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Forums > Living in Kunming > Water pressure/ Hot water problems (plumber?)

@JanJal: Ha ha. Speaking of jury-rigged water heaters, I once stayed in a hotel in Brasilia where the shower's electrical heating element was a wire clipped directly to the underside (nozzle) of the shower head itself. The Shower of Damocles... (And it was actually a decent hotel otherwise, in the Setor Hoteleiro.)

@miealex: Pending a durable solution, there's always the fallback of an Indian-style bucket bath using water from the functioning hot water tap.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Moving to Yunnan

I'm reluctant to sidetrack the thread, but I will say: The number of people now unemployed in the US alone is larger than the entire population of Canada. I doubt the economy can snap back fast enough by next year to meaningfully change the labor market dynamics I mentioned, even if we get lucky soon with a vaccine or treatment.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Moving to Yunnan

If the postings in the classifieds over time are any guide, my sense is that teaching jobs in Lijiang are few and far between. You could get lucky and happen onto an opening when someone is leaving, but I wouldn't count on it.

Normally I would say to look into teaching online, but the big companies that recruit internationally are deluged with applicants who have been laid off due to the pandemic, to such a degree that some have stopped taking applications entirely. You might explore teaching online with less-huge Chinese companies -- some prefer to hire foreigners who are already in China rather than recruit abroad for various reasons including cultural fit and time zone.

Forums > Living in Kunming > To Teach in Kunming or Not To Teach

@Mario007: The demand is out there. There is no shortage of well-off parents in Kunming who want their kids to learn English, even if that means via online lessons for the time being.

But yes, it will probably take more legwork than on the east coast to find a job here. One thing I might try is digging up old archives of the GoKunming "Jobs Offered" classifieds on the Wayback Machine, and contacting those previous advertisers to check if they have any new openings now that they haven't yet posted. You may have better luck there than with currently-posted jobs, as you won't be competing with all the applicants responding to a new ad.


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@sean1: The thing is that it's a weak field, so I don't really support anyone in particular enough to sing their praises. But Buttigieg (fake), Biden (senile) and Klobuchar (bully) are all just blatantly awful. I suppose I could live with Sanders, Warren or even Bloomberg, although they each have serious flaws.

As far as Pete's donor stats, yeah, a lot of people seem to have been bamboozled, which is disappointing to see. And I don't think the fact that he's the poorest candidate gives any reassurance that he won't cater to the interests that have ravaged the country over the past generation. Maybe the opposite.

Also, while I am not a huge fan of Sanders and therefore am reluctant to carry water for him, I don't think the UK results necessarily translate to the US. Corbyn was abysmally unpopular, due in large part to his humorlessness, links to violent extremists and allowing anti-Semitism to fester within his party. Sanders has none of those faults and polls as the most popular active political figure in the US. Plus Labour's traditional electorate was fractured by the all-important Brexit issue, and there is no comparably powerful wedge issue at stake in the US.

@viyida wrote: "MAD (mutual assured destruction) leverage"

An oxymoron. MAD is bi-directional, hence the "mutual". Both sides have reduced leverage over each other under MAD, because threats to use conventional force have low credibility in light of the extreme risks involved.

cloudtraprezer wrote: "宣传部宣"

Turn that smile upside down, sezuwupom. Expressing positive sentiments about fast, comfortable, affordable and environmentally-sustainable new rail connections is not allowed by the comments police. Anyone who is not sufficiently glum will be ridiculed.



Grace is staffed by American doctors and, in my experience, provides the same level of expertise and standard of care that you would expect to find in a good clinic in the U.S. I highly recommend them.