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Forums > Living in Kunming > pro audio gear in Kunming?

Great, great website! Sennheiser headphones ON SALE NOW!
I just got a WD 2TB hard drive for the same cost as Costco back home in California.

I'm a filmmaker in Zhengzhou and I use Newegg a lot! Real counterfits and good prices.

Forums > Living in Kunming > How can I get English Language Television TV T.V. ?

I've been living in Central China for six years now. Here in Zhengzhou the satellite thing is mostly a ripoff. The first three years I lived here I lived on DVDs as my source of American entertainment.
A few years ago I learned of Bit Torrents and downloading on the internet. I now watch any American or British TV show within hours of their broadcast. I download them then delete.
I get my American TV fix!
Bit Torrent!!!


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One of the great joys of my almost ten year Chinese odyssey was discovering this cool little hole in the wall called Bad Monkey five or six years ago. When I returned to Dali six months later, Carl & Scott had expanded into the best pub/restaurant in Dali. And last Summer, I was fortunate to be there for the unveiling of the new microbrewery and the best beer I've tasted since I lived in Europe many many moons ago.

Most Americans reading this will remember the TV show, Cheers...the place "where everybody knows your name". That's the Bad Monkey! Carl and Scott are two big reasons I keep coming back to Dali.
What an incredible success story...Two guys from London come to China and carve a nitch for themselves and create the best beer in Asia.
I've got quite a few pictures and videos of the place on my Flickr page. Perhaps it will give you some idea of the fun and madness...

Unfortunately, I wasn't able to make it to Dali this Summer, new baby and all. Hmmm...wonder how much it costs to ship a keg or two to Zhengzhou???



I was there last month for the world premiere of Bad Monkey's new micro-brewed beer and I gotta say it's the best beer I've tasted in years!

Everyone around me seemed to agree that the brewmaster was on to something very very special.
Give it a'll see.