Category Archives: Chinese bathrooms

Ready or Not, Here We Squat

So far I’ve only skirted around the topic that is the elephant in the room when talking about adjusting to life in China. And for good reason. Warning: This is my longest rant yet so before we begin, you may

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Ready or Not, Here We Squat

So far I’ve only skirted around the topic that is the elephant in the room when talking about adjusting to life in China. And for good reason. Warning: This is my longest rant yet so before we begin, you may

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The Chinese Shower

There is a Chinese National Bureau of Bathroom Fixtures whose soul function is to ensure that no two hotel shower fixtures are alike. Their rousing success is a testament to the efficacy of authoritarian regimes. Knobs. Levers. Handles. Pulleys…Could turning

The Chinese Shower

There is a Chinese National Bureau of Bathroom Fixtures whose soul function is to ensure that no two hotel shower fixtures are alike. Their rousing success is a testament to the efficacy of authoritarian regimes. Knobs. Levers. Handles. Pulleys…Could turning

Movin’ on back to the West Side

January is a time for new beginnings, and in the first ten days I moved twice. The East Side didn’t work out for me. My first apartment back in May featured a cracked fiberglass shower floor that flooded the bathroom

Movin’ on back to the West Side

January is a time for new beginnings, and in the first ten days I moved twice. The East Side didn’t work out for me. My first apartment back in May featured a cracked fiberglass shower floor that flooded the bathroom

The Shower

I was happy the apartment had an internet connection, though in the living room only. On more than one occasion I’d head downstairs at midnight to Skype and find a several strangers, traveling friends of Daniel or the Other Tenant,

The Shower

I was happy the apartment had an internet connection, though in the living room only. On more than one occasion I’d head downstairs at midnight to Skype and find a several strangers, traveling friends of Daniel or the Other Tenant,