Get ready for a marathon shower & doughnut binge, perhaps at the same time.
Haven't passed by Just Hot as of late, so I can't be certain.
But in case they're closed, other Kunming bakery chains like Jiahua Bakery sell donuts, as do Carrefour bakery. The ones that Homer Simpson likes to eat. Can't be overly picky during an outbreak, now can we?
Bon Appétit seems to be well stocked, though lots of empty containers at Holiland Bakery. Bread Works also open. Latter three bakeries don't seem to have donuts, unfortunately.
Still, an upgrade from your chickens and survivor piggy.
At Aegean Mall (Bailong Road) 5th floor across from ice skating rink sits a fancy xj restaurant called 北疆饭店. Both restaurant ambience and waiters are adorned with local custom decorations. A kebab grilling and flatbread baking section is visible behind transparent glass. They are also participating in this weekend 50% event.
Aegean Mall on Bailong Road is having their babshower; 100 day since opening anniversary sales event this weekend.
At noon today and tomorrow (or 20:00 tomorrow on site), snatch up their 50 for 100 50% discounts for restaurants, and for quick thumbs, 100 for 200 digital shopping vouchers on Aegean's official Wechat account for participating stores below:
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You may have noticed the new batch of electric powered bicycles by Alipay's Hellobike. These are different from Alipay's new ebike scooters mentioned in another thread.
These blue battery powered bicycles with black, bulky handlebar costs 2rmb to ride. First 20 minutes are free for time being.
The thrust packs a punch as initial pedaling is automatically assisted to reduce work of acceleration from rest. A bit forceful at times, but wonderful for inclined slopes or times when riders would rather conserve energy.
The battery meter bar seems to recharge on its own during the rides. Perhaps some sort of built-in kinetic recharger?
In any case, riding these e-bicycles have become less strenuous and fun for daily commuters that need to go up slopes.
Younger, inexperienced riders need to take precaution as they reach relatively fast speeds, particularly on declines.
Also, the vehicle automatically shuts down upon leaving city center zone, as seen on Alipay's Hellobike map. The bike would probably speak to you in Mandarin before this incidence, as it does when you activate/deactivate their service.
Endangered snub-nosed monkeys evade extinctionPosted by
Reddit serendipitously featured an adorable video of a snub-nosed monkey (endemic to SW China) on their front page, on the eve of Kunming's biodiversity conference tomorrow no less:
This fluffy one being hand-fed appears to be a Sichuan golden hair monkey (aka Sichuan snub-nosed monkey). Video, rather than images, truly captures their essence.
It appears GoKunming has featured these sub-nosed monkeys quite a bit over the past twelve years. Looks like conservation efforts to stave them from extinction panned out.
Snapshot: Chasing black snub-nosed monkeys in the forests of northwest Yunnan (by Fabio Nodari in 2019):
New population of critically endangered monkeys found in Yunnan
(by Patrick Scally in 2019):
Face to face with Yunnan's snub-nosed monkeys
(by Amanda Kaminsky in 2014):
Conservationists save endangered snub-nosed monkey
(by Patrick Scally in Nov. 2013):
Endangered snub-nosed monkeys evade extinction
(by Patrick Scally in Jan. 2013):
Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys bouncing back from the brink of extinction
(by Chris Horton in 2009):
Flying Tigers memorial opening tomorrowPosted by
Someone should let CNN know, Frank Losonsky died at age 99 earlier this year in February. Apparently he was the last remaining Flying Tiger.
Flying Tigers memorial opening tomorrowPosted by
A lengthy piece on Flying Tigers just published on CNN. Also a short video showcasing one of the last three living volunteer pilots, a 96-year old Losonsky. Cool pictures of the cool P-40 fighter planes in air are featured too.
The article even briefly mentioned Kunming...
"Chennault expressed his disappointment at his group's first combat mission against Japanese bombers attacking the AVG base in Kunming, China, on December 20, 1941. He thought the pilots lost their discipline in the excitement of combat."
Read it here:
Letter from the editor: Kunming community spirit in times of CoronaPosted by
Our collective love for Spring City is what fuels our solidarity. Much love to all.
Kunming Aegean Shopping Mall is now offering surgical masks on their official Wechat account. 50 masks for 120 rmb. Delivered to your door for those who may need them. The price is reasonable considering widespread price gouging on ebay, amazon, and the likes.
Are you back yet JanJal? Your warm donuts and hot shower await.
How to: Cook a Thanksgiving dinner in ChinaPosted by
Thank you for bringing Holiday warmth to families in China.