Narita Airport’s Smoking Rooms, Free Wi-Fi, and Exciting Toilet Bowls

As a not avid but long time smoker, something I enjoy about foreign airports is that their assholes aren’t so tightened by political stupidity that they’ve banned smoking rooms.  I understand that non-smokers don’t want to inhale smoke, but I also think it’s wrong to punish smokers, or inconvenience them, for doing something that isn’tContinue reading “Narita Airport’s Smoking Rooms, Free Wi-Fi, and Exciting Toilet Bowls”

Public Toilets in Malls in the Philippines

Today while at Megamall in Manila, I had reason to visit one of the public toilets.  It took me a while, because the restroom was crowded, but I finally managed to secure a stall.  When I walked in, there was piss all over the floor, no toilet seat, and no toilet paper.  I wasn’t expectingContinue reading “Public Toilets in Malls in the Philippines”

Singapore 2010 Chinese New Year: Luck, Decorations, Crowds & Surcharges

Last year my wife and I missed out on seeing Chinatown at Chinese New Year’s completely.  Somehow, I got the date mixed up and we wound up going down there the day after the celebration.  This year I made sure to mark my calendar correctly. Luck We’d originally planned on eating at Bugis Junction, at theContinue reading “Singapore 2010 Chinese New Year: Luck, Decorations, Crowds & Surcharges”