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over the labor day weekend, i went to my cousin's house warming party. and as a guest to a house warming party, you visit every signal room in the house, including the bathrooms. but honestly, visiting nice and clean bathrooms is a guilty pleasure of mine :D i would always take a bathroom break if i was eating at a fancy/modern looking restaurant

what i am sooooooo amused and impressed about the bathrooms (minus the fact that i've always liked nice bathrooms and we're asian so shoes are normally not allowed indoors) are the heated floors! it is sooo awesome (especially on a cold day like that day).

my cousin-in-law was telling me how it's pretty popular in japan and china already (or i could be making this up given my worse memory haha). and if it werent so expensive, the whole house would have them. according to him (and my memory), they got the idea from the japanese kotatus or what are known to me as the tables with heaters in them. the heated floors have running hot water in pipes under them. and while i wonder how big of a water bill they have, he mentioned to me that they use recycled water, so it doesnt affect the water bill. the best part of it all is that you can control the temperature (i'm not sure why i thought that's so impressive given the technology these days haha)!

so i've already decided that for my future home i'm gonna built, i will also add this niffy feature to my bathroom(s)... and depending on how well my money tree is growing in the backyard, maybe for the whole house :D

it's pretty funny how i already know how my future house's bathroom looks like... but have no clue for the other rooms hahah



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Sep. 5th, 2006 06:41 am (UTC)
hey, that's cool! :) I, too, appreciate nice, clean bathrooms. When I was in China, the bathroom in our apartment made me uncomfortable the whole time b/c it was subpar. :\
Sep. 5th, 2006 04:42 pm (UTC)
uh yeah, on the countary, i dislike dirty/stinky bathrooms (but who doesnt?)

i'm not looking forward in using any of the bathrooms in hong kong at the end of this year either.
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Sep. 5th, 2006 04:44 pm (UTC)
me?!?! corrupted you?!?! my god, i think i am the most innocent girl you ever known! 0:]

joking aside, i guess i must've heard/remember wrong? he said it's popular in japan. i thought it was like a really common thing for some reason.
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Sep. 6th, 2006 06:38 pm (UTC)
:O i dont know what you are talkinga bout haha :P
Sep. 5th, 2006 07:00 am (UTC)
get towel warmers too. my friends house in italy has them. they were part of the highlight of being there.
Sep. 5th, 2006 07:01 am (UTC)
oops apparently i wasn't logged in...
Sep. 5th, 2006 04:35 pm (UTC)
oOoOoOh warm towels. interesting!

haha with warm floors and towels, i'm afraid if anyone gets used to that will be too spoiled to even spend a night at a nice hotel! haha
Sep. 5th, 2006 05:24 pm (UTC)
Hahaha! ITs okay if you don't know what your other rooms look like.. You got your interior designer friend to help you on that. Hahaha. I love bathrooms and kitchens.. they are the best to remodel!!!!

Sep. 5th, 2006 05:25 pm (UTC)
whoo i was already thinking of asking you to help me out hahahah :D

we'll talk more abut how my bathroom would look like ok? and you can tell me if it's realistic enough to design or not lol!
Sep. 6th, 2006 06:36 am (UTC)
didn't know you had a bathroom fetish. ;)
Sep. 6th, 2006 04:32 pm (UTC)
stop lying! i could've sworn we mentioned something bathroom related when we went to that pancake... waffle house place... er... you know.
Sep. 7th, 2006 12:08 am (UTC)
I see tv programs on japan a lot about remodeling houses (reform?) whatever its called is on TV a lot. They also sometimes showoff some nice houses with cool ideas. Its like that show on MTV called cribs, except this time the ppl are more normal (not rap/pop superstars) and the homes aren't super duper huge or anything, just very modern and high tech in some ways.

Certainly you'll hear a lot of the term "barrier-free". Look it up!

Sep. 7th, 2006 11:58 pm (UTC)
i looked it up. so i'm assuming that "barrier-free" means more handicap accessable? lol the hotel room i stayed at in london was barrier free. no tub! (handicap accessable)

i actually did a video of the hotel room... decided to redo it so i deleted it and never got a chance to redo it LOL

but in the video i recorded the bathroom because it was pretty also.
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