I heard about WeChat three hours after arriving in Beijing. I thought, “This is an unnecessary app. I have WhatsApp, I don’t need WeChat.” Boy, was I wrong! We all need WeChat; my life has been so much easier since I got it, and I wish the rest of the world would get WeChat too. I have made many, many friends through WeChat. I have had many questions answered, many shopping experiences, and also great services at home. Here I’ll share some of my favorite WeChat contacts. Do you have any great WeChat contacts? Let us know! Find part one here, part two here, part three here, and part four here.
Jeff is your go-to man for AQblue masks. This mask is colorful and comes in handy kids’ sizes. It’s an effective way of staying safe in the Beijing pollution. That’s something we have not seen much of in the last few weeks, but just in case I always have my pink mommy and me masks in my purse for me and my toddler. Find out more here or add Jeff on WeChat: jdb186
Need to up your ball game, or do your kids want to learn tennis? This lady is a pro, teaching Beijing how to make that grand slam. I have seen her teaching kids as young as five, so get your child ready to be the next Venus or Serena. Add her on WeChat: kate9596
Living in Beijing and getting rid of all your air purifiers? It’s possible if you install the CleanFlow positive pressure system. This machine can replace ten Xiaomi air purifiers while taking up no more space than four, and will keep your home pollution-free. Charlie can take care of all your water and air issues: from equipment, testing, monitoring, and leakage, to sealing and mold issues. Find out more here or add on WeChat: ct385617
Going vegan does not have to be boring, you can still eat cream cheese and baked goods. This lady lives in the kitchen so we all can eat healthy and vegan. I am quite surprised at what she can make with nuts. Kangsu Kitchen delights your vegan belly with products like cashew gouda, beet sunflower seed burgers, and much more. Add on WeChat: DSonnek-Bouchard
Shared Harvest is a farm that brings weekly vegetable boxes to your door. Each week they send you a list of the veggies they have on offer, and you pick what you like. You pay RMB 3000 to open an account, and each week they will take off what you spend till you get to zero. Add on WeChat: wxid_y9wkwgbke7g322
Beijing is filled with wine it seems, but this wine service is special. Signature Wine is a monthly subscription club. They find high quality wine, and provide information and tasting notes for each bottle. All this delivered to your door in a pretty box – what more does a parent need? Find out more here or add Mike on WeChat: MikeSig
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