China Mid Autumn Holiday

China Mid Autumn Holiday

27/09/2020 0 By admin

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Chinese: 中秋節

Saturday 26th Sep, Mid autumn Holiday rehearsals and community gatherings, Dancing traditional Chinese, education stand, gifts new toys Bikes and happy faces.

Good or Bad News For Holiday?

I guess it depends on perspectives, But received sudden news that keeps you on your toes in china, changes are a measure of this culture. and you better be ready to roll with the punches or you don’t last long here.

The first was advised that your apartment agreement was about to go sideways buy the agents, we are required to move, also that he was coming to discuss it with us at 10am, Nice….

After this elongated chat I found that it was best to accept the ruling as I was a point in time when I needed to find fresh views and location.

Agent Reasons

We were told that all tenants were told to move as the agents were not making money from this deal with the apartments, mainly because they were in the majority half empty or empty, and they were as a company losing out.

We then decided it was as good a time as any to make plans, as the Mid-Autumn holiday were about to begin 1st October, In passing I shot a passing question to the agent ”if they had other apartments in the vicinity” he responded they had in Long Chen square ‘dragon square” some 1 mile away, this took a turn of events, and we pushed to find out more, he arranged to check and let us know this day.

Apartment Viewing

1hr later we met downstairs feeling hungry a light breakfast was a priority then meet-up with him. He arrived and had a didi taxi waiting moments later to take us there immediately. On arriving we liked the approach and the configuration of the community at first sight.

 

We were advised 6 apartments were available to view, so onward we proceeded. The first 2 apartments were shared and not to my liking, Seeing how people in shared accommodation lived was distasteful, really disorganized and messy, something we both dislike with a vengeance.

Pushing ahead

I had enough at this point, I needed to see the best first, so directed him to take us to the biggest apartments instead and work backward to least big.

Good Decision

A good decision in my estimation as the next viewing proved considerably impressive, not overly large but suited our needs, bright, airy, and on the 35th floor with a south easterly view. Fully self-contained and jolly well quiet

Increased Apartment Prices- New

Price is double our current rent but offered much more we discovered.

  • TV 34” and Internet Ready Apartment- inclusive of rent
  • Community and environment better suited to my location, shopping, library, book city, museum and entertain square of dragon square
  • A running or cycling area along the river in both directions for miles,
  • Open aspect of the views and its offerings, easy 10 min river walk to the metro station.

As expected the options for payment comes standard at 3-6- 12 month options, calculations gave the 3 month a better value for money, also removes the monthly worries of arranging payments quarterly was perfect!

Canceled Contract Benefits- current apartment

We were to receive as breach of 1 year contract as follows

      • 1 month payment of rent value (extra)
      • Return of our deposit x 2 months in full
      • Moving assistance (using their provided services)

Sunday decision time to proceed with moving during the Mid-autumn holiday is in progress.

Evening Events

Arriving at our apartment the entrance was buzzing with activities, kids with bikes [new] and ‘bao heng’ (red lanterns) on sticks, running around with family in the square near the apartment gate.

Banter, music and singing emanating from everywhere lent itself to a happy holiday communal spirit.

The visible half moon that lit our evening sky and peeped between thick rolling clouds made it magical.

Closer Investigation showed the housing Management had set up collaborative events that brought everyone out their homes that work very well.

A Band:

Musicians played in affiliation with an English school

 

Dance Team: Ladies of varying age practicing their routines for the coming display, anyone could join in as I found out, even charlie got stuck in for some fun.

Stall 1:

Education: on the pros and cons of disposing Rubbish correctly. This game required children to select cards and appropriately coloured boxes [representing bins] a vision to behold with faces placing them correctly.

Stall 2:

Pick up Marbles using chopsticks, the winner with most get a bao hong (red lantern)

 

The volume of young and family contenders to the stall was incredible and even the assemblers of these lanterns could not keep up.

 

Reinforcement was brought in to assistance came by way of the security and management guard teams, seeing men preparing these items was truly funny yet challenging.

Activities went on into the late evening and we sat watching the whole thing with interest and awe, a large drink of mango juice made the atmosphere enjoyable, a photo opportunity and completed the day.

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Summary

This years Holiday will be exceptional, I gauge this with honesty and observation, following the coronavirus outbreak, many have now poured out to every form of activities and travel with a fervor. The release of tension, freedom to feel and express sociably outdoors has many benefits, especially kids and disabled being coupe up for a long periods

Happy Mid Autumn Holiday- moon cake too!

 

Christopher

 

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