4 comments 19.1.10

Squattie potties

Posted by Miss Fong - Filed under
I just got back from a biz trip in China and I can still smell the strong stench of urine from the women's toilets...peeeuuuw! Yes, I've complained about my company's toilets before, but I'm so glad that at least in HK we have seated toilets that do (sometimes) flush.

I know the argument for squattie potties and how they are supposed to be more hygienic, but c'mon! There's a reason why Chinese toilets smell so freakin bad, thanks to a) all the splatter and b) the baskets full of used (ugh) TP. It's a nightmare just to have to go to the toilet!

I remember the first time I needed to use a squatter and asking my friend how exactly to do it (you know, cuz it's pretty vital information). But, have you ever thought about how backwards that is - to have to ask how to squat to go to the toilet? I'm sure that just as kittens know how to use the litter box by instinct, squatting must have been the most natural thing for humans to do when they needed to go to the toilet. But you know, we in the West need to learn how to do this all over again.

Anyway, just when I thought I had it mastered, I saw this sign in a Chinese washroom:

Now I'm all confused again... which way are we supposed to face!? :(
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5 comments 5.1.10

Pure Conspiracy

Posted by Miss Fong - Filed under
When I first joined PURE Fitness in HK, I vowed never to wear the free workout clothes that they offered to all their members. I mean, when you think about how many times those faded black t-shirts and shorts have been drenched in other people's sweat, it's no wonder (yeeeeuck!).

However, it didn't take long before I succumbed to wearing the PURE uniform more and more due to pure laziness. For one, I didn't have to plan/bring what to wear at the gym anymore, and it totally saved me from doing any more laundry than I already had to. :D 

BUT! Has anyone else noticed how deliberately unfashionable their outfits are?! Don't get me wrong, I love my gym, but why is it that the more I go, the more I feel like a big fat blob? After some serious thinking, I've finally figured it out:

PURE wants us to feel fat(!!)

The over-sized, faded black t-shirts that drape over our bodies...the super high-cut, white sport socks that make any leg look chunkier...the nylon shorts with a tiny elastic waistband made to squeeze all your stomach fat into the bubbliest muffin top there ever existed...and the built-in underwear that's just thin enough to turn into a built-in thong once you break into a jog.

Of course, I could just start bringing my own workout tops and shorts...but when it comes down to muffin top vs. extra laundry...pass the muffins please! :)
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