This morning I was imessaging my sister, and we got on the topic of bathrooms. It wasn’t until I started mentioning things about my current bathroom that I realized how strange it actually is.
First of all, there’s no bathtub. We were lucky enough to have one in our last apartment…but no matter how much scrubbing you’d do it just never seemed clean. I never took a bath in it…I have a weird thing with bathtubs needing to be spotless before I sit in them.
Second? No shower curtain, or lip to keep the water in the ‘shower area.’ Actually, the whole entire bathroom is one giant shower. Check it out:
Cleaning the bathroom is quite simple…it literally involves using the shower hose and spraying water everywhere. I then use a squeegee to push the water into the drain. Unfortunately, the water on the floor doesn’t dry fast. I think it has to do with the poor air flow in our house, even with all the windows open (a grand total of three windows to be exact).
I guess I should also mention that we wear bathroom shoes anytime we walk into our bathroom. Why? I don’t know…it’s the Korean way. It makes sense while the floor is still wet, that way you’re not tracking water throughout the house or getting your socks wet, but when it’s dry? Hmmm ?
After wearing these bathroom shoes for well over a year, plus adding up all the future years we will stay here, going back to the States and not wearing bathroom shoes is going to be SO WEIRD. You even wear these in other people’s houses. Nothing like putting someone else’s shoes on eh?
Speaking of weird, my new school offers me the weirdest food. I though I had experienced most things, but boy was I wrong. Today was no exception when I was immediately handed a green, slimy, gooey, flat, rice cake (how about that list of adjectives!?). I hate rice cakes. Not only do they take forever to chew, but they’re flavorless and thick. Just nasty. I choked that one down with a smile pasted on my face, and thought I was in the clear as far as abominable food goes.
Boy was I wrong.
A few weeks ago my co-teacher introduced me to Mogwort bread. Yes, it sounds like something out of Harry Potter, and yes, it’s not something that I would consider eating every day. Its a super thick, fluffy but dense rice cake bread. It’s green. It tastes like hay. I managed to eat a whole piece by myself (basically a 4in by 4 in square) that day. My gag reflexes were going crazy…took me everything I could not to spit it out. I drank a gallon of water after to just replenish the saliva that was lost during the chewing process.
And guess what I was given again today?
For some reason, after eating that slimy rice cake, it wasn’t as terrible as I remembered.
I was gifted with a huge bagful of both the rice cakes and the Mugwort bread to bring home to Derik. I can’t wait to give him some
and see the look on his face while he eats it.
The weirdness of this post is easy to come by. I thought I’d try to throw in a little cuteness your way as well. For all you readers who didn’t know, this is my little bunny Jazz, and he’s fully house trained and does things on command. No joke.
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