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  • RegisteredJanuary 23, 2011
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  • RegisteredJanuary 23, 2011

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Forums > Living in Kunming > The local fauna: dating chinese guys

So I've only dated 1 Chinese guy. It was a couple of years ago; the guy was from Hong Kong but had spent about 10 years in Canada, he was definitely what you would call "Westernized". Seemed cool. But yeah, after a week or so he started talking about how it doesn't matter whether our first child was a boy or a girl, and his mother would help raise it so I could keep working, etc. I freaked out and stopped talking to him, and he went a bit stalkery and texted me dozens of weird messages a day for awhile. I ignored him so eventually he stopped.

In his defence though, I was still new to China and didn't understand the cultural difference. Honestly I understand now where they're coming from; if one's ultimate goal is to get married and have a family, it doesn't make sense to waste a bunch of time dating someone who's not on the same page. To my American mind though, it just seemed loony. Oh well. Maybe have a quick talk with him about how many calls or texts a day you think is appropriate? Good luck!

Forums > Living in Kunming > Ordering contact lenses

Look at daysoft.com
They do daily disposables, which I wear for about 2-5 weeks. They ship from the UK, quality is very good, a 30-day supply costs about 100yuan ($15) including shipping and lasts me many months.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Puji 2nd hand market no more

Yeah, I went by there the other day to get a bike, there are still a few holders-out left selling but just dozens of chengguan everywhere hanging out, and twice as many workers tearing everything to pieces. Amazing sight!
Too bad, that was one of my favorite places in Kunming!

Forums > Food & Drink > What foods do you miss from home?

avocados, before they started selling them at sal's recently (yay!), though sadly not in guacamole form (yet??) tamales, sour cream, mexican pastries, tortas, ballpark hot dogs (weirdly enough) 24~hour diners and the waitresses who call you hon or darlin and smile. service

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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.

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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.

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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.