Kunming College of Eastern Language and Culture

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  • RegisteredJanuary 25, 2011
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Forums > Living in Kunming > Dating Chinese Girls

"I appreciate people letting me know crazy.laowai and tommann and mmkunmingteacher and latataille are all the same person."

I am not so sure that they are ALL the same person. Despite the fact that some people keep reiterating it does not make it true if it isn't.
Lala has not denied being MM or tomman. MM did admit to being tomman, but he denied being crazylaowai. Personally, I tend to believe that CL is someone else.

Again, why the witch hunt. Are we also turning into the human flesh search engine? Do we form a lynch mob, and head off the the castle by torchlight after sundown?

Forums > Living in Kunming > Americans who move to China, only to eat nothing but McDonald's.

Saw a news report about 10 years ago. The diabetes epidemic among Indians in the UK (6x national average rate for late-onset diabetes) was linked to a change to a modern western diet. Theory being that people evolve to the diet that is available in their culture/ecosystem over many generations (as pointed out by a previous poster). This ancient diet was lots of veg/fruit, scarce rice and fats. Now people are wealthier and have access to more food, more carbs (including processed sugars) and more fats, contributing to high blood sugar. Often the diet becomes rice, cake, more rice, processed fruit juices, soda, and less room for fresh produce.

This change in diet is also happening in India, as is the more sedentary lifestyle, which has also been linked to diabetes.

Moving on to today, I see similar trends in China. I have in the 10 years I have been here seen a massive increase in morbid obesity, particularly among those under 20. And the report last year (linked to on GoK) about souring rates of diabetes in China.

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PR 101. Apologize, then find out what happened. It is hard to apportion/accept blame if it is too early to have the facts. If you don't know what happened don't speculate, because if you are wrong it will only come back to bite you. But it is never to early to apologize.

If you don't know what has happened an apology is not an admission of guilt.
From the looks of things OSI have taken action, and are fully cooperating with the authorities to make sure this does not happen again.

As for McD and KFC, they are paying the price for the actions of an unscrupulous supplier. It is unlikely that McD Corp or Yum Brands are in any way culpable. They do not appear to be the villain in this case.
Responsibility ultimately rests with OSI, for poor supervision. There is also the Chinese practice of 'open inspections' (the government inspectors tell you when they are going to visit), and the problem of a legal system where the penalties are not hard enough to be a real deterrent.

Trying to defend or explain it away would be worse PR, as it would look like the old shift the blame game. A favourite tactic in face cultures.

In fairness to OSI, on Sunday they started recalling ALL meat products and withdrawing them from this market.

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Echo everything said by others.
Breakfast great and the serve from 8am. Most other places say 9am and they still are not ready.
Sandwiches are cheap 22-32, and really packed full of filling. We got some sandwiches for a day out, the only mistake I made was ordering two, as this was too much. These are seriously good sangars, and they are wrapped in alu foil.

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In fairness to Metro, they are a wholesalers, and not really a supermarket. Hence the need for a card, which can be got around.

They have improved in the year I have been away. They now carry a more consistent range of imported foodstuffs and they also seem to have sorted out the mported milk supply.

They have a wider range of electrical appliances now, there is a coice of more than one toast. There is also a better range of seasonal non foods, like clothes, shoes, garden furniture and camping gear.

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Quirky little store with all sorts of odditites in stock, which is a big plus for me. I see stuff I had forgotten I even liked.
A bit dearer than some other places, but any small independant trader will cost more than the nationals, even back home.
On the up side it will save you driving around the city, and that will save you money.
No shop is perfect, but this one is very good. A bit like those slightly odd little delis/specialty shops back in Blighty.

Mae culpa

I was getting mixed up with the other international clinic that was open on XiYuan Lu, but the block is now under re-development.

I blame the confusion on pre-senile dementia, and the resurection of a 3 year old thread.

Lots of nice big brand performance bikes but not good for those of us on a budget.