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User profile: aaronb

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  • RegisteredJanuary 8, 2011
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Forums > Living in Kunming > Visa Question

Thanks. A further question is, is there usually any limit to how many visas one can consecutively get in country. For example, could someone be a student in in China for 3 years without leaving, if they studied 12 months a year (excluding holidays)?

Forums > Living in Kunming > Non-smoking bar or dance club WANTED

Dude what are you reading?
I in no way changed what I accused you of!
Read it again. Perhaps you imagined that I claimed that you didn't tell him anything? Reading the sentence, it suggests a chronological order of action.
The only way we can deny this is if we quote half of my sentence, rather than the whole thing.

So, are you saying that you took credit for it, you did it, but it has nothing to do with you? You are only to be asked questions, not to be criticized. Ok, thanks, so, uh...
what is the point of anyone replying to anything that you wrote?

Look, if you mean to say that you had no idea that the punishments would be so unfair AT THE TIME, that is another thing entirely. But you seem to think it was justified. It is up to you to clear the air.

One thing I recommend is not saying/writing something online that you wouldn't say to someone's face. The stuff about ASS etc. is a bit over the top, don't you think? Seriously, you would have dental bills if you said that to a strangers face. Don't push your luck.
That is the end of my 2 cents here.

I don't know why I ever bother with anything besides basic Kunming Q and A stuff on these forums. From now on, I am going to take my own advice and just stick to replying to posts like "when does Metro close?, "How much do scooters cost?", etc.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Non-smoking bar or dance club WANTED

@HFCAMPO Well I certainly enjoy embarrassing myself in public.
Here's more. Asking someone to stop is not the same as threatening to report them and quoting the punishments, taking out your phone, dialing the number in front of the driver, etc. Even if all of this failed, it is still not justification enough for the scale of the vengeance that you deployed.

And no, not all opinions have to be respected. That would lead to absurd consequences. The right to EXPRESS all opinions, MIGHT, ARGUABLY, need to be respected, but that is not the same thing at all. And if it is to be respected, the writer/speaker needs to accept the consequences of his words. You agree with me, even though you seem unaware of it, as you have already demonstrated in this thread.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Is Kunming Racist?


I would say a few things.
1. Gokunming forums are not really representative of the expat communities in Kunming. These forums are usually more socially conservative, while most Kunming ex-pats are not. I would go so far as to say that while the forums serves and involves all types, they are something of a haven for the more conservative, who are even more of a minority in Kunming than they are in other Chinese cities that have more foreign "professionals".

2. Of course Kunming is racist, there is a problem of racism against people with dark skin in all of China. You must know that things are simply different for dark skinned laowai in China than for the light skinned. That doesn't mean that you were treated that way due to racism. I have no idea if it was racism or not. But whereas people in some places will take measures to make sure that even non-racist actions don't appear as such, that is just not a "custom" here.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Visa Question

Can people with student visas "change" them into tourist visas while still in country? In other words, if you will be finishing up your studies, but would like to remain in china for a few more months afterwards, is that possible?

Or do most people need to leave China before their student visa expires, apply for a tourist visa, and then re-enter?


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Anyone who finds the music in nearby bars to be "nicer" than the Mask's, has basically no musical taste, and I think a charitable organization should be set up to help such people.

I am not big on most bars, including the MASK. But it is one of the best bars in town. Small enough to be cozy, good drinks, friendly staff, actual live music, a good mix of different kinds of people.

It does seem to be an after hours type bar, so don't be surprised to see it empty at 9, only to be brimming from 11-2. Lots of people start at other bars and end up there.


Tiger Tiger should be ashamed.
9 or 10 inches for a large pizza is not fine. This same tiny pizza will run you around 45 yuan, possibly more. The cities of Chicago, New York, and Seattle, should be called in to cast judgment on this Pizza Crime. It should be called a "small pizza" and cost 20-25 yuan. Desserts are OK but overpriced.