Kangkyi, 22, from Xinghai in north – west Qinghai is the second of the girls. She had actually passed her entrance exams for university, but cried and made a huge fuss because she wanted to join the arts school instead. Her father, when he brought her to the school, told Kristel he just wanted her to be happy and follow her dreams (a definite rarity in this region). She is a stubborn little thing with a temper, but also has a facility for laughing and being silly. She reminds Kristel a lot like herself at that age.

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