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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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Great article explanation for foreigners living in Kunming! This is the best thing that has happened to KM in years, albeit for a limited time.

For those that frequent local vegetable & meat markets, a lot have changed for the better. Now they have verification stands with overhanging billboards electronically displaying updated produce prices as to protect consumers from getting ripped off by vendors. You can even re-scale your purchases at these check points by special personnel in uniforms.

You'd be surprise how much cheaper the groceries have become. Lets hope this cleaner and spacier shopping experience continues past July.

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