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The Quick Question Section... 3 years 8 months ago #8290

I thought we could have a thread where we need an answer to a small/quick/stupid question but don't want to start up a whole new thread.

There are many times I need to ask a little question about life in Nanjing or just a general inquiry but don't know where to turn.

For example sometimes I might need to know what bus will get me from one place to another. So perhaps our Chinese friends on HN could help out with something like that?
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Re:The Quick Question Section... 3 years 8 months ago #8292

So I'll go first...

I have a big bucket of small change/coins (1 mao - 1 kuai). Is there a machine in a bank or somewhere where I can dump them into and get some proper notes?
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Re: The Quick Question Section... 3 years 8 months ago #8293

where can I find natural henna hair die? And a hair shop that does the dying for me as well as it is a huge hustle and very time consuming (3 hours)
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Re:The Quick Question Section... 3 years 8 months ago #8294

Also, have another one...

I'm getting hungry and I want pasta. Do u think they sell pasta in big Suguo's or Trust Mart?
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Re:The Quick Question Section... 3 years 8 months ago #8295

Patric wrote:
So I'll go first...

I have a big bucket of small change/coins (1 mao - 1 kuai). Is there a machine in a bank or somewhere where I can dump them into and get some proper notes?

not that I am aware of, you usually give them to the bank counter assistant and they will count and give you notes in exchange. You need to make sure that you divide the 1rmb coins from the rest. Else you these coins come in handy for public transport or passing some money on to the less fortunate on the streets
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Re:The Quick Question Section... 3 years 8 months ago #8297

Patric wrote:
Also, have another one...

I'm getting hungry and I want pasta. Do u think they sell pasta in big Suguo's or Trust Mart?

Only the really big Suguos that have a foreign/imported section.
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Re:The Quick Question Section... 3 years 8 months ago #8299

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Patric wrote:
Also, have another one...

I'm getting hungry and I want pasta. Do u think they sell pasta in big Suguo's or Trust Mart?

Only the really big Suguos that have a foreign/imported section.

That's what I thought. Cheers Red. Guess I'll be having bolognese sauce with potatoes instead. An Iresh guy should always have potatoes in stock;)
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Re:The Quick Question Section... 3 years 8 months ago #8304

Patric wrote:
Also, have another one...

I'm getting hungry and I want pasta. Do u think they sell pasta in big Suguo's or Trust Mart?

Patric, what is Trust Mart, what sort of goods do they have there, and where is it located ???
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Re:The Quick Question Section... 3 years 8 months ago #8307

Patric wrote:
Also, have another one...

I'm getting hungry and I want pasta. Do u think they sell pasta in big Suguo's or Trust Mart?

Carrefour has a good selection of pasta and sauces. Maybe try Ivy? :dunno:
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Re:The Quick Question Section... 3 years 8 months ago #8310

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Patric, what is Trust Mart, what sort of goods do they have there, and where is it located ???[/quote]

It's just a supermarket like Suguo or RT Mart. I don't know what they're called in Chinese but there are many of them around town.
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Re:The Quick Question Section... 3 years 8 months ago #8313

Pasta & Sauce: Net, Carefore, Walmart, BHG at Aqua City, or Ivy. (Places I have been for it).
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Re:The Quick Question Section... 3 years 8 months ago #8314

Those mao and 1rmbs are killing me too. Ive got big jars of them.
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Re:The Quick Question Section... 3 years 8 months ago #8339

Patric wrote:
So I'll go first...

I have a big bucket of small change/coins (1 mao - 1 kuai). Is there a machine in a bank or somewhere where I can dump them into and get some proper notes?

I collected them too in my first year here in China and then ended up bringing them to the bank. The poor guy behind the counter had to count them by hand.
My piggy bank (yes, I do have one) mainly contained 1 mao/5 mao coins and notes and I got 80RMB back.

From then on I started using my small coins to pay for the bus, buy cheap street food or give to begars/street musicians.
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Re:The Quick Question Section... 3 years 8 months ago #8342

Does anyone know the exact dates of the October/National Holiday? Is it from the 1st to the 7th? Thinking of going on a holiday for it.
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Re:The Quick Question Section... 3 years 8 months ago #8343

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Does anyone know the exact dates of the October/National Holiday? Is it from the 1st to the 7th? Thinking of going on a holiday for it.

Yes, according to the TravelChinaGuide the holiday will be from Fri. October 1st to Thurs. October 7th.
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Re:The Quick Question Section... 3 years 8 months ago #8344

maaaaan, does anyone know about my henna question? anyone? Pleaseeeeeee ... any locals who know of henna hair die stuff ???? HELP, I'll buy the one who has an answer for my question an ice cream "dairy queen" ice cream :) deal?
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Re:The Quick Question Section... 3 years 8 months ago #8346

Frantastic wrote:
maaaaan, does anyone know about my henna question? anyone? Pleaseeeeeee ... any locals who know of henna hair die stuff ???? HELP, I'll buy the one who has an answer for my question an ice cream "dairy queen" ice cream :) deal?

Oh duuuuuude don't you have an easier question? I can tell you where to buy tampons, shower gel or normal hair stuff that you chicks use.

Damn it woman, is this what it takes to get a date with you? :naughty:

I want ice cream :squint:
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Re:The Quick Question Section... 3 years 8 months ago #8348

Cheers Mr Epic. Don't know why I couldn't find that myself. :blush:
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Re:The Quick Question Section... 3 years 8 months ago #8816

Hey?why not buy it online?
Sometimes I like hunting a bargain at Taobao.com .
I almost can buy everything i need at Taobao?its a shopping paradise for girls.
Im sure you can find what you need there?i think the stuff you need is ????or????
But do you speak chinese?the website is in chinese.
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Re:The Quick Question Section... 3 years 8 months ago #8843

The following are useful for English-speakers wanting to use Taobao:

taobaofieldguide.com/

taobaofieldguide.com/taobao-in-english
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