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Forums > Living in Kunming > Keep Calm and Carry on

Bloomberg published a poignant piece underscoring the dire need for China's economic engine to restore.

For us Kunmingers, the underlying difficulties for our locally or foreign owned restaurants/bars/cafes and small retail businesses due to depleting cash.

Restoring consumer confidence and spending is now of paramount importance as "Half of Chinese Retailers Risk Collapse Within Six Months... 60% unable to cover labor and rental costs, according to data compiled by Bloomberg and company reports covering 50 listed firms. Among jewelry and apparel companies, almost half don’t have the cash to last the six months unless demand rebounds sharply, the data show..."

(more here:)

www.bloomberg.com/[...]

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Forums > Living in Kunming > Keep Calm and Carry on

You dare say that directly to their "puny" faces?

After all, the once destroyer of empires has in a few days brought entire EU down to their knees, after knocking out the Middle Kingdom for the count... and now they're going after the most powerful military nation in the history of warfare.

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Forums > Living in Kunming > Keep Calm and Carry on

Well, we'll see if the collective tummies of missus start expanding in the months to come.

As the hurricane storm seemingly passes over us, moving beyond hinterlands to wreck havoc on your English Premiere League (possible suspension until further notice), one can't help but notice the butterfly effect... the societal or marital typhoon generated from a wing flap elsewhere.

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Forums > Living in Kunming > Keep Calm and Carry on

Thank you colinflahive for the update. Btw, if your airline ticket was booked a while back, I believe you could apply for full refund due to force majeure stipulations. May business at Sal prosper as consumers gradually regain their confidence to dine out.

JanJal, you had a comical theory that during our nationwide quarantine, birth rates across China will increase in 9 months time in September/Oct or so.

Well, sorry to rain on your animal farm parade. As government offices opened a few weeks back, one in particular was the Ministry of Civil Affairs that handled marriages & divorces.

Apparently divorce registrations surged. I guess not all married couples locked down under one roof for over a month were as honeyed as your squealing home. lol

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Forums > Living in Kunming > New look GoKunming

I judge character, less so appearance.

Under hood functionality and comfort of ride > paint job + muffler exhaust + rims + body kit + lowering + spoiler

That said, toggle for dark mode option for night time viewing may be more soothing for the eyes.

Btw lemon, this blue & white template (colors of Yunnan) may be a preliminary canvas for web designers to build on. Editing and adding more layers gradually.

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Just Hot Jan, the carbon-footprint-less man.

Bon Appétit is a rising star among higher end bakeries in Kunming. Located near you at TPK shopping center, B1 level near the MRT tunnel.

Saw a new Bon Appétit bakery at today's grand opening of Spring 66 (opposite Dongfeng Square). Also B1 level..

Yang LiPing's latest choreographed production 'Under Siege' is set to perform in Macao.

This dance piece will be a reenactment of a Qing Dyansty battle fusing elements of modern ballet with traditional Peking opera. Blood spilled in the form red confetti props. Historical backstory accompanied by stage backdrop far removed from her usual ethnic minority folk theme.

Below is an interesting article (and video interview) showcasing Dali native "Peacock Princess" though VPN may be required:

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She never attended dance school, yet cemented her place as the most celebrated ballerina in China. She claimed to have learned from nature and the influences Yunnan's abundant ethnic groups, where she also handpicks her talent pool as a producer.

If you live in Kunming, may be worthwhile to learn about this national treasure. The hometown hero of the Bai people of Yunnan.

Patrick wrote: "Although we had no way to verify the veracity of their claims, vendors showed us live lobsters they said came from Australia, Maine and Boston. Maine lobsters were the most expensive and cost 500 yuan per kilogram."

Alibaba's flagship Hema Supermarket just opened in Kunming. Just had a fantastic, imported Boston lobster feast (>400g) for 73 bucks, after various discount deductions. Mind you lobsters that are still kicking were tad pricier.

This price includes on the spot 'jiagong' cooking preparations (~20rmb per 500g) with at least five cooking methods to choose from. Steamed w/ garlic was divine. Chefs were not frugal with the garlic. Dinning area and utensils provided inside and outside Hema.

The ever popular crayfish (aka freshwater lobsters) are also selling like hotcakes. 1.5kg for 95rmb (with Hema app discount). There's a continuous line for these 1.5kg boxes of cooked, ready-to-eat crayfish. No line if ordered online with their Hema app, delivered to you in one hour. Same goes for everything else in the supermarket.

Overall, I was disappointed with the supermarket itself. Live seafood section, particularly their freshly cooked final products such as the Boston lobsters were impressive.

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