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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:

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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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@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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