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Forums > Living in Kunming > Frugal or wasteful?

@Ishmael

I can't seem to find "Humans Seeking Penguins" in the personals/classifieds section. ;)

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@Jan & @tiger

Itchy or irritable throat is a telltale sign of allergy.

Fungal spore allergies via mold on windows & walls may not be the entire problem.

Allergen of dust mites, not just mold, are quite common. Both thrive even in moist 40-50% humidity levels. Dust mites most often accumulate on damp pillows and bed sheets, causing allergic reactions upon contact with the skin. On average we sweat 150 - 200ml of water every night. So best to wash & dry pillow cover and bed sheets often.

If said allergies aren't the cause of your wife's irritable throat yet dryness is. Perhaps place a miniature humidifier on her side of the nightstand. Localized vapor mist for your wife when heater is turned on highest for the baby during the coldest wee hours.

Like Miniso, Carrefour and Walmart are also participating in Unionpay's 60rmb minus 30 promotion using the bank apps. Small humidifiers may be sold. I've seen various miniature humidifiers at Nome (Nordic style version of Miniso).

Both Miniso and Nome are participating in aforementioned 昆明广场's 50%-off event from 12/15-12/24. I believe the shopping center at 财富中心 near Metro is holding similar 5 store event via Meituan in coming days from 12/12-12/15.

I've recently witnessed ladies sporting hand-held, blue LED-lit portable humidifiers, jetting moisture directly to their faces. lol Perhaps keep an eye out for those during X'mas shopping.

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Forums > Living in Kunming > Frugal or wasteful?

May Lord Baby JJ and The House of Jan stay balmy, frugal & fungal-free!

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@dolphin's comment gave me a chuckle. Do the others refer you as Happy Feet in your weekly emperor anonymous orgy meetups? lol

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Forums > Living in Kunming > Frugal or wasteful?

Life is too short for "cheap long underwear." This X'mas, pamper yourself with Uniqlo's Heattech LifeWear. Featuring cutting-edge microfiber ten times finer than the human hair. Neither waste of money nor being wasteful.

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Forums > Living in Kunming > Frugal or wasteful?

@Ishmael

Agreed. Sometimes quality can be acquired at a discount if you know where & when to look.

On Wednesday (12/12), those with UnionPay (银联) app or UnionPay via major bank apps can deduct:

50 from 100rmb at Uniqlo

50 off 100 at GAP

30 off 60 at Miniso

20 from 40 at Watsons

^Above-mentioned businesses are actual b&m stores in Kunming.

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Also next Saturday on 12/15, TKP Shopping Mall (同德昆明广场)situated above KRT Baiyun Rd Station is holding a major anniversary sales event. 50% coupons up for grab every morning at 10am, which we've accumulated 900rmb worth. They can be used at Uniqlo. 600rmb max voucher accumulation per purchase for each store.

GoK Listing:

www.gokunming.com/cn/listings/item/33580/tongde_kunming_plaza

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Heading south to warmer clime is also a good idea, aforementioned by @cloudtrapezer

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Forums > Living in Kunming > Frugal or wasteful?

"Winter is Coming"...

So far winter just feels a bit warmer than previous few. Quite pleasant for entire year thus far. Will get colder next two months like others have chimed in.

I agree with advocates of putting on more clothes in lieu. This could be beneficial from an energy conservation standpoint as well. We're in Spring City after all, not Beijing or Shanghai with their mandatory water heaters.

Unless one is a hermit holed up beside e-fireplace all day, best to cover oneself in comfy Uniqlo Heattech Ultra Warm clothing beneath down jackets. Granted questions of frugality can be further debated for shoppers at this pricey Japanese retail store.

Nonetheless, there's a good reason Uniqlo was the overall top seller on 11/11. Their heat retention fabrics are second to none. Current b&m store-wide sale from 12/7-12/11. Perhaps a bigger b&m sale on 12/12. We'll see.

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@Ocean, now that's old school.

Kunming's ubiquitous Jiang Brothers' (江勇 & 江俊) "Qiaoxiangyuan" cross-bridge rice noodles restaurant chain origin and breakup saga deserves it's own featured article.

At an early age, the brothers began their enterprise after working in the Mengzi railway for two years.

For charity events, it may be important to make visible on GoK names of top donors afterwards. Beforehand, tell personal biographical stories of the children who were saved last year:

"Little Shi is an 8-month old baby boy, with several holes between the left and right sides of his heart. He lives in Luxi county. His parents are poor farmers. This baby weighed only 5 kilograms and was not growing. His parents are farmers, earning about $3000 per year. China Cal doctors diagnosed his condition and its partners supported his surgery at West China Hospital and he was recently discharged home and is recovering."

Picture of Little Shi:

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"Little Guo is a 5 years old girl from Meng La County in Xi Shuang Ban Na prefecture. Her family are farmers earning less than $1000 per year. China Cal doctors diagnosed her with an atrial septal defect. She underwent successful surgery at Kunming Fu Wai Hospital in September. She is home with her family."

Picture of Little Guo:

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"Little Chang is a 6 year old boy from Meng Hai county in Xi Shuang Ban Na prefecture. His family are poor minority farmers earning about $1500 per year from their farm. China Cal doctors diagnosed her with two holes his heart. He underwent successful surgery supported by China Cal foundation partners at Yunnan Province Fu Wai hospital. He will go home soon."

Picture of Little Chang:

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"Little Li. Is a one year old boy with a patent ductus, an abnormal tube that persisted after he was born and was causing him to suffer from heart failure with breathing difficulty and frequent sweating. His parents are poor farmers earning about $1500 per year from Ning Er county in Pu Er Prefecture. Little Li was diagnosed by China Cal doctors and underwent surgery at Yunnan Fu Wai hospital in early October. He is home with his family and doing well."

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