Date registered: August 26, 2012
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What ever we call it Global Warming or different weather patterns, must focus on fact that even global warming advocates have said though the earth is warming we will see huge fluctuations in the weather in some areas. Warming of earth will impact areas differently. Example USA last summer set like 10,000 all time heat records. This spring was almost coldest all time in northern states influenced by strange weather pattern over Greenland?. Because much less an area of the Great Lakes are freezing over are now experiencing record evaporation rates year around and they are at or have exceeded record low levels which has and will greatly impact shipping in the future on the Great Lakes. You can read about so many negative changes happening such as Snow capped mountains bare half the year now, Glaciers melting, ice caps with less and less ice. Lets hope we are in a trend that will reverse itself soon.
Started up my new air purifier yesterday, had no idea that it would work this good. Kunming air from over 200 to 57 now. HaHa.
I was going to comment that the picture was taken on a good day because you can see the western hills. Many days and i look out my front window at the western hills i cannot see them in the haze. That was not the case when we moved here last fall. Could see them very clearly most days.
Last person you ever would want to ask for accurate data reports would be anyone who is in anyway associated with chinese government agencies. Look at the difference between US Embassy readings and Chinese readings in the past. I have lived in a USA city which had excessive air inversion for several days and ratings spiked at 75-100 and i can tell you the air was nothing close to as bad as it has been here for the past several months. You could see the haze in the distance but nothing like here when you can see a pronounced haze sometimes in just a few block area.
Not that i could find?
Eyeball Kid, I was in the painting business for many years in different capacities. Tiger Tiger is right that you need to kill the mildew or mold with a mild household bleach solution. Then i would use a good interior stain blocking primer to cover those spots to stop the stains from bleeding through your finish coat. The preferable top coat would be a good interior acrylic latex paint. I see Nippon paint being used everywhere in Kunming. Good interior paints in USA run in the range of $20-40 per gallon.
@Darren, the weather is much better in Kunming than Wuhan. Never as cold and not even close to as hot and humid as Wuhan gets in summer. Much more sunny during most of year and for most part air quality is only occasionally as bad as Wuhan's good days. English speaking people are easily found in Kunming unlike Wuhan. Several good western food options and i am not including Mcdonalds or KFC. I think Kunming is much easier to get around than Wuhan, but it was 2 years ago that i lived in Wuhan.
Several people have offered you advice on your forum and suggested places to get help. I sent you an email yesterday offering to take you looking for places with my wife who is chinese. Might be time to start taking advice that you have been seeking.
To all those expecting an authentic Irish Pub come on we are after all living in China. I have eaten there several times and the burger is still the best in Kunming in my opinion. Staff is friendly and attentive to your needs. Place is not perfect but what is in CHina. Owners have been wonderful in opening up early for special events like the US Super Bowl.
Wonderful place. Evening price is 88rmb which includes large salad buffet and they bring out skewers of the best beef i have had in China, also chicken, pork, sausages, goose, corn on cob to your table. They seem to slow down after 8 but before that constantly waiters bringing fresh meat and cut it onto your plate. Have eaten there 5 times in past 2 months and has always been excellent food and even better have never left with any stomach ills.
Lee was very helpful. I was riding a bike much to small for me. Lee put me in a giant bike which still is a little short for me, but he promised to watch for a bigger bike if he receives one in a shipment. Sounds like he has to accept what he gets and is not able to special order bikes. At least that was my impression. He gave me a good price and included a lock, water bottle holder, bell, and front basket he took off another bike sitting in his shop. He has a good selection of quality helmets for what i thought was a decent price. 180rmb. I will for sure go there for my service.
Thursday, June 20
Pub Quiz Night: Teams of up to 4 people, free case of San Miguel or Beerlao for the winners, 7:45pm, San Miguel special: 15 yuan/bottle, free entry
China Bioindustry Convention 2013, running until June 23
Celebrity Bartender Night: with Ding ding from The Mask, DJ Alex, and live music from Sandy and Matt, 9:30pm, free entry
Poker Night, 9pm, free entry
Gin or vodka cocktails on special all day: 10 yuan for singles/20 yuan for doubles
Weekend Warm-up Party: with DJ 电麻子, 10:30pm, free entry
Morning Coffee Corner: with donations going to employee insurance and various charities, free coffee, 9:30-11:30am
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