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Forums > Living in Kunming > Beamer needed for film project for village kids

Do you live in Kunming and have a beamer/projector? We need your help...

I work in an art house cinema in the Netherlands where I program educational film. My wife is from rural Dongchuan and next month we are planning to go to the village to spend CNY with the family. We are aware of the fact that nowadays Chinese kids spend hours and hours on the phone during the holidays, especially when the parents are feasting. What I want to do is to set up a proper cinema for the kids for 1 or 2 nights so that they have quality entertainment with nice films that are suitable for them. I've already arranged everything with the film distributors, so I can fill up a really interesting film program. But because we don't live in Kunming nowadays we have to reach out to the community to borrow a beamer and a screen so we can take this to the village and set everything up. Is there anyone willing to support our project in this way? I think it could really make a difference for these kids 😊

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Thanks!! I've resolved the issue by taking my SIM card out. It was easier than I thought.Sorry for bothering you guys. Hope everyone is happy outside smelling the coffee!!


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Hahaha, 50 airports! Maybe because they have to build every airport twice because they tend to build them in the wrong places first.

By the time they finish their plans all the effort will be in vain because teleporting will have been invented.



This place is without doubt my favorite restaurant in Kunming. It is truly Simao-style, but adds its own unique touch. The ingredients vary per week and the ingredients are all carefully sourced in specific markets or brought straight from the mountains. Their wild vegetables are always sweeter than other places in Kunming. There are plaques on the wall that say: "we don't feel the need to enhance the flavor with weijing or jijing, we do our best to source the best natural foods for you". You will not see any grease after finishing the plate, not even with the deep fried dishes. They are very flexible with ordering combinations and the super-friendly owner-chef will be happy to step out of the kitchen and give you some great advice. If he has time, because this place is crowded on most evenings. Service is friendly and attentive (but it is still Kunming). You get free home-made kimchi and apple vinegar with all meals. They have cold Fenghuaxueyue beer. Without doubt a safe Chinese eatery, really delicious food, friendly people who are passionate about their product. A true gem, in my opinion.


I heard Richland Hospital has proper testing material.

I think the medical staff is of the same level as other Kunming healthcare facilities. I needed to translate some specifics of a medical report I got in another specialized hospital. I wanted to do this by letting the Richland doctor have a phone call with the specialized doctor that had done the tests. I came in and there sat a young physician with a translating nurse. When the phone call to the other hospital wasn't successful he wanted to have look at the report himself. I asked if that would make sense if he wasn't a doctor that was specialized in that specific field. He told me he wanted to have a look anyway. To my horror, he promptly misdiagnosed me with a truly appalling disease. When I came home I was puzzled. I didn't have any symptoms, how could I have something that serious. I checked the internet and found out that the condition that he described DIDN'T EVEN EXIST. Well, I have to give him, he had me stressing out there for a minute. I wanted to confront him with his mistake but apparently all the doctors had taken the weekend off. Eventually, in combination with my visit to the other state run facility, I was in constant uncertainty and stress over the period of 4 days for something that turned to be NOTHING. I had NOTHING.

Please use the highest level of common sense in dealing with local healthcare. The situation is grim. Best to let them test (if the facilities are ok) and make conclusions and decisions by yourself, if serious ask a physician in another country. Never blindly trust anything they say.


Really friendly people, very tasty proper Indian food, all made with fresh ingredients and very reasonably priced.

For sure the best Indian food in town!