What we're about

About Group
"PET International Friends" started in July, 2016. In order to connect local professionals to the world, and help foreign friends to know local people and cultures. We organize various social events in Beijing for locals and expats get to know each other, make friends and have fun.

Our Vision
To be the world's meeting HUB. For all people who are interested in international exchange. We would like to produce meeting connections among people around the world.

Events
Topic discussion
Reading Club
Travel Lovers Meetup
Language Exchange
Outing
Dancing Party (salsa)
Texas Hold'em
Dining out
Workshop/Sharing event
...

Cautions
If you join our event, you must be at least 20 years old.
We don't allow participation based upon sales/religious soliciting/MLM etc., or anything which may disrupt the atmosphere of the event, or reduce anyone's enjoyment of it.
Not only locals and expats, but also travelers are welcome.
We are looking forward to meeting you at our events.

Team
"PET International Friends" now are supported by PostEnglishTime, an English lovers community in Beijing. If you like to be a volunteer, please leave a message.

Upcoming events (4+)

【Bilingual Salon】Artificial General Intelligence - self-awareness and co...

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Artificial General Intelligence - self-awareness and consciousness. | 通用人工智能 - 自我意识和意识。

Topic / 话题
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Artificial Intelligence (AI) was not intended to have human-like cognitive abilities and personality. AI (or narrow AI) was rather to be used in accomplishing specific pre-learned problem solving or reasoning tasks (such as asking Siri “what’s the time?” or “which restaurant is top-rated in Sanlitun?”)
人工智能(AI)的初衷并不是拥有类似人类的认知能力和个性。人工智能(或狭义人工智能)更倾向于用于完成特定的预先学习的问题解决或推理任务(比如问Siri“现在几点了?”或“三里屯哪家餐厅最好?”)

Artificial General Intelligence (AGI), on the other hand, is a hypothetical (strong AI) ability of an intelligent agent to understand or learn any intellectual task that a human being can perform. This would require the intelligent agent to have self-awareness and consciousness.
另一方面,人工一般智能(AGI)是一种假设的(强人工智能)能力,智能代理能够理解或学习人类能够执行的任何智能任务。这就要求智能体具有自我意识和意识。
Are you self-aware and conscious about life? Do you think a machine could ever reach this level? If you’re interested in this topic, welcome to join our discussion this Wednesday.
你对生活有自我意识吗?你认为机器能达到这种水平吗?如果你对这个话题感兴趣,欢迎加入我们本周三的讨论。

Attention / 注意事项
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Every week we have different topic, please add Please add Wechat account: cutepet2015 for more information.
每周我们都会有不同的主题,请添加: cutepet2015 了解更多信息。

Please sign up in advance, or pay extra ¥30
请提前报名,空降需要额外支付30元场地费

The event will be cancelled if the number of participants is less than 1/3 of the expected number
报名人数不足期望人数的1/3活动自动取消,请务必报名,谢谢

Host / 主持人
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Paul - 保罗 / Doctoral student
Paul is doing his research in Education Technology while teaching Mathematics and Physics. He just got his PhD in Education Leadership and Policy (Comparative Education). Paul likes architecture, technology, traveling and meeting new friends from around the world.

Register and Fee / 报名与费用
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49¥ (Venue Fee + Admission Fee)
49¥ (场地费+报名费)
Please add Wechat account: cutepet2015
请添加微信:cutepet2015

PET【Bilingual Salon】/ 双语沙龙
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The PET Bilingual Salon is a decentralized sharing event where people meets in a relaxed and cozy place every week to exchange ideas on a topic prepared by friends. Participants will have a comprehensive discussion on the topic in different forms and depths, so that they can not only experience the fun of chatting, but also learn other people's thoughts, try to think from different perspectives, improve communication skills, broaden horizons and build their social network.
PET双语沙龙是一个去中心化的分享活动,每周大家在一个轻松舒适的地方聚会,以朋友准备的一个话题交流想法。大家会通过不同的形式和深度对这个话题进行全面讨论,参加的朋友们不仅可以从中体验到聊天的乐趣,还可以了解别人的想法,尝试从不同的角度思考问题,提高沟通能力,开阔视野,构建自己的人脉网络。

PostEnglishTime(PET) / 后英语时代
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PET is a high-quality network of English-speaking international youth in Beijing, aiming to build a high-quality network of locals and foreigners who are interested in culture, language, technology, and humanities.
PET创立于2011年,从一个集语言学习,社交与知识分享的英文爱好者社区,逐渐发展成为一个更加包容与多元的国际青年人社区。我们致力于成为国内外朋友都信赖的高质量社区,并为广大外语爱好者,外国友人提供线上线下不同类型的语言交流活动与不同主题的分享与社交活动,及其他社区服务。在这里有趣的灵魂将自由连接,平凡的生命也一样精彩。

【Fri】TGIF! It's time to Mingle and Play Games

蘭部落咖啡

TGIF~ What is a better way to start the weekend than to chill out, network, meet new friends and play social games at Friday night in a fun, spirited, cozy Bar, and enjoy the best cocktail&beer.

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PET Speed Networking & Social Games

Description
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After a long week of work, you need to relax and chill.

It's time to mingle and spend time in music and fellowship.

Don't miss the chance to meet new friends.

Whether you think you are smart or sexy, even you have been under the pressure by work, or bad mood ruined the moments, you are welcome to join us, interesting people are bound to meet.

We prepared many social games
Let's enjoy a wonderful time together

Social Game

Just Dance
Texas Hold'em
Bilingual Werewolf
Switch/Uno/Who is spy/Talk/Drink

There will be one fits you the best.

Schedule
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19:30-20:00
Networking
20:00-20:30
Game Introduction & Training
20:30-22:30
Playtime

Address
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Lan Coffee F25, E-Tower building, No.12 Guanghua road, Chaoyang district

Register and Fee
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49¥ (Admission Fee with 20¥ coupon)
Please add Wechat ID: cutepet2015

Attention
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* If you are not familiar with the rules of the game, please be sure to attend at 20:00
* During the activity, you can choose to participate in the game or talk with friends, or be alone
* Please sign up in advance, or pay extra ¥30
* The event will be cancelled if the number of participants is less than 1/3 of the expected number

PostEnglishTime(PET)
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PET is a high-quality network of English-speaking international youth in Beijing, aiming to build a high-quality network of locals and foreigners who are interested in culture, language, technology, and humanities.

【Sat】PET鸡尾酒品鉴与制作工作坊 #2

蘭部落咖啡

鸡尾酒狂热爱好者,认证调酒师Simon,为你带来帝都最有料的鸡尾酒品鉴与制作课程,不仅可以让你系统的学习鸡尾酒知识,相关社交礼仪,每次还会手把手带你完成3杯经典鸡尾酒的制作。从理论到实践,从知识到技能,让你全面了解鸡尾酒,并充分体验调酒与品酒的乐趣。

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PET鸡尾酒品鉴与制作工作坊 #2 | 学习鸡尾酒文化与知识,体验调酒乐趣,做斜杠调酒师

Introduction / 内容介绍
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缤纷的色彩,曼妙的口感,
鸡尾酒永远是年轻人酒吧聚会的必需品。

聊一聊你对酒的理解,
帮你身边的朋友点一杯只适合TA的鸡尾酒,
或者亲手为TA调制一款特别的鸡尾酒,
或许是建立好感的最佳方式。

说到点酒,品酒以及调酒,
显然已经不只是Party上的基本社交技能,
更是一种享受美好夜晚,分享个人生活品味的好方式

可是鸡尾酒品类繁多,做法各异,
如果没有系统学习一下,真的无从知晓其中的奥妙。

鸡尾酒品鉴与制作工作坊

PET的新老朋友们非常渴望参加鸡尾酒相关的课程,全面了解鸡尾酒,但这样的课程比较少,学习费用又很昂贵,对于一个想增长知识,增加生活情趣而不是成为专业调酒师,以调酒为职业的人来说,实在没有必要花费数千上万元去学习。为此我们专门为大家开设了PET特色的鸡尾酒工作坊。由既具文艺气息又有专业精神的IT圈大佬Simon主讲。他为我们带来帝都最有料,实践性强,又极具性价比的鸡尾酒品鉴与制作工作坊。你只需花上9个小时,就可以全面地了解鸡尾酒知识和文化,并在讲师的指导下亲手制作数款经典鸡尾酒,让你从一个囫囵吞酒的门外汉成长为一个会品酒能调酒的斜杠调酒师,带朋友去酒吧,你会是最闪亮的star。如果你愿意,还可以像讲师Simon一样,开设自己的家庭酒吧/鸡尾酒趴体,做有趣有料的轰趴达人。

工作坊1 鸡尾酒文化与品鉴

您将收获:

鸡尾酒过去现在和未来,了解鸡尾酒的文化
学习如何评鉴一杯鸡尾酒
认识酒吧工作台,认识调酒器具,练习基础调酒手法
学习制作Gin&Tonic, Mojito, Whiskey Sour.
学员自我介绍,回忆自己喝过的第一杯鸡尾酒

工作坊2 鸡尾酒分类与社交礼仪

您将收获:

学习六大鸡尾酒基酒,长见鸡尾酒的种类
练习勾兑,搅拌摇晃切酒等调酒方法
学习制作 Tequila Sunrise, Negroni, Gin Fizz
介绍在Cocktail Event上要注意的社交礼仪

工作坊3 调酒进阶与鸡尾酒派对

您将收获:

学习葡萄酒利口酒啤酒等,以及它们在鸡尾酒中的角色
如何举办一个家庭式的鸡尾酒派对
如何创作一款自己的鸡尾酒
学习制作 Aperol Spritz, Martini, Cosmopolitan
学员自由交流,分享这3个礼拜以来对于鸡尾酒的认识

斜杠调酒师认证考试 笔试+调酒

你将收获:

获得PET认证的斜杠调酒师证书

成为PET Party实习调酒师,
受邀参加PET举办的鸡尾酒社交活动,结交同好,开拓眼界
为自己的朋友免费调酒,为其他朋友有偿调酒

Attention / 注意事项
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Please sign up in advance, or pay extra ¥30
请提前报名,空降需要额外支付30元场地费
The event will be cancelled if the number of participants is less than 1/3 of the expected number
报名人数不足期望人数的1/3活动自动取消,请务必报名,谢谢

Host / 主持人
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西蒙 / 文艺/斜杠/不务正业的大叔
西蒙是个典型的斜杠青年,在知名美企打拼十余年,混成了IT圈大佬;喜欢跑步,完成了9个100公里;喜欢电影,一年至少看100部,看完认认真真写评论;喜欢泡吧与鸡尾酒,经过系统学习,反复实践,成为了一名持证调酒师,在家里搞起了私人酒吧,每天下班后调一杯犒劳自己,还时常把朋友们请去开爬梯。

Register and Fee / 报名与费用
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199¥ (Venue Fee + Admission Fee)
199¥ (场地费+报名费)
Please add Wechat account: cutepet2015
请添加微信:cutepet2015

PostEnglishTime(PET) / 后英语时代
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PET is a high-quality network of English-speaking international youth in Beijing, aiming to build a high-quality network of locals and foreigners who are interested in culture, language, technology, and humanities.
PET创立于2011年,从一个集语言学习,社交与知识分享的英文爱好者社区,逐渐发展成为一个更加包容与多元的国际青年人社区。我们致力于成为国内外朋友都信赖的高质量社区,并为广大外语爱好者,外国友人提供线上线下不同类型的语言交流活动与不同主题的分享与社交活动,及其他社区服务。在这里有趣的灵魂将自由连接,平凡的生命也一样精彩。

【Sat】Ultimate Frisbee+Nametag ripping battle | Let's work out together

Chaoyang Park (South Gate 1)

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In late summer and early autumn, it is the most beautiful season in Beijing. Every Saturday afternoon, PET will organize friends who love outdoor sports to participate in team sports, ultimate frisbee and Nametag ripping battle. Let's work out together.

夏末秋初,正是北京最美的季节,本周六PET组织热爱生活与户外运动的朋友们一起进行团队运动,极限飞盘+撕名牌,让我们一起运动起来吧。

What's Ultimate Frisbee
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It’s an exciting, non-contact team sport played by thousands all over the world in Open, Mixed and Women’s teams. Ultimate is a fast-paced game, demanding its players to develop razor sharp throwing skills and immense stamina and agility. Ultimate is the only IOC recognized sport to be self-officiating and promote Spirit Of The Game (SOTG); this means players know the game and rules inside out and understand the meaning of fair play. Ultimate is an intense sport but it’s also very newcomer friendly. You can hear many Ultimate players refer to their teams as their family, and in some teams you spend almost as much time together as if they were.

What's Nametag Ripping
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Nametag Ripping is a mixed, contact, interesting, high-intensity and confrontational team game. There’s a name tag behind everyone’s back and you have to guard your own name tag so it doesn't get ripped while trying to eliminate opposing players by ripping their name tag. The team lose the game when all the members are out.

Schedule / 流程安排
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16:00 - 16:30
Get together and networking
16:30 - 17:00
Frisbee Training, fore/back hand, hammer...
17:00 - 17:20
Warm-up exercise
17:20 - 18:30
Ultimate Frisbee Competition
18:30 - 19:00
Nametag ripping battle
19:00 - 21:00
Dinner party

Attention / 注意事项
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Organizers will bring: tent, picnic blankets, nametags, frisbee, scorpions, etc.
组织方提供:帐篷,野餐垫,名牌贴,飞盘,毽子等运动游戏用具
Meeting place: South gate of Chaoyang park at 15:30(according the share location in Wechat group)
集合地点:朝阳公园 南门(请大家根据群里的实时定位就可以找到)
Please sign up in advance, or pay extra ¥30
请提前报名,空降需要额外支付30元场地费
The event will be cancelled if the number of participants is less than 1/3 of the expected number
报名人数不足期望人数的1/3活动自动取消,请务必报名,谢谢

Organizer / 组织者
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Alex / Community Organizer
I'm Alex, a very atypical IT guy. I love learning language and cultures, taking part in networking events, meeting interesting people. It was fortunate that I met many amazing friends and learned a lot from them. They inspired me and made me realize something more meaningful for my life. So I started to establish an English community, "Post English Time"(PET), since June 2011. I hope more people benefit from it as what I experienced. My goal is to make it a trustworthy and interesting community that can help others. I used to work for IT/Internet companies for years. And now I'm focusing on running and growing PET, and devoting to create a platform which can get more interesting people involved. Hope one day, when you want more possibilities in your life, PET can be your top choice.

Register and Fee / 报名与费用
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49¥ (Registration Fee + A bottle of water)
Please add Wechat account: cutepet2015

PostEnglishTime(PET) / 后英语时代
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PET is a high-quality network of English-speaking international youth in Beijing, aiming to build a high-quality network of locals and foreigners who are interested in culture, language, technology, and humanities.
PET创立于2011年,从一个集语言学习,社交与知识分享的英文爱好者社区,逐渐发展成为一个更加包容与多元的国际青年人社区。我们致力于成为国内外朋友都信赖的高质量社区,并为广大外语爱好者,外国友人提供线上线下不同类型的语言交流活动与不同主题的分享与社交活动,及其他社区服务。在这里有趣的灵魂将自由连接,平凡的生命也一样精彩。

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