Woohoo! I came home after a long day of school and squeezed in some time to play with my new camera (I'm in love with it, by the way). So please, take a little virtual tour of my humble abode - check out My apartment (and around) in my photo albums! The building is a bit discouraging when you first see it. We start out with the dingy exterior, carry on into the gloomy stairwell, then open the door into its surprisingly warm and cozy belly. Once again, I haven't bothered to tidy up, so please ignore the beer bottles, scattered shoes, underwear hanging up and other miscellaneous junk. The living room pic is sparkling clean - but that's an old picture.
I'd also like to take this chance to introduce to you a very non-western phenomenon. The Shoilet*. The shoilet is the toilet/shower combination all rolled up into one compact ball. The floor of the shower is just the floor of the bathroom. Get off the pooper and take one step into the shower. How convenient!
I HATE shoilets. I like to have a bit more of a distinct line between where I wash and where I..........
Also, the shoilet is quite smelly. At least at times, and especially in the summer. The shower water, as well as our laundry water, just flows along to this little drain. Sometimes things seem to be backed up or something and there is a VERY unpleasant smell. Ew. I hardly feel like I'm getting clean when the whole room reeks of sewage. Like I said, EW.
And finally, as if I hadn't already given ample reason to despise it, along with the shoilet comes the joys of sewer bugs. All these little flies come up out of the drain and stick to the walls. They are very slow and stupid (due to breathing shit fumes for all their lives) and easily squished. Still, another hearry EEEW! from crowds.
Here is a look at a shoilet fly.
*The term shoilet is being credited to my sister, who in turn credits it to some girl I don't know.