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Forums > Living in Kunming > Replacement Mobile Phone Battery

From my experience, that sort of restriction is not unusual. You might have some luck with some of the backstreet places on 1-2-1 Da Jie, or the surrounding area. If they cannot help you it will be because that battery type is not, or no longer, available in China.

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Forums > Food & Drink > Sieve nor Cheese Cloth??

It depends what you mean by cheese cloth. There is a lot of this type of cloth, which to me is coarser than the cheesecloth back home. It is used for making tofu. I assume that this might be what you have tried, if you have tried in China.

If you have not tried tofu cloth, you will see them sold in most wet markets, in 25-30cm squares. In our market there is a woman who just wanders around on her bicycle and only sells these cloths. They are off white in color.
The problem you will have is that any cloth that is close woven enough to stop finely ground seasonings will be slow. You can speed things up by twisting the cloth until your solids are encased in a ball and keep twisting, or you can grind your seasoning more coarsely.

If you don't like standing around holding the stuff, you can always put the cloth into a sieve, pour in the liquor and walk away, and come back later.

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Forums > Living in Kunming > Electronic parts shop in Kunming?

@Janjal. There is a possibility that there are still back street repair shops in Kunming, or one of the suburban villages. If you can find one, at least you and your son could have a mooch around, and see some electronics salvage and repair in action. It would be more informative.

When I lived in the city, there used to be old guys on trikes pedaling around collecting stuff for electrical salvage. They might be a first step on your search to finding a workshop.

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I lived in Shanghai for a number of years, it is pretty humid all year round. The summer is hot and wet, and yes once you walk out of the door in the morning you know you will be drenched in sweat all day. The winter is cold and damp, with the damp getting into everything, bedding, clothes, even your bones.

Pay in Shanghai is much higher, but you need the extra money just for apartment rents and higher prices for entertainment.
Shanghai is a good place for work, entertainment, shopping, and transportation, but it really is living in the rat race. Shanghai offers a higher standard of living, Kunming by comparison is more relaxed and offers a better quality of life. IMHO.

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