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Forums > Living in Kunming > Crazy Rich Asians

Don't completely disagree with you either. A few thoughts:

- As a notable INSEAD professor once taught: catchy, visceral titles are needed in our short attention spanned, Ctrl+Alt+Del generation. For better or worse.

- All classes of society may seek out wealth, fascinated by glitz & glamour, yet despises the type of wealthy as prototypically portrayed. 矛盾 dual draw.

- Cinderella story explores world of exaggerated superficiality that awaits our protagonist. Satirizing the "crazy rich" may appeal to the mass audience.

- Disparity of the wealthy & poor has no color lines, preexisting across all nationalities/ethnicity. This theme isn't isolated to just Asians. Predominately non-Asians watched the film in North America.

- Box office hit doesn't necessary equate to film quality, nor cinematic enjoyment by Mainland or overseas Chinese....

- whom, with curiosity, came out to support "the first all Asian cast" Hollywood film.

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Forums > Food & Drink > Good restaurants?

Yesterday was the grand opening of Kunming's most massive shopping center Joy City (大悦城) on Huancheng South Road. The immense size of this department store reminds me of Bangkok's Central World. Dizzy big.

Many restaurants were half-off, including @Jan's coconut chicken hotpot, another Jibulu, and my favorite among all buffets, 上井 (ShangJing)...

上井 is an exquisite Japanese cuisine where you sit-at-table and order from a big menu. Haagen dazs ice creams are also all-you-can-eat. I prefer this place over all 5-star hotel buffets in Kunming. Perhaps like yesterday, lunch & dinner may also cost <150rmb today after 50% off.

Some pics:

www.sohu.com/a/118966236_391610

Definitely recommend 上井 if you're a fan of Japanese food. They have several chains throughout the city. First 10 patrons every Tuesdays @5pm also enjoy half price.

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Forums > Living in Kunming > electric skateboards

@michael

I guess OP wanted something more along the line of what Casey Neistat cruises around in NYC, not segways or hover boards. In which case, Carrefour won't carry them.

@Wayne

Yep, a few Booster boards on Xianyu 2nd hand market for 3,000 rmb. Pricey, but according TheVerge, it's the top of the line e-skateboards.

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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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