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    That sounds absolutely miserable...and I am sure that the lighting in the venue only adds to the heat load. Water...lots of water!
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    Ouch Jeremy ... stay safe and hydrated, team!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jshepherd View Post
    I was half joking about wearing swim trunks and a t-shirt today. Not having working air-conditioning in a massive venue like Asia World Expo in one of the hottest and most humid cities on the planet is a MAJOR fail.
    That sounds bad. Hope the convention center is better. My flight got pushed back because of the typhoon. I won't get there until tomorrow evening. Doesn't sound like I would have enjoyed the expo much with those conditions.
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    I guess it'll be...unprofessional to makeshift a paper fan huh? Good luck everyone! Safe Travels Mikey
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    Quote Originally Posted by jshepherd View Post
    I was half joking about wearing swim trunks and a t-shirt today. Not having working air-conditioning in a massive venue like Asia World Expo in one of the hottest and most humid cities on the planet is a MAJOR fail.
    I'm going to be very disappointed if you aren't in your swim gear today ! At least shorts and a t shirt with flip flops ! It's ridiculous that they haven't managed to fix it . I asked at the info desk and they smiled and said the AC was fine ..as huge industrial fans rolled by lol MAJOR FAIL is right !
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    Oh wow Katbran, I guess gems and jewelry look best when touched by sweaty hands? Hope today is a cooler day.
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    Well, maybe the pearl vendors will be more likely to sell off all their inventory at great prices to get out of there quickly! Probably not, but ya never know, right? I hope the AC is repaired by tomorrow and the typhoon holds off or gets weaker.

    Thank you so much for the photos.... I never get tired of seeing pearls. Come to think of it, I'm sure that thought applies to us all!

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    I wore a necklace fan when I was in Hong Kong and it was great to be able to turn it on when it was hot and humid. I had some offers to buy it, but it was worth its weight in gold!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GemGeek View Post
    I wore a necklace fan when I was in Hong Kong and it was great to be able to turn it on when it was hot and humid. I had some offers to buy it, but it was worth its weight in gold!
    Omg ! A necklace fan ! You could trade it for pearls over here ! A/C still down ...doesn't look like they are going to get it fixed ... its still dreadful . Seems like staff is getting sick of it ...I don't blame them ..probably working 14 hrs and being paid for 8 and then customers arguing about prices ... I wouldn't be surprised if someone is a victim of Pearl Rage. They've taken a few people out with heat stroke . This is my last night here -tomorrow night it's back home to cold and rain ..Hooray !
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    There are so many stalls ..lots with ordinary stuff but some who specialise. Here is one place that has tons of teeny weeny pearls . It's a big stand and these 'buckets' go all the way around . Strands as well but more little pearls than you can imagine . Name:  IMG_4516.jpg
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    Attachment 55199

    GSS Keshi anyone - these were really really beautiful.
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    Perhaps Tahitian Keshi ??
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    Attachment 55201
    Hand painted with 22kt and set with a gem . Not much English spoken so I may have misunderstood, but it seems like they scratch the pattern
    Onto the pearl in some fashion , then paint on the gold. I asked if it was then coated to protect the gold and she said ' no coating' . Not sure how you would keep the gold from scratching off ... but they were all quite amazing !
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    I can't see your attached pictures of gssp and Tahitian keshi, Katbran. Why did it happen?

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    Attachment 55202. More painted pearls
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