Kunming Huayang Academy for Language and Culture

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  • RegisteredJanuary 23, 2011
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  • RegisteredJanuary 23, 2011

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Forums > Living in Kunming > where to find + contact lenses?

Please refrain from saying "taobao" or "online". I'm aware of the existence of the internet.

Please do not post on this thread unless you are answering my question, which is below.

You can start your own thread to post your funny puns or insight into how you don't really need contacts with whatever new-age remedy or ancient chinese remedy or whatever.

Without further ado:

I'm trying to find a place in Kunming that sells "+" prescription contact lenses. I have been to dozens of shops, but all of them only have "-" prescription contact lenses, which are for myopic (near-sighted) people.

I am hyperopic (far-sighted), so instead of having a "-" sign in front of my prescription, there is a "+" sign.

SO here is the question:

Have you seen any positive prescription contact lenses in Kunming? If so, please respond and let me know where.

If not, no need for you to comment.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Thai kickboxing?

We do some muay thai in my self defense class at Ring King Boxing Gym. The class is about half boxing, and we also practice some kickboxing, krav maga, and jiujitsu. Come check it out!

Forums > Living in Kunming > Bee Allergy Testing

The bee farm is mine, it's just one hive. You can come see it or whatnot if you like. To stay on topic though, anyone know where to get a bee allergy test or an EPI pen? (self-administered shot for allergic reactions)

Forums > Living in Kunming > Where to buy art, cheap?

You can come by our art studio, there are a few pieces I'd sell you very cheap. Not very many to choose from though. :) If you're interested it's on wenhua xiang, give me a call 18787151422





Best pizza in town. Slice of Heaven's a close second, and a better value on their 20kuai pizza Fridays, but overall taste and selection goes to Lost Garden, hands down. I went there for the 3rd or 4th time for the pizza night last week. We sat on their roof terrace, which has been re-done very nicely since the last time I was there. The service was reasonable, and the waitresses even spoke some English! On a previous visit I had a pumpkin soup and a baked pasta, both delicious and well-presented. Anecdote: I was there once on a cold day a couple of months ago and the foreign manager (owner?) made my friend and I hot toddies upon request, even though they're not on the menu, and they were pretty much perfect. I have nothing negative to say about this place.


I went to Alei for the first time last weekend to see Funk Assembly. The show was awesome, and the venue is not a bad one for live music since the stage can be seen from most of the seeting areas and there's even some room for dancing. The place was well-enough interestingly decorated, comfortable furniture. I was shocked that a Qingdao cost 30 kuai. For comparison, it's 3.5 in the store, 12 at Moondog, Scandalous! The cocktail prices were actually not bad, 45 for a long island is perfectly reasonable. It was a busy night, what with the show and all, but it was still annoying to wait 15-20 minutes for each of my 2 drinks, especially since there were about 8 people behind the bar. Also, that shark tank is straight up depressing.


I ate here a couple of weeks ago and was thoroughly impressed. The place is huge, for starters. The outside patio is lovely and beautifully designed, and is the best place for a party or event I've seen in Kunming. The food was delicious, authentic, and well-presented. Except the ceviche. That was a bit disappointing, since the main ingredient seemed to be canned tuna rather than shrimp, octopus, squid, etc. But the tacos, guacamole, queso fundito, and flan (and I'm sure we got something else too but I can't remember what it was) were are amazing. Well worth it, and the prices weren't as high as they're made out to be. Pretty reasonable really, for what you're getting. Looking forward to a return visit.