Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Historical Tourism... in my apartment!

Some people do eco-tourism, some do culinary-tourism and some-people love history-tourism (I like to call these people: NERDS!).

So Japan, with its rich history and culture, is the perfect place for these people. Imagine visiting a country that was closed-off from the rest of the world for so long; everywhere I go, I can witness history. Sometimes I close my eyes and feel like a samurai in the 14th century:

- I visited temples with impressive architecture, some made of wood that is older than my own country.
- I visited remnants of the American bombings during the 2nd World war.
- I visited castles that once protected whole villages from other tribes.
- I visited mausoleums where entire families of samurais and nobles are buried.
- etc

Well I am lucky to have, in my own apartment, a piece of Japanese history. YES! I’m not kidding. Someday, I will start charging people to come and take a look at it. But it is a secret, do not tell anyone. It is so PRECIOUS, that some people have tried to steal pieces of it.

All right, I know you are dying to know what I’m talking about sooooo...

Well people, I give you: My shower.

This sorry excuse for a shower is really the most aggravating thing about my apartment. It’s a big apartment, a free apartment but LORD JESUS, I have NEVER seen such a crappy shower. The rumor says that Marco Polo once took a shower in there on his journey on the Silk route. To start it, I have to push a button and rotate it anti-clockwise. At the same time, I rotate another lever clockwise until the red gauge goes in the red matter (to make sure I have enough gas to heat up the water)..... Then, I have to turn and push two more buttons. Look, I’m not going to lie, it took me one month to start doing it without the paper telling me how to. It’s a really really bad shower and sometimes, I dream that my apartment catches fire and that I’m actually pleased because it means I can have a decent shower. I have seen better showers in CAMBODIA. I spent my entire winter naked, pushing and turning knobs (not my knob, of course) while freezing my ass off.
Sometimes, I wonder why on Earth I would want to live in this country for another year. Especially when I know my brother is probably taking a shower in a 10 jet, rain sensation shower that may or may not involve robots.
It’s just a really shit shower. Thank you, I feel better now.


Michael Vegh said...

you're going to have to start it for me then.

P-Y said...

Of course, I do it for everyone who comes over... Had too many people break the damn thing

Michael Vegh said...

i'll have it down in 3 days haha

Mlle. escobar said...

lol marco polo!
moi qui suis une archeology-lover, je devrais p-ê réarranger mes vacances d'été?

Thunderstorm said...

Ton code pour ta douche me fait penser à la combinaison qu'on devait faire dans l'temps qu'on jouait au Nintendo gris! (en haut, en bas, gauche...)

Quelle époque... où on n'avait même pas conscience qu'on prenait des douches!


Anonymous said...

Je t'imagine entrain de te geler les couilles. Tout en assaillent de partir ce fichu de douche.

Anonymous said...

Salut py,
quand tu viendras cet été tu te paiera la traite dans la douche multi jet de ton frère et angela, puis tu viendra essayé ma nouvelle douche en céramique verre de 6 pieds de long et 42 pouces de large. Un must