LOOKING AT bentong's avatar,I can't help but write something about modern amenities
as far as TOILETS are concerned.
AT THE NAGANO WINTER OLYMPICS 7-or-8-years ago,
participants were asked their impressions of that gathering.
MOST, IF NOT ALL, were one in saying
that they liked the TOILETS installed in the Olympic Village best,
aside from the usual Japanese Hospitality and accomodations, that is.
MOST JAPANESE, and residents of this country were amazed.
Didn't they have those in their own country, they asked.
One athlete vowed to bring home one such gadget
as soon as the Games was over.
Whether she did just that, there is no way for me to confirm.
But the contraption really, really is great!I
GUESS NOT ALL have those amenities.
Indeed, Japan has gone a long way in making amenities a way of life.
TOILETS, such as those mentioned
by Nagano Olympians are really fascinating.
These consists of:
>>"CHARM" for Ladies,
>>"SHOWER" a better version of the old BIDET
[a bathroom fixture used especially for bathing the external genitals and the posterior parts of the body ],
>> and a "DRY" to dry or minimize whatever water is left
before one dries the behind with tissue paper.
THE PATENT OWNER said that he invented that to help his sick and elderly mother
clean herself sans helper.
His mother was one who never was satisfied with using toilet papers only.
This reminds me of Pinays and their penchantfor 'washing.'
OWNING THESE contraption is really heaven.
They are now one of the symbols of modern living.
But since the SHOWER is stronger for me,
I like using CHARM most.
MODERN BUILDINGS, HOMES, and even supermarkets
use these contraptions.
Little by little, the usual OVAL ones that is common in public toilets
are being replaced by these modern ones.
In some HIGHWAY STOPS, though, they have both:
they have installed modern ones
replacing the old western style.
The usual old style where one has to SQUAT has been retained
since it is more convenient and 'safe' for most people.
ABOUT A YEAR AGO, ....a new one came out.
This time, they INSTALLED A SENSOR TO THE TOILET COVER.
The cover would AUTOMATICALLY OPEN AS SOON AS SOMEONE STANDS NEAR IT.
IT LIKEWISE WOULD CLOSE AS SOON AS THE PERSON WHO USED IT WALKS AWAY.
BESIDES, AUTO-FLUSH IS IN.
This sounds great for those who dare not handle covers
nor too ready to lift/close them, too.
HOW ABOUT YOU?
WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO YOUR TOILET LATELY?
Monday, September 26, 2005
CHARM & SHOWERS
投稿者 Cory 時刻: Monday, September 26, 2005