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Forums > Living in Kunming > The Kunming Look

Don't forget to add nutrients to the water for her to really grow. Normally add a bit of money, expensive cosmetics, a few diamonds, and plenty of nagging and she should bloom really well.

Jokes aside, I think he meant that a husband who treats his wife well, with respect, and like a gentleman will be happy and take care of herself. Not that she couldn't do so otherwise, and he didn't claim that. Find one woman who doesn't like to be told she's beautiful and treated as something special by a man who loves her and I'll buy you a beer.

Oh, and boobies. That is all.

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Forums > Living in Kunming > The Kunming Look

Truth be told, it is quite normal. I don't think anyone is knocking you for that, it just seems a bit silly to state that girls in A city are clearly better looking than girls in B city because of such and such reasons. China just doesn't work that way.

People in Kunming, including women are going to be a bit more "bumpkin" than you're likely to see in other highly populated coastal cities. This certainly doesn't mean it's true for ALL of them, it's just going to be a bit more obvious given the geography and the fact that many parts of Yunnan are still rather poor and underdeveloped.

Probably going to be a bit darker than you'd expect, and I have noticed people here are quite a bit shorter and smaller than those you may find in the northeast, like Jilin or Heilongjiang.

You'll find most girls in Kunming are Han, or perhaps at most 1/2 to 1/4 minority of some sort. Some of them can be quite attractive but it again it depends on your preference. Like laotou said, all people in some way offer something different. Take Chengdu girls for example - known throughout China as being rather attractive, but I can't stand to listen to them speak.

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Forums > Living in Kunming > Yunnan's Prisons

What's amazing is how many of the prisons were established in the 1950s. Was Yunnan really that dangerous at the time? What would they possibly need so many prisons for?

I was almost certain that the United States wouldn't allow imports produced with prison labor. Maybe I'm wrong on that one, though.

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Forums > Living in Kunming > Using an attorney in China

Definitely give the news a call. I think the one for Jie Tou Xiang Wei is 8099999 or something like that. They mention it constantly on the local news. It may be worthwhile, and who knows - you may get your Macbook back or perhaps even a new one!

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Forums > Living in Kunming > Using an attorney in China

Do you think it's a bit suspect that you were robbed ONLY of your computer? Who else knew you were gone at the time, other than your security guards? Has anyone else been robbed in that area before?

You could get a lawyer at Beichuan Lawyer's Office as they speak English - but then again you may be spending a bit on that. It depends on how much your laptop was worth...at the very least getting a lawyer will show your xiaoqu's manager that you're serious about a solution and perhaps they'll start listening.

What a shame this happened to you. You pay these people to guard your home and property and once something goes missing they want little to no responsibility. Let us know how it works out for you.

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Although I don't live in Kunming full-time anymore, I spent quite a few nights there and will really miss the place. I remember hanging out there back in 2003-2004 at the same location before the renovation. It was a great place because after so many years you'd find the same people returning. It was a great place to have that sense of camaraderie.

I'll miss political discussions mixed with a hefty helping of alcohol, and I'll miss the great food. I'll miss the Smegma Riot boys and all the debauchery that goes along with that.

I had a wonderful 28th birthday party upstairs on the second floor and everyone was wonderful, and very understanding about the loud noise and crowding.

I remember watching my Australian friend Justin leap off the second floor through the windows to grab a pack of smokes across the street. I remember hitting my head walking down the stairs on more than one occasion.

I remember lots of late night discussions and being disappointed when they would close down every evening and we'd have to go home.

I'll miss Francesca and I'll miss the Box. Best of luck to all of you in the future.

Tim

Great article. I remember the old location in the Flower and Bird Market...beautiful building and really quite difficult to find unless you knew exactly where it was. The old location on Wenhua Xiang I was never able to visit, but I remember those old buildings down on the corner and where the new police station is. They had massive marijuana plants growing in there when it was being torn down. Things really have changed!

Kind of makes me nostalgic...I remember getting to Rocco's in the market in no time by bus and now it would take twenty minutes on a good day! Now we're really quite spoiled when it comes to food choices.

Way to go local government. I know I'd love to send my kids to an unlicensed kindergarten to be stabbed by that teacher.

How long was this school running before someone "found out" it wasn't licensed? She should not only lose her job, but face some prison time for assaulting children. Imagine if the children were Uyghurs! No, wait...

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Went there for the second time with a few friends the other day. Despite being in really tight quarters, the beers were cold and priced well at 8 yuan for a Qingdao, I believe. We went late afternoon and played with the chess board. Very cool.

The only thing I was surprised about was a 36 kuai game fee we had to pay the next evening? We weren't told that when we were offered the chess board... and weren't charged the first time we went. Needless to say, if that's the case we won't be going back.

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This is a bit of an update from my previous review three years ago. I still enjoy coming here more than any other place in the area, and find it to be far quieter and much more relaxing than other places nearby.

I'm still going to complain about the service. This is the ONE thing that they still haven't managed to do correctly or consistently. It's not so much the girls working there...most of them do a good job and even smile from time to time. My main complaint lies with the incredibly rude "manager," a rather rotund, homely looking Chinese woman.

When I ask for an order of fries at 10:30 PM for my friends and I who've been buying drinks for the past three hours, I'd appreciate not getting a irritated smirk back. Don't feign looking towards the kitchen like it's such a chore you'd rather not bother. In fact, I had to ask her twice. The second time I said, "Can they be made?" to which I simply received a nod. No smile, no nothing.

Get rid of this woman and the place would improve and be even better than it already is. It's not the first time she's been rude or dismissive to us and we consider ourselves to be "regulars." She's a mass of pestilence that's ruining an otherwise great place here in downtown Kunming.

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I visited this fine establishment with my wife on Valentine's Day and we had a wonderful experience.
The first thing we noticed was the ambiance - it was fantastic. A nice, quiet place playing relaxing music.
The second thing we noticed was that it was CLEAN. Spotless. I felt like I was back home in the states, and it felt good to be in such a well-maintained restaurant.
The staff were extremely friendly and helpful, and we were a bit taken aback, to be honest. We hadn't received such wonderful service since being back home - - - we've been accustomed to rude waitresses and horrible service for a long time!
A bit on the pricy side, but not outrageously so. I'd certainly recommend some of their desserts, and their sandwich selection looked amazing.

The only downside I can see to this place is the location. Too. Damned. Far. Unless you live in the area it's quite a pain to get out there in a reasonable amount of time due to Kunming's less-than-adequate transportation systems. On that note, however, I think it's relative remoteness from the center of town allows it to have the great atmosphere it does.

The first time I've been in a restaurant where I forgot I was in China. I really felt at home.

Give it a shot if you haven't been there already.