areas to maintain good balance; Over-reaching – Try to resist the temptation to push out with your arms and upper body, consider moving in from the lower body rather than stretching out from the upper body; Posture – Think about keeping a straight line along the spine and these are just a few.

After those 2 hours of practising Tai Chi we were all done for  the day, and went to bed early. It seems to be an easy sport but when you do it in the right way, it is quite exhausting. It is impressive to see so many people practising Tai Chi every day in the early morning. Now we know, why the old Chinese people, who do Tai Chi on a daily basis are still active and can move like young people.

If you want to learn Tai Chi then apply now and come to Zhuhai!

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Halloween in China

InternChina – Happy Halloween

Historically, Halloween is an American tradition, however it has now spread all over the world. People everywhere are dressed up as scary monsters and bloody bodies. Of course the amount of people that dress up depends on the country they live in. Here in China they don’t have a national holiday for Halloween, so when people celebrate it, they do so on the weekend and usually near places where a lot of westerners are.

In Zhuhai you could only find two places where they celebrated Halloween. One was a western bar, called London Lounge and the other was at the bar street here in Zhuhai. Nearly all InternChina Interns went to the London Lounge. Arriving at the London Lounge, a lot of people were dressed up – but mostly western people. Afterwards we headed to the second Halloween location – the bar street. All trees in the Street were full of bright pumpkins. Walking down the street of clubs, some of the Chinese people were surprised by our look. Two night clubs were decked out in scary decorations.

china halloween party
china halloween party

Some international schools in Zhuhai had Halloween parties as well, but just during the day and with a lot of small children. Not scary enough for real Halloween experts.

halloween party
halloween party

Preparation for Halloween wasn’t that easy in Zhuhai. The underground market seemed to have ignored Halloween and offered the same stuff as usual. Only in the western supermarket Carrefour, there was a small section of Halloween costumes and decorations. If you are well prepared – so think about what you want to wear well in advance – you could order some costumes on the internet. However face paint could be found everywhere and, together with a lot of creativity, we made up our own last-minute-Halloween costumes. The ghost was pretty much the easiest 🙂

At least we had a lot of fun, celebrating Halloween here in Zhuhai.

If you want to celebrate Halloween together with other international interns in China apply now.

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InternChina Come Together 2013 – Charity event in Zhuhai!

 
Come together

cpaz.org.cn

 

On the 16th of October 2013, the Come Together 2013 Organisers and CPAZ (Charity) went to visit the town of PingSha (平沙镇) and handed out the money and Goodie Bags over to the student representatives and head teachers of 8 schools from the Zhuhai area, which covers the educational fees of 141 students.
2013年10月16日, Come Together慈善派对2013的主办方珠海爱心会去了平沙镇把筹集到的善款和爱心包交给了8所学校的学生代表和校长,这支付了141名学生的教育费用。

Contents:

  1. Thank you and Closing notes from the Come Together 2013 Organisers
  2. Timeline
  3. Links to published media
  4. What’s next? How can YOU help? Email: info@internchina.comjj@deltabridges.com

目录:

  1.  -主办方致谢词和2013 Come Together 慈善派对事记
  2.  -时间表
  3.  -媒体报道链接
  4.  -下一年,你能为这个活动做些什么?Email: info@internchina.comjj@deltabridges.com

 

This event has only been possible because of the incredible generosity from our Sponsors, Organisers, Volunteers, Partners and last but not least the Awesome Bands; which all Came Together to make such an event possible, rock the house and raise funds to help the underprivileged children of Zhuhai. Thank you so much!!
今年活动的成功归功于我们可爱的赞助商,组织者,志愿者,合作伙伴和乐队,他们的热情慷慨让活动走向了成功。卖力演出,筹集善款,以帮助解决来珠海弱势外来务工人员子女的教育问题。 再次感谢你们!

This is not a one-time event. We have now successfully organized a Come Together 2012 and 2013 and we look forwards to COME TOGETHER 2014.
这不仅仅是一场慈善活动,去年和今年我们成功的举办了两场国际慈善派对。我们期待2014年的!

We have succeeded in creating a fully transparent (thanks to Chief Accountant Mark Clayton from China 2 West) Charity event for the foreigners and Chinese of Zhuhai . Enabling us to give back to our local community in cooperation with the Zhuhai people, a licensed Charity (CPAZ), the support of the Chinese government, our local schools and communities.
我们已经成功地为珠海人的中外友人创建了一个完全公开透明的慈善派对,这要感谢活动的总会计师,来自China2West的Mark Clayton。以此更好的回馈给我们的地方社区,珠海友人,爱心会,还有政府,学校和合作商的支持。

 

We are extremely proud and again A big THANK YOU to everybody for Coming Together and helping our local community at the Come Together 2013 charity event held on Sunday 8th September 2013.
此次活动的举办是令人自豪的。再次感谢为了帮助本土弱势群体参与我们2013年9月8日活动的朋友们。

 

 

The Representatives from Come Together 2013:

InternChina, Deltabridges , China2West, CPAZ, ODM and  MindSparkz

2013 Come Together慈善派对的代表们

InternChina, 珠三角纵横 , China2Wes,t爱心会, ODMMindSpark

 

www.InternChina.com: Philippe Touzin, Sunny Sui, Jack Everett, Pia Faulhaber, Monika Wilamowski

www.DeltaBridges.com: Jean-Jacques Verdun, Kelly陈枚. 珠三角纵横

www.China2West.com: Mark Clayton

www.Cpaz.org.cn: Chen Ying (陈鹰) and Volunteers

www.TheOdmGroup.com: Joseph Fry

wwwMindSparkz.com: Luke Niederhofer 

 

 

Timeline of the day

活动时间表

Depart CPAZ office at 8:00am withOrganisers, CPAZ and volunteer cars. We brought with us the money and also the “love bags”.

8:00从爱心会办公室出发,主办方和爱心会带着筹集到的善款和爱心包前往平沙镇小学。

Pingsha Town

CPAZ Office

CPAZ(珠海市爱心促进会) Office in Zhuhai, address: 珠海市拱北水湾路223号

9:30: Arrived at CPAZ PingSha office- the PICC building
9:30分, 到达爱心会平沙办公室,PICC大厦

Group Photo

 

 

9:40; Presentation and speeches
Speeches were made thanking CPAZ and ComeTogether2013 for having organized such an event and providing financial support to the underprivileged Children and Families.
Speeches were made thanking the Children and Teachers for having come and asking them to study hard!
9:40;演示和演讲
感谢爱心会和ComeTogether2013举办这样好的活动,为弱势儿童和家庭提供财政支持。
感谢孩子和老师们的参与,希望学生们能专注于好好学习!

Vice-general manager of Zhuhai
From left to right : Mr He(PICC vice-general manager of Zhuhai, Mr Chen(Secretary of Youth League Committee of Pingsha), Mr Li (party committee members of Pingsha town), Mr Philippe Touzin (Come Together organizer and InternChina) and Mr Chen Ying 陈鹰 (Founder of CPAZ).

9:50; official opening of CPAZ office ceremony
9:50;爱心会办事处开幕仪式

CPAZ opened their first satellite office in PingSha town to help the local community, the event correlated nicely with the Come Together donations to give a good head start to the humanitarian undertakings
爱心会在平沙镇开设了他们的第一间办公室,以帮助当地社区有需要的群体。刚好Come Together活动的善款筹集为他们打响了头炮。

Group Photo2
From left to right: Mr Xie(PICC Manager for Jinwan district), Mr Philippe Touzin (Come Together organizer and InternChina), Mr ChenYing (陈鹰) (Founder of CPAZ), MR Li (party committee members of Pingsha town), Mr He (PICC vice-general manager of Zhuhai, Mr Chen(Secretary of Youth League Committee of PingSha.
左一、人保财险金湾支公司经理谢团, 左二、InternChina代表和COME TOGHTER 组织者代表Philippe Touzin, 左三、珠海市爱心促进会会长陈鹰,左四、平沙镇党委委员李享贤’ 左五、人保财险何雄副总经理,  左六、平沙团委书记陈少辉委员

Ms Li

Ms Li , One of the PingSha town schools (平沙实验小学) Teachers-giving a Thank you speech
李老师做感谢讲话,平沙实验小学教师

10:00, Come together 2013 representatives present the CT2013 event and amount raised for Tuition, Food, Transport and Love Bags for 141 students
10:00 Come Together 活动代表介绍了CT 2013活动和目前筹集到的金额将用于114位学生的学费,餐费,交通费和“爱心包”。

Philippe Touzin

Mr Philippe Touzin – Come Together organizer and InternChina
菲力浦-Come Together慈善活动组织者之一,来自InternChina

10:10; Ceremony of handing out the money and Love bags: to students and head teachers representing 8 schools in the local area.

A handful of student per school attended with their head teachers to receive the envelopes and bags for themselves and the other underprivileged students in their schools. These envelopes and bags will be handed out to the students on our list. The head teachers we met will all personally go to the families of the children to hand out the money and take the signatures as proof of receipt which will be available in the InternChina office for any who wish to see (this will take about 1-2 weeks to collect from the 16th of October onwards)

10:10: 典礼上移交了善款和爱心包给在当地8所学校的学生和班主任。

每所学校中的学生代表在他们的班主任和校长的陪同下,为自己和同学校的其他弱势学生领到的装有善款的信封和“爱心包”。这些信封袋和“爱心包”将通过学生代表交给我们名单上的学生。校长和班主任将上访受帮助学生的家庭,将善款交到学生家长手中,并在收据证明上签名,这将是任何人所希望看到的。(从10月16日起,大约需要1-2周来收集签名)

Group Photo3

 

!!!Come Together representatives handed CPAZ a BIG Cheque for 87768.7.-RMB!!! Come together 2013 活动代表爱心会移交了价值人民币87768.7元的支票。

From right to left: CPAZ volunteer, Ms Pia Faulhaber( InternChina), Monika Wilamowsky (InternChina), Ms Sunny Sui (InternChina), Mr Chen Ying 陈鹰 (founder of CPAZ), Mr Philippe Touzin (Come Together organizer and InternChina), Mr Joseph Fry ( The ODM Group representative) and Mr Luke Niederhofer ( The MindSparkz representative)

Love Bags

Handing out of Love Bags. Contents: school Bag, new uniform, pens, educational material and a Globe
分发爱心书包。包括:书包、新校服、笔、学习材料和一个地球仪

student representatives
The student representatives from 8 schools in the PingSha town area
这些学生代表平沙镇的8所小学

handling out of envelope containing

Handing out of envelope containing 550.-RMB: covers the cost of Tuition, Transport to school and food fees. The envelopes were then handed to the Head Teacher representatives so they could distribute it to the Parents and receives signatures as receipt.
分发爱心信封内有550元人民币。用来支付学杂费、交通费和餐费。信封发给各个校长,由他们转交费学生家长,家长收到后签字。

10:20; Photography session
10:20 合影留念

Everyone Come Together!

Group Photo4

Student representatives, head teachers, CPAZ, Come Together Organisers, P.R.C PingSha government officials, PICC managers
学生代表、校长、珠海市爱心促进会、Come Together慈善活动组织者、平沙镇政府代表、中国人民财产保险公司经理

10:30; Play games and mingle with students, teachers and gvt representatives. Transferring all the bags to cars for delivery to schools.
10:30 学生,老师,政府人员与活动代表玩游戏。将所有爱心包送往学校。

IC Interns

Sunny Sui, Monika Wilamowski and PiaFaulhaber

InternChina - Come together 2013
InternChina – Come together 2013

 Joseph Fry and Luke Niederhofer

InternChina - Come together 2013 - Kids opening their Love Bags
InternChina – Come together 2013 – Kids opening their Love Bags

Philippe Touzin2

Philippe Touzin

10:40: went to visit 平沙实验小学

IC Staff

From left to Right: Monika W., Pia F., Philippe T, Joseph F and Sunny S.

1st Year students

1st Year students doing Exercise
小学一年级学生上体育课

Come together2

Come Together Organisers and CPAZ chatting with students
Come Together 组织者、珠海市爱心促进会和学生们交流

11:10-12:10; went to visit 2 families (with their children) in 2 different villages who received aid through CT-2013

11:10-12:10: 跟随两位获得CT2013捐助的学生去他们家中探望。

– 1st Village: we met the Grandparents of Student He XiaoQing(何小琴). Her Mother passed away when she was 3 years old, her father ran away a couple of months later and she has since been cared for by her Grandparents.
– 第一条村子:我们遇见了学生何小琴的祖父母。获知在小琴她3岁的时候母亲就已经去世了,两三个月后她的父亲也离家出走,现在,她跟祖父母一起生活。

Grandfather

From Left to Right: Grandfather/Legal guardian of student, Mr Chen Ying 陈鹰(CPAZ), and student
从左到右:学生的爷爷/监护人、陈鹰(珠海市爱心促进会)、学生

2nd Village: three students lived in this house with their mother (the father ran away several years ago). The two brothers are sick with haemophilia(血友病) and need weekly medication. They were not in school that day due to having a fever. The mother was very kind and hospitable. We chatted and introduced to the children where were from. It was the first time they had met foreigners, not counting 5 nationalities! They were quite shy but very nice. The CPAZ volunteers decided to give a on the spot additional donation for this family, which led to emotions swelling high, and tears on both sides.
– 第二条村子:三位孩子和他们的母亲一起住(父亲几年前离家出走了)。其中两兄弟都患有血友病,需要每周用药。今天由于发烧所以没上学。母亲非常善良好客。我们给孩子们介绍我们来自哪里。这是他们第一次遇见外国人,还是来自5个不同国籍!他们很害羞,但非常友好。爱心会志愿者决定,当场为这个家庭给予额外的捐款,他们母亲当即流下了感激的泪水。

2nd Village

2nd Village
第二个村落

Group Photo

from Left to Right: 1stStudent, 2nd Student (brothers), Philippe T., CPAZ Volunteer, CPAZ volunteer, PiaF.
从左到右:学生、学生(兄弟)、菲力浦、珠海市爱心促进会志愿者、珠海市爱心促进会志愿者、Pia F.

 

12:30: Lunch in local restaurant with CT-2013, head teachers, gvt officials for Pingsha and PICC managers

12:30: CT-2013和校长,平沙政府人员代表和PICC经理在当地餐厅就餐

 

14:00: Event officially over and everyone returned home

14:00:活动正式结束了,返回珠海市区。

 

 

Remember to keep September 2014 free in your calendar for Come Together 2014!!!

请在您的日程上为20149Come Together慈善活动留下空位

 

 Links to published media

媒体报道链接:

 

-News Articles on Come Together 2013 – 16/10/2013

 

CPAZ websites:

爱心会网站:

 

DeltaBrides珠三角纵横 website for Come together 2013

 

 -InternChina

 

-Where to find pictures?

如何获取活动照片?

http://www.deltabridges.com/news/zhuhai-news/come-together-charity-2013-visiting-pingsha-town

 

 

What’s Next? How can YOU help?

下一届?能帮助些什么?

 

Email: info@internchina.com & jj@deltabridges.com

 

 

Come Together 2014 is currently in the process of being organized so that we can effectively lobby and secure bigger donations for next year’s event. But WE NEED YOUR HELP! How? Easy:

 

1)      Donations pledged to the Charity

2)      Prizes for the lucky draws

3)      Cash Sponsorships to cover the costs of the event (even though the actual costs are pretty low, it would be great if all could be covered so that all the profit from the drinks could directly go to the charity fund)

4)      Alcohol Sponsorships (to be sold during venue-to raise funds)

5)      Band to perform!

6)      Volunteers to help with the above and with the event itself.

 

 

2014年国际慈善派对目前正在计划筹备当中,为了在下一年的活动中能更有效的宣传和筹集到更多的善款,我们需要你的一臂之力,怎么帮?很容易:

1)承诺捐款

2)捐赠奖品用于抽奖环节

3)现金赞助活动经费(即使实际成本非常低,但如果可以覆盖所有酒水的费用,那更多售卖出的酒水利润可以直接捐至慈善基金)

4)酒水赞助

5)乐队演出!

6)志愿者帮忙上述或活动当天

 

Email: info@internchina.comjj@deltabridges.com

 

 

Remember to keep September 2014 free in your calendar for Come Together 2014!!!

请在您的日程上为20149Come Together慈善活动留下空位!

If you want to come join us and spread the love while also gaining valuable experience abroad, then apply now!

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Food Shopping in Zhuhai

Last time I told you a lot of things about the girlie-clothes-shopping side here in Zhuhai. Now it is time for the question “Where can I find fresh food to cook on my own?” There are several places to find food in Zhuhai. Where to go depends on what you want.
If you want to buy fresh meat and some vegetables you have to go to one of the “wet markets” here in Zhuhai, for example in the district of Gongbei. But I need to tell you one thing; these “wet markets” are different to what you have seen in Europe or in the US. Mostly the “wet market” is in one big building with a minimum of two crowded floors. One stand is next to the other but it’s sorted by sections of meat, vegetables and seafood.

You will find all sorts of seasonal and regional vegetables there and the price is quite cheap in comparison to our prices back in Europe. In the meat section you need to have a strong stomach. Nearly every kind meat could be found there, from duck and chicken up to sheep and beef.

vegetable marketing in zhuhai
vegetable marketing in zhuhai
duck meat
duck meat

This is the place where it starts to smell really strong, and along with the view, it’s kind of hard for me NOT to escape to the fresh air. I think seeing these pictures gives you a small idea of what you can find there. However, this is fresh meat which, if well cooked, tastes really good.

chinese meat market
chinese meat market

In those “wet markets” you also can buy fresh fish, but I would recommend buying fish at the fresh fish market in Xiangzhou near the port of the fishermen called Xiangzhou Yugang. Every morning the freshly caught fish is brought there. It is also a nice sightseeing part of Zhuhai. If you don’t like the typical markets here in Zhuhai, we also have the normal Western supermarkets.

fresh seafood
fresh seafood

Maybe you know “Carrefour” and “Wal-Mart” – those two supermarkets are representing the western food stores in Zhuhai. In those shops you can nearly find everything you need for the household: from food, beverages up to kitchen utensils and clothes. They also have an “imported goods” section – this is like paradise for us interns. Sometimes you can find goods from Germany like “Rittersport” chocolate, or from Italy, like pizza and pasta, and a lot more lovely things. So don’t be afraid of missing the homemade food – you can cook it yourself with all the goods from the western supermarkets.

If you want to see the fresh fish market or the Western supermarket with Pia apply now!

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Roller-Skate Party in Zhuhai

This week we had an InternChina event! We decided to have a Roller-Skate Party and we found a place in Zhuhai where you can roller skate until 2 am for just 8 RMB (not even 1 euro)!We met a 7.30pm to have a nice dinner together with the interns and then proceeded to the roller skate place, which was like an outdoor disco with music and disco lights. It was like back in the 80ies!!!

roller skating in zhuhai
roller skating in zhuhai

The skates were included in the price and you could even choose between roller skates and inline skates. Of course I chose the roller skates, otherwise I wouldn´t feel like partying in the 80s.  After not having stood on skates for about 8 years now, you can imagine how scared and how wobbly on my legs I was. Thankfully at least half the group felt the same way. The rest were pros though.

roller party
roller party

So in the beginning, the professionals were holding hands with the beginners. The Chinese people were so nice and they were all trying to help us. We were really thankful and I was so lucky that I didn´t fall. Of course Morgan had to try some new stuff like skating down a pipe and she fell twice! There were no injuries but it was quite funny.

morgan skating
morgan skating

Everybody had a lot of fun last night. We were watching each other fall, some of the interns had good moves on their skates and of course we were dancing on skates because it was a roller-skate disco. My dancing, however, mainly consisted of holding the rail with one hand and waving the other hand to keep my balance.
Everyone enjoyed the party thoroughly and the interns suggested to make it a weekly activity!

taking off skates
taking off skates

If you want to skate around with the InternChina team in Zhuhai,  apply now for an internship in Zhuhai!

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Qingdao Sailing Week

This week the International Sailing Federation ISAF world cup takes place in Qingdao.
From the 14th to the 19th of October 2013, Qingdao is not only host to a variety of different Sailing boats decorating the horizon but also to 131 sailors from 24 nations, including sailing world champions from all over the world.

The ISAF sailing world cup is said to be “the definitive guide to the best-of-the-best in the Olympic sailing world”. Starting in China before moving to Australia, the USA and finishing in Europe over 2000 sailors from 75 countries compete in it.

sailing in qingdao
sailing in qingdao

Right in time for the opening event, a shift in the wind brought a strong northerly breeze that took “the world’s finest Olympic sailing talents” close to their limits.
Wind speeds in between 20-23 knots (around 40 km/h) and gusts up to 30 knots (55 km/h) made the first races exciting to watch.

The schedule of the Sailing Week includes two days Qualification Series, three days Final Series with the concluding final day Medal Race.

Since Qingdao was host of the Olympic and Paralympic sailing regattas in 2008 an area of 450.000 square meters has been reconstructed with lots of new buildings, the port and regatta fields making Qingdao the perfect scene for the ISAF Sailing world cup.

qingdao kiting
qingdao kiting

With the strong breeze and sudden gusts the weather makes the races lots of fun to watch even though I have no clue about regattas, the rules or basically sailing at all.

And I am not the only one who thinks that Qingdao and its beautiful coastal area is the perfect scene for a Sailing World Cup.

“Qingdao is a wonderful city with a magnificent sailing culture. Every time I come to China I am overwhelmed by the Chinese hospitality with such friendliness. Qingdao has fantastic spirit, keep doing what you’re doing and ISAF looks forward to continuing our wonderful relationship for many years.”
– Carlo Croce – ISAF President.

For more information check out the official ISAF world cup website! http://www.sailing.org/worldcup/home.php

Would you like to explore Qingdao´s beautiful seaside as well? Then apply for an internship now!

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