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Forums > Living in Kunming > Meat thermometer and other kitchen utilities

Perhaps a pack of hungry tigers would prefer to devour it raw as the main feast, lol. Moreover, raw pork may not sit well with Chinese families given recent scare of African swine fever outbreak.

Shouldn't elevation & pressure variables be plugged into that equation? Our 1,900m above sea level ought to increase temp or lengthen the cooking time a bit, no?

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Forums > Living in Kunming > Meat thermometer and other kitchen utilities

Nope, no thermometer in stock at Carrefour nor Muji.

The cheaper "Carrefour Home" utensil brand is giving Fackelmann run for their money.

Good luck with that x'mas ham! Remember, imperfect family TLC time is more valuable than perfect tenderness of ham.

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Forums > Living in Kunming > Meat thermometer and other kitchen utilities

Carrefour has a bunch of Fackelmann kitchen utensils.

Last minute reminder... this morning 10am at Carrefour and Muji is the last day of 60 minus 30rmb via Unionpay using SamsungPay, ApplePay, HuaweiPay, MiPay, and/or MeizuPay.

I'll be going to battle with antsy shoppers in two hours. I'll keep an eye out for meat thermometers.

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Forums > Living in Kunming > Francois - Yunnanfu 1900

Incredible share @Peter! Almost 1,000 posts. Hope you reach it.

You seem to be right that most article features on 19th and early 20th century Auguste Francois are photographs, not video. The b&w motion really brings a bygone era back to life.

Because Vimeo is blocked in China, I took the liberty of downloading and then uploading the video to WeTransfer for all w/o VPN to enjoy (automatic deletion in 7 days):

we.tl/t-YMIeJQArIX

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Forums > Living in Kunming > Gift shopping in Kunming for a local

@tiger

But the Chinese love the gambling aspect of drawing large raffle prizes at swanky 5-star hotel X'mas feasts, exorbitant entry fees notwithstanding. Thrill of winning holiday getaway villa packages, gift idea on its own merit.

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To piggyback off @dolphin's DIY gift idea for last-minute shoppers...

the annex across the street from NanYa (南亚) Shopping Mall's Starbucks features a bunch of DIY handicraft shops: from woodcrafting, leather satchel-making (w/ guidance from leathersmiths), jewelry assembling, to putty molding and oil/acrylic painting.

Encapsulating the Yuletide spirit sometimes entails the aggregate moments of joy. More than handing someone a gift card.

So with her company or without (for surprise), put on your craftsman's apron and get busy:

i.imgur.com/0navxOW.jpg

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Name: 玩物造志(南亚NEWMALL)
Map: www.amap.com/place/B0FFHG1JO0

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Also, HuffPo recently featured an inspirational, categorized gift-giving guide:

www.huffpost.com/[...]

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Exciting times in Kunming. Line 3 is about to start very soon, probably next month. Don't mind them taking time for safety precautions.

Line 5 "交三桥" station near Cuihu Lake has already begun construction with visible crane by 中铁十八局. There is another "交三桥" station with the exact name on Line 2 (adjacent to the East on the KRT map), which is kind of confusing.

Thank you for this post. Early mornings just before break of dawn will always reap quiet solitude in any city. For said morning birds, get the Kunming Zoo (Yuantong Hill) annual pass for just a little over 100RMB, and enjoy peaceful morning walks or jogging (w/ changing elevations) before 7am.

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