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Forums > Living in Kunming > GoKunming feedback...

Tiger, you do realize "invaluable" means precious when I commended your residency as such? Elaborate how my comment can be detrimental.

dolphin, i just signed on. I'm not a vampire that hunts in the wee hours. Didn't up/down vote anyone. I'm not petty like Mr. Grammarly.

Granted I'll give a thumbs up to Peter when done writing. There are gems in that overture composition of his. "Diamond in the rough" as previous forumite pointed out. I appreciate Pedro99's originality more than one-liner, snarky remarks. Albeit, both meant to antagonize. The former massages our brain's left hemisphere. Plus, he usually doesn't attack specific users, just the general expat community and our choices. He leaps on specific individuals when attacked. Blame those who take his opinions personally.

herenow, you speak of "repelling advertisers." Yet if that were the case, GoKunming STAFF would have unleashed bolts of lightening at perpetrators. But in all the years of ruckus, they never made a peep. Again, mods would come thundering down to stop spams on a daily basis, and to circumvent occasional sensitive subjects, which out of respect, I'll refrain from typing.

It is also worth mentioning website advertisers (i.e. Kunming restaurant Sal or Humdinger) don't care if potential customers are cyberbullies. They only care that potential cyberbully customers are ravenous for pizza or salad and would walk through their doors.

GoKunming advertisers are not Olympic sponsoring MNC endorsers whom have social responsibilities and image/morality standards to uphold in the public eye. Kunming is a small local market, much less the English-speaking sub-community. GoKunming knows that too, and have acted accordingly.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Chinese Valentine's Day

Insightful comment by Liumingke1234 from seven years ago.

Explains the heavy traffic in shopping areas tonight. For marketing departments, any opportunity to get consumers an excuse to spend is godsend. Pull tacky folklore out of a hat if you must.

Not to diminish this Qixi Chinese folk tale, which predates Shakespearean Romeo & Juliet by 1,000 years.

Here it goes:

"The tale of the cowherd and the weaver girl is a love story between Zhinü (織女; the weaver girl, symbolizing the star Vega) and Niulang (牛郎; the cowherd, symbolizing the star Altair).

Their love was not allowed, thus they were banished to opposite sides of the heavenly river (symbolizing the Milky Way).

Once a year, on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month (today August 7, 2019), a flock of magpies would form a bridge to reunite the lovers for one day..."


Forums > Living in Kunming > GoKunming feedback...

The point is tiger, GoKunming staffs ddin't even bother responding to your well-intentioned suggestions, despite your invaluable residency on this website.

Yet they'd be quick to remove spams or politically sensitive discussions that would endanger their niche market presence.

Sorry to break it to you, it's more about monetary-based existentialism of 'up there' than cyber-civility 'down here.'


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Sure, i'll humor the one who habitually engages in straw man arguments.

This time, inferring that I am painting Igor as a crafty chef trying to fool Chinese people. The reflection in your mirror is the actual culprit throwing ad hominem stones inside a glass cafe. One am I am actively bumping out of goodwill for Igor.

Yes, it is rather pedantic of you to digress and misconstrue my point repeatedly.

First by informing us the French, or half-Sicilian, chef's superb Chinese proficiency as if I was implying otherwise. This subtle name-dropping 411 is another red herring from my argument that Chinese language use is apropos for the Chinese market as locals may not understand French, such my croissant example.

Second, you writing out the more common Chinese term 牛角面包 as an opportunity to boost your own personal ego, while generalizing that everyone knows it as a side swipe to the many expats who may not, in an effort to Cloud my point. But more strategically, to set up your go-to grammar police mode... which is, to dwell on spelling mistakes in not seeing forest for the trees. In your case, actively cutting down saplings in a Brazilian forest fire. Hypocrisy for someone who tells others to find better use of their time.

herenow, you are a bit late to the French sourdough party.

Straw man cloudy is clinging on to erroneous assertions.

But to piggyback off his point, the bulk of Igor's patrons are Chinese. They probably don't understand the word "croissant" unless you label it as 法国羊角面包. Same with the Chinese equivalent name for pain campagnard. We are in Kunming after all. It wouldn't be unreasonable to converse in the local language, as you would say in the outskirts of Paris.

Presenting delicacies with all their international glory, be it slapping a French pastry name, sticking a mini French flag on the bread, or being greeted by an accented, foreign face... may justify the price of an "imported" product or service in the eyes of the typical Chinese consumers.

I get that pricey French cuisine restaurants sporting all French menus come with the territory. The elegant aura of French authenticity in dinning experience... which to my point, is added to the final bill.


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