I have tried very hard….. (James, Taiwan)
So far, the BBC techie team has done a good job, but, just so far so good, which doesn’t mean that will last forever and ever. The maintenance is always the most important thing.
Today, I tried to post a couple of comments, and they hadn’t show up in 1 or 2 hours.
The disappearing (or I call evaporative) comments of Student Blog are 151, and of Teacher Blog are 99. I have tried very hard to find those comments on mine, hopefully, I didn’t drop any one. Now, I would like to quote them briefly and say something as below:
1) Pary (Iran):
You said that you are reading Rainmaker which is concerning my job, that’s right, and I hope I will read its English version some day. And thanks for your regards.
You said you are amazing that I spent 5 hours for my daily Blog entries (May, 2007), and have a question that is:“It has been always my question that how active workwomen can manage their daily routine to be more active (I 'm eagerly looking forward to your answers, dear Leila and Adriana )” . Yes , I did spent 5 hours a day on May, 07, always done my job in the midnight. About your question for Leila and Adriana, may God bless us with their reading this entry.
Thanks for telling me that your name “Pary” means fairy.
2) Sayaka (Japan):
Thanks for your comment, short and strong, I would like to quote part of it:
“We Japanese used to use the squat-style toilet. But now most of them are replaced by the sitting one with shower and heater. It is interesting to view another culture from the bottom.”
3) Pilar (Spain):
Thanks for your comment, strong and short, I would like to quote part of it:
“The toilet subject is very interesting. I haven't used a squat toilet. I prefer the sitting toilet, but maybe the squat or fake toilet is more hygienic.”
4) Naheed (Pakistan, the Blogger):
Your comments are all great, thank you, hope you don’t mind that I quote as below:
“Quite interesting! Well, both kinds of toilet seats are used in Pakistan, but most of the people prefer squat one.”
“As for the condition of pollution in a city like Karachi, it becomes necessary to take shower twice.”
5) Marianna (Slovakia):
It’s a very affecting comment, where is Teacher Alex? I am calling 110. Here go your comment:
“Hi James! It is good you have put in one of your entertaining entry. I can’t imagine those cold springs. In my town there is only hot spring. However, you didn’t mention your teacher blogger Alex. Are you not curious about how he is doing? He had lost his home in that big London. It would be interesting to get to know whether he has found some cosy place yet, wouldn’t it? Maybe he is dwelling at Lottie with his cat happily. Ask him you please, he may drop a line perhaps only among you, men!”
6) many thanks to other commentators: Teacher Jo(West Meon), Benka (Serbia), Leila(Finland, student blogger), Aliaa(Cairo , Egypt), Domenico, Ajay Rana(Lucknow, India). And I would like to quote one remarkable comment as following:
"James, do you know why many of us westerners dislike the squatter toilet? It's because we didn't grow up using them, so we don't have the flexibility that you demonstrate so well in your photo! If you ask the average westerner to try to squat like you, with bum touching heels, he/she would wobble about or fall over, which is not a good thing to do in a public toilet! Perhaps if all western children were taught to use squatters, we wouldn't grow up to dislike them so much! I spent many years in Asia, so I'm used to squatters. And I found that it's much easier to use them in you're wearing high heels. Although this is not much use to men! Also, not *all* westerners dislike them. The squatter is still used in France, though it is becoming less popular. What diverse topics we cover on this blog! (posted by Jo from West Meon)
Ps: I have to quote it totally, not because I don’t have the ability to make this comment to a scale-down version, but it is a awesome point of view.
PS1: I am considering posting a photo (of toilet) on January 29, 2008, to say good bye to all of you. Well, it is a thinking just anyway.
James Zhih-Cheng Wu (Taiwan)
Student Blogger of May, 2007
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