Saturday, June 25

Buys from KunMing

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I have a nice, and too many of a backlog of drafts for TPN. It was too hard to decide what to post today, so hard that I had to use to decide,  and I chose this post #5 in my drafts. It has been an interesting week, I haven't really been blogging, and I still have MORE china pics AND videos to upload. Yes, I know….there’s MORE?
SIgh. its like day to day I cannot finish anything on my to-do list, its ever so frustrating that my procrastination habit has leaked into every nook and cranny of my ever not-so-busy life. June came up on me, bit my behind, and ran away before I turned around.
Next week is July, and in July, I must accomplish a lot, before I turn 21, so basically I have 23 days left to do everything on my never-ending list.
Enough ranting about my life. #apologies.
This POST is about the cool, cheap and little things I scavenged from KunMing, as gifts for myself and everyone else.
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FANS- when we got to China, and walking in the heat, fans were essential, and its beauty and durability was a plus. This one (above) was Designed by a Christian artist, who put my favorite verse on it (Phil 4:13)- which I can actually read and quote in Chinese Open-mouthed smile. Akevia, bought it for me, it was kind of Pricey because the profit goes to Charity. She actually has a website, I just cannot find the card she gave me. SIGH. when I do, I will post it on the China page.
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The other fans were bought on the street, they were very cheap! like 8 Yuan cheap. They were really pretty, I think I bought about five or six, and gave them to a few friends and my mother, then I kept two for myself Open-mouthed smile
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These two items were gifts. the one on the Left was from the Chinese students, Becca, Daisy and Calviniss. while the other was from my teammate Guski. It is a pencil case and very cute, I cannot wait to see the stares when I use it in class in Grad school. oh io am such a geek.
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I HONESTLY do not know what this is. it is too small to be a necklace, and yet too big for a bracelet, one of my partners gave me this (Nina). I didn’t know what to doo  with it, all I know is that its precious so, I kept it in my safe drawer. Nice and safe…
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Geeks with lunch boxes raise your hands up! Yes, I bought myself a lunch box, it is too cute! it comes with a mini fork and spoon…I wish it came with chopsticks…yuppp another reason for my class mates and coworkers to think I am weird…
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I also bought myself a little cute purse for my Camera, I like how it is padded, and it fits just right. I think I bought over ten of these purses (pictures below). They make perfectly good gifts.
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I bought myself over a years supply of Puer Tea!! been drinking it almost everyday!!!
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I also bought some cute bracelets for 2 of my Youths, they were so pretty I would have bought one for myself, but I don’t really wear big jewelry so it would have just rotted up in my jewelry box.
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I bought about >20 of these chopsticks. They make pretty good gifts too. But I don’t think it can be used to eat (especially for beginners), they’re very thick and stubbly.
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Mini box of Young Puer tea. I prefer the younger ones to the aged ones.
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I bought Many many phone charms!!! this is just one of them, the rest are kept in my “Safe place”, to be used when I get tired of one. I also gave some as gifts.
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This is my new favorite Purse. A Chinese Hani Modern Traditional Crossbody, it was very helpful to me during those numerous bus rides across town.
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I also bought myself a UV protection umbrella, perfect for the Kunming and Texas heat!
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These were the scrolls also from Grace Art, I bought a lot, and even one for my apartment!
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And lastly, I bought 2 minority skirt dresses! These babies are pretty!!! I feel like a princess in them. lol. ok. maybe not. but I love how they flow to the floor when I wear them as a skirt. I need to do an OOTD soon!
Well that’s a summary of the little things I bought in Kunming, I didn’t have a lot of mullah so I couldn’t go buy as much stuff as one would, plus using mission money would kinda feel unethical  to go on a shopping spree lol.
Stay tuned for more posts! maybe this week, or next week, but so far I have about 10 drafts half finished  so I will use diligently Open-mouthed smile

Thanks for reading!!

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