I finally got QQ, but I'm still struggling with not knowing anything about how it was set up. One of the computer assistants in one of my classes offered to help and other students laughed, a lot asked me to wait so they could write it down, and another asked me to go over the word "password" in both Chinese and English since I know enough Chinese to say "I don't know my password". Which means it was kind of silly of me to give my QQ info out now, but I also wanted to be sure they knew I couldn't respond immediately. It's really frustrating though to just be on my own and trying to figure this out when I had no hand in setting up my account. And to repeatedly be told I either have the wrong phone number, not enough information to get a new password, or just no response at all.
I managed to set up a Taobao on my own and even input my address for shipping, but I haven't totally figured out how to set up my payment options. I may need to ask someone for more help with that. I really want a powerpoint clicker for my classes and a DIY air filter. I've also heard that since there are so many things that are hard to find from just going into different stores that Taobao can be a real lifesaver. I've already found that 3 ring binders, while not impossible to find, are really tough to come by and I have yet to find plastic sheets like I used to have in orchestra. It's actually easier to find binders here with pre-loaded plastic sheets inside, which will probably work for what I have in mind anyway. I wanted to start a binder of the things covered in English corner for whoever couldn't come or wanted to go back over everything but now it's looking more like it'll be a bunch of English songs that I'll leave with a vocab list so that students can work through them if they wish.
I'm finding my way here slowly, little bit by little bit, yi dian yi dian.