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Saturday, March 17, 2018
Friday, March 16, 2018
Japan is a toilet mystery. There are high tech toilets that do everything but wash the dishes.
Then there are the traditional squat toilets.
The Japanese government has been promoting the modernization of the squat toilets in public places before the 2020 Olympics when about 40 million travelers are expected to come to Japan. Many foreigners are reluctant to use Japanese squat toilets. Japan's major tourists spots have around 4,000 public toilets and about 42% are the squat type. The problem is that it costs several million yen to renovate a toilet building.
What do you think about toilets? Do you mind using the squat toilets or do you prefer western toilets? Do you know what all the buttons on the high tech toilets do?
Thursday, March 15, 2018
One finished redwork project - a pouch with four red fabrics and a red zipper!
Four of us met last Sunday and started a new project, with the finishing of the redwork projects continuing.
The new project is a bargello bell, which can be finished into an ornament, or maybe a brooch. We'll see. The project uses nine colors of DMC floss, plus some gold metallic thread, stitched on 28 count linen. There was a lot of concentrating, so not so much talking. I did learn one new word though- ケチ (kechi), which means miser.
At tea time we saw these little neighborhood cats curled up on the back porch. How cute they are!
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
One afternoon when I was teaching, my two students and I heard a really big thump on the window. We ran over and saw this ghostly outline of a bird on the window.
We looked down and saw this stunned bird below the window (my classroom is on the second floor). We were concerned that it would die because it stayed there a long time.
The last time we looked, the bird was gone, so we hoped it had flown away. My classes aren't dull.
Monday, March 12, 2018
Yellow must mean spring.
Week 45 of the temperature quilt
March 4 - 10
70, 57, 55, 46, 46, 55, 52
Sarah at Sarah Did It! is hosting a link up on Wednesdays. Check it out.
This is my temperature/color (Fahrenheit) scheme:
100 + Brown
Sunday, March 11, 2018
When I lived in the US, I had a washer dryer set. I hung some delicate or knit items, but most things dried in the electric dryer.
|(not my W/D, but I had something similar)|