13 Things To Do Despite the Thunderstorms
Don't let the rain get you down. There's plenty to do this weekend despite the scattered storms. In fact, more than 13 items we've found alone!
In this newsletter, we've got:
- New Year's Celebration
- Farewell Party
- Moonshine Party
- International Business Summit/Networking
- Wine School
- Buy 1 Get 1 Free Tacos / Free Beer
- Buy 1 Get 1 Free Pizza
- Free Chilean Wine/Tiger Beer/Glenfiddich Whisky
- Discounts on Organic Veggies & Gluten Free Products
- Seasonal Fruit Dishes and Drinks
- 50% Off Wings
- Ladies Night with Free Sparkling Wine
- Free Chinese Corner
- And a Peek at Cinco de Mayo
Enjoy the weekend but please take care. There is a storm alert issued until April 17th. Here are some serious yet slightly humorous tips published by the Foreigners Community Service Station (Note: these are copied directly so please pardon the Chinglish):
Please close the windows and doors properly.
Do not park the cars under the trees.
Move the potted plants, precious items, articles placed in high altitude, beach table and chairs and umbrella into the house.
Switch off TV, PC and Cable Modem if there is a thunder.
To check whether there are leaves blocked sewer and timely clean them. Open the lid of sewer before the storm.
You’d better stay at home during the storm.
---Please do not stay at the top of mountain or building.
---Please do not holdup an umbrella, do not take some items with metal.
---Please keep away from trees, telegraph pole, billboard and anti-theft net etc.
Please do not use mobile phone outdoors.
Please do not use faucet and solar water heater.
Be careful while you are out during the storm. Due to the slippery and narrow roads, dense trees outside, please take care when driving especially in thunder.
OK, now let's move on. If you're like me and plan to brave the storms this weekend, here are some great ideas for what to do.
Celebrate Thai New Year at Terrace
Enjoy a special price on selected Thai dishes as well as 2-for-1 cocktails and Bacardi bottles at The Terrace in celebration of the Thai New Year. It's going on until Saturday April 16th rain or shine. The Terrace is located in Sea World square on the second floor above the Starbucks.
Siana's Farewell Party at Backstube Friday
Over the last few years, Siana has captured the hearts of many people in the community with her singing, her art, and her friendly personality. It's a shame to see people like her leave China. You may have heard that she's off to Germany soon for studies so don't miss her before she goes! Stop by Backstube by Les 5 Chefs in Coastal Rose Garden II #24 on Friday April 15th from 6-8pm and join Siana as she celebrates her next beautiful journey! A special all-you-can-eat-and-drink offer is also available for just ¥150.
MoonShine Party at Chills Friday
Arrive to Chill's by 8pm and receive a free sweet tea Moonshine on the rocks. At 11pm they'll offer another round. Each drink you buy in between that time will give you a chance to spin the wheel for a chance to win prizes. Tents will be set up outdoors in case of rain. Chill's is located on HaiChang Street #92. For more info, call: 132.0227.1627
First Annual Cross Border Summit Saturday
If you're interested in International Business or e-Commerce, checkout the Cross Border Summit this Saturday and meet business leaders from around the world that are gathering to share about business strategy, marketing, team building, and more. The event will be held on the IBM Building Rooftop, 7/F, Bldg B, Technology Bldg 2, Gongye Liu Lu, 1057 Nanhai Dadao, Shekou, Nanshan District 南山区南海 大道工业六路科技大厦2期B座7层. The tickets, valid for general admission all day on Saturday, April 16, are ¥1,000. Doors open at 8am; for the event from 9am to 6pm. Tickets include: Full-day access to all speakers and panels; Coffee, tea and snacks; Full buffet lunch; and a Post conference networking event from 6-8pm Saturday with free wine, snacks, DJ, and a chance to checkout TGN, Shekou's newest co-working space. Click here for more details.
Les 5 Chef's Wine School Saturday
Seats are almost gone for Les 5 Chef's Level 1 Wine School this Saturday. The class is taught by Jean Clement, a graduate of the Bordeaux International Wine Institute and the International Sommelier Guild (ISG). You'll have a chance to taste 8 wines and even receive a certificate at the end. Reserve your seat by calling 2681-0468 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also add our owners' WeChat ID: Harry: Lorenzo3004 and/or Claudio: DIIOsenses
Buy 1 Get 1 Free Tacos + Free Beer at Willy's Crab Shack
Stop by Willy's Crab Shack on Seafood Street (that's the one with the small wooden boat and Big Crab off of Shekou Old Street) anytime this Saturday from 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm to enjoy buy-1-get-1-free tacos (Dine-in only) and buy-1-get-1-free beer. From 6-9pm they're letting loose and Anchor beer will flow freely. For more info call 8827.8002.
Free Drinks at London Bridge Saturday from 8pm to midnight
Do you think you look good? If so, stop by London Bridge, the new lounge bar in Coastal Rose Garden 2 #41, this Saturday. Everyone there from 8pm til midnight gets a free drink card. But there's a catch! It's not for you. Use it to meet new people or just reward those that came dressed to impress. You only get one but there's no limit to how many you can receive from others. Free drinks include your choice of Glenfiddich Whisky, Tiger Beer, and Chilean Cabarnet Sauvignon. Come early and you can also enjoy their Buy-1-Get-1-Free Pizza and Buy-one-get-one-free Tiger from 4-8pm. If you don't want to wait until Saturday to visit London Bridge, stop by Friday from 8-11pm for some live music as well. For more info, call Joanne at 159.8677.7719.
20% OFF Organic Veggies & Gluten Free Products until April 25th @NoGoGo
To take advantage of this special just go to the Organic Vegetable and Gluten Free Categories of the Nogogo website. The prices are already discounted. Their Gluten Free Range has over 100 items! A lot of these products are also certified Organic. Some examples: Quinoa, Chia Seeds, Fresh handmade Sausages & Bacon, Gluten Free Flour & Cake Mixes, Gluten Free Pastas, Breakfast Cereals, Corn Waffles and more. Visit NoGoGo.cn to start shopping.
Enjoy Delicious Seasonal Fruit Dishes and Drinks
In April, try these delicious dishes and drinks made with seasonal berries at all Hilton Shekou outlets. Including Strawberry Themed Afternoon Tea Set, Pistachio Strawberry Tart, Raspberry Chocolate Tart, Blue Berry Orange White Chocolate Cake, White Chocolate Red Currant Mousse, Strawberry Daiquiri and Soultini.
Last Weekend of Wings Competition
This is the last weekend of the Best Wings in Shekou Competition! The Competition ends Midnight Monday April 18th! So far we've received 351 Votes from 151 Voters. 6 people have become Wing Gods already and more are right behind them. They'll receive free admittance to the Awards Ceremony Sunday April 24th with freeflow beer, wine and soft drinks as well as a buffet of food from 11 great restaurants across Shekou! Hurry and try all 15 wings if you haven't already! If not, don't worry, the Awards Ceremony is open to the public and tickets will go on sale next week.
Alla Torre Ladies Night Monday
The Wine Bar on the second floor deck of Alla Torre is a beautiful place to enjoy the sites of Sea World (at least when it's not t-storming). Lucky there's plenty of room inside to enjoy some great wines as well. So don't forget ladies, every Monday night, you get a free glass of Sparkling Wine!
HT Mandarin Free Chinese Corner Monday
For those interested in learning Chinese, HT Mandarin, which recently celebrated it's 10 Year Anniversary, is holding a free Chinese Cornder every Monday night from 7:30 pm-9:00 pm in their office. Topics mostly revolve around life style and culture. They are located in the Harbor Plaza building (That's the one with the Bank of China ATM in front of McCawley's) in Sea World, Unit 23A. For more info contact Fiona at 177.2244.9712 or feel free to stop in.
Coyote's Renovation Starts Monday!
Coyote's Mexican Cantina in Sea World will be undergoing renovation from April 18th til May 4th. It will be completely closed during that time. If you're a lover of their fish taco Friday's like I am then today's your last chance for a couple of weeks. I'm going to miss sitting on their patio for a while but I can't wait to see what they do with the place. By the way, did anyone else notice the new logo?
Summary of Baby Yan
Last weekend, fundraising efforts to pay for the ¥80,000 life-saving surgery for Baby Yan came to an end. Various activities were organized to ensure the funds were raised. The 3rd Annual Nanhai Easter Festival raised ¥19,361 towards the fund. Collection boxes placed at various restaurants across Shekou raised a total of ¥6,138.40. 11 Bands, who played a rotating concert tour at four locations across Sea World as part of the Saving Baby Yan 2-Day Music Festival, raised ¥45,717.50. An additional ¥5,520 was donated via ShekouDaily by various donors and a whopping ¥24,071 was sent to baby Yan's parents directly; including ¥4,286 raised by local charity organization A Heart For China. All in all, this massive community efforts raised a grand total of ¥102,757.90 to save baby Yan!!! We will be meeting with the family this weekend to continue to report on the progress. Photos and videos will also be shared. For more details about the efforts, click here. Thanks again to everyone who came together to save this precious child's life! Your love and support has made a world of difference.
Pancho's Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Seeing this one here may come as a bit of a surprise to some of you. There were some issues immediately following their opening last October and we haven't promoted them since. However, in the spirit of Cinco de Mayo, we're going to give it a free shot (pun intended). Here's the flyer currently being prepared for the Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Pancho's on Nanhai Road. We'll share more details as soon as they are 100% confirmed.
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