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Lot of good information on upcoming things that I have no experience on guys, thx. Obviously I will want to play a major role in helping his early education like my mother did with me as a young child. I think that is one of the major impacts you can have as a parent!

As I thought just the early exposure would be enough for small talk but like some say once a child reaches a certain age teaching will become key to fluency.

@voltaire I will look into that book today, thx for recommending :)
Online hearsay is not always just that though, sometimes personal experience comes through.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Raising children

A small question (to any experienced) I have in my mind with my Chinese wife due to give birth in about 4 or so weeks is this....

With me (obviously) and my Chinese wife both speaking English at home but everyone else around us speaking Chinese (family, friends etc) will the child learn both languages easy enough or will it just be the home language that stands out? We see family most days for meals so plenty of Chinese language around.

Any kind of thoughts on this would be appreciated :)


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@dolphin: "how come people who are descendants of people living in Siberia for centuries don't have furs on their skin?"

The Siberian point has no problems with the Evolution theory! I'll add this little quote to help clarify :

"Decreased body hair began in hominins over 2 million years ago and aided persistence hunting (the ability to catch prey in very long distance chases) in the warm savannas where hominins first evolved. The two main advantages are felt to be bipedal locomotion and greater thermal load dissipation capacity due to better sweating and less hair."

Modern day humans evolved from these guys but 1stly spread out through Africa - Middle East - Asia - Australia. None of these paths requiring a change in the way human evolution had been going regarding body hair. Only 40'000 years ago did they enter Europe during the last ice age but another wave had been going on through Asia and then finally Siberia just about 15,000 years ago and onto the Bering Strait and Americas.
Maybe the fact Europeans experienced real cold 25'000 earlier goes to tell why Europeans are slightly hairier than most as their bodies would've stopped following the thermal dissipation need in evolution as strongly. But my real point is with the Siberians you talk about here it is really obvious when you think about it.. 15'000 years ago when humans were just settling in parts of Siberia they had learnt many skills while coming up through the warm climes which would serve them well in Siberia and fool their bodies into thinking they were still in slightly warmer areas than they were. Obviously, fire is a big one but their knowledge of clothing would've greatly improved, not proving too hard to adapt to thicker clothing with more skill the longer they were there. Off the top of my head, I'd say housing would've of been another contributor to all this as well.

Basically, Siberians bodies stopped following thermal evolution only about 20,000 / 15'000 years ago, (which is not long in the evolution time frame) but unlike other animals, they'd learnt a few tricks on the way to slow any reversal that might start to show over time.

Oh, if you're going to talk of evolution please don't use the word... "centuries" lol. When people talk of land mammals evolving into water-based mammals (maybe 50 million years to what we know now) or apes to humans (maybe 10 million years to current humans from tree-living mammals) they're thinking slightly longer time frames ;o)

Anyway keep it up, I like evolution as a topic, what can be more interesting than thoughts of where we come from :o)

@Dolphin I'll give you the credit of saying maybe you're just up for a bit of trolling on an obviously easy issue to push ;o) but I'll slip in a few ideas regarding your thoughts anyway.

>'T Rex is not a real body shape as a creature like that would not be able to stand'
Just think of some modern day body shapes of birds of animals like an ostrich or a kangaroo. T Rex is just a pumped up unevolved bird, the mass might be bigger but so is the muscle to work with. Those smaller, weirdly shaped creatures have no problem with balance.

>the dinosaur factory is in Zigong, Sichuan'
It'd be totally weird if there weren't some fakes on the market! Think of practically every industry you can and they'll have some kind of fakes/dodginess around.

>'In an article titled "A Fossil's Trail From Excavation to Exhibit" one insider remarked that, "Through mold making and casting we can totally fabricate limbs, ribs, vertebrae, etc., for the missing pieces of an articulated skeletal mount.'
Amazes me when people dismiss 10's of thousands of scientifically published work but happily follow anything that has the slight sound of a conspiracy to it. Tell me you're not that guy lol.

>'I think evolution is nonsense.'
Wow lol. Maybe Dinosaurs you could have had a tiny something to argue with but evolution... No! You only need to look at an animal as close to humans as dogs to see how evolution works and then adding to common sense where you can listen to modern science with its DNA sequencing showing how close many modern animals are to each other and to ancient finds!

Evolution is just Marmite!

Too many to mention, any restaurant serving Dai food will have this on the menu and that type you'll find in any food area. One of my wife's fave dishes as she always orders without fail but for some weird reason I can't name a specific place :( I do know they have a couple of places in the Aegean mall local to me.
Check out the food delivery apps to as they have plenty of Dai food restaurants doing delivery as it's another place we get it.



Been here several times lately and every time I've enjoyed my meal. Don't know why some others have said it was pricey, the price has always seemed fair to me :)