I'll never forget my first Christmas in China.
I was two months into my new life overseas and very much still in the honeymoon period... by some divine intervention, it had snowed Christmas Eve, and I slept in sweet heavenly peace that silent night.
But I woke up on Christmas morning, ready to call my family on the other side of the world, and my stinkin' Skype wasn't working.
Facebook or Gmail weren't working either.
Nuts. First big holiday abroad and I couldn't have been more disconnected from my family!
Have you been there before? If you haven't, you will be. The Internet is not necessarily your friend in China and your favorite social media or chat methods always have the chance to be blocked.
As a newly arrived expat (or someone who has a loved one living in China), using the local means of communication is vital to your survival and sanity.
What if we told you there was a free app that works flawlessly in both Mainland China and the rest of the world? There is! And in our opinion, it's better and more versatile than Facebook, Skype, Twitter, Whatsapp, Instagram, Youtube, Apple Pay, etc. combined!
It's called WECHAT 微信 “wēi xìn ” and if you've gotten this far in our story, you definitely need it!
Free texts and voice or video calls to individuals and groups anywhere with online access.
In this convenient streaming video course, we'll help you get up and running on this wonderful app in just over 30 minutes. You can start at any time and come back to watch them ANY time you want.
Although this app is 'made in China,' there is zero Chinese language ability needed. And the user interface is quite intuitive and very easy to learn.
Save yourself the hassle of not being able to communicate with your loved ones to or from China!
Save yourself the time of trying to write out a Wechat explanation in an email to your Aunt Alice! Just send her this link~
Enroll in the course today and receive a free coupon code to send anyone else you know who might need it, too...
This is Daniel, commonly referred to as DK. He's traveled to more than 38 countries, jumping and doing the splits over all the pointy objects he can find. Nobody truly knows why.
He is also a longtime China resident who first lived in the Middle Kingdom back in 2006.
Over the years, he’s noticed expats come and go and not even fully engage with the local tech culture that could really make their lives so much more livable. Literally. So with a tech, web dev, and video production background (not to mention his sexy radio voice), he realized he could combine his passions to help people arrive in China, survive in China, and thrive in China.
Rhymes aside, he really cares about improving your lives abroad!
He started Culturalbility, LLC with the dream of helping other foreign friends live well in China and to help them adapt better to the sometimes crazy differentness of the whole place.
If there's any question about anything, seriously, send him a note at firstname.lastname@example.org... He replies to every single one.
"Love these mini courses. Makes me feel like I can understand China now and less like a 'lost laowai'... And each one is in easy-to-follow steps and is simple enough for you to try out after just a few minutes of watching."
College Counselor, Tianjin Experimental High School, Tianjin
"DK really knows how to use Taobao and the hidden gems of Wechat. More importantly--he knows how to explain what he knows to us dumb foreigners who don't."
Project Leader, Daxue Consulting, Shanghai
"Daniel's talk on getting a Chinese driver's license was not only informational but also very practical. He is a dynamic and engaging speaker that uses his own personal experience to share the information. He was able to walk us step by step through what was needed to obtain a driver's license and give some tips for preparing and things to avoid. It was a very helpful presentation for anyone thinking about driving in China."
Physical Therapist, Tianjin
"I really recommend Daniel's lectures! Even though I was already using WeChat a lot, through his lecture I learned a lot more about all the possibilities WeChat has. For me especially, his lecture about 'Driving in China' was very helpful since I wanted to get a Chinese driver's license. He provided all the information I needed, presented it in a very clear way, and I'm happy to report that I now have my Chinese driver's license! I also already made a lot of people happy with his clear PPT on this topic."
Language Student, Tianjin