Jun 23, 2015

13 Toilet Restaurant–Would You Eat Out of A Toilet?

Modern toilet taipei

The Modern Toilet is a three story bathroom theme restaurant in Taipei Taiwan. Yes I wrote toilet. I was watching a show, THE TOP MOST WEIRDEST RESTAURANTS where they feature strange and unusual   restaurants across the world. This one had my mouth gaping in amazement.

The seats are actual toilets, the tables are bathtubs and the drinking cups are bedpans and urinals. Food is served in mini toilets and the ice-cream is swirled to resemble loads of shit served in pee basin. All I could say watching the expose unfold was wow that is seriously thinking outside the box.

Inside Modern toiletSharing the new and strange….

The next day I shared info on “The Modern Toilet” with my eldest daughter as we often discuss unusual happenings and her, first she stared at me as if I were an alien beamed down from out of space with 3 heads and 15 eyeballs. She then ICECREAMproceeded to grunt inaudibly between clearly decipherable “intelligent” descriptive such as, “eewww,” “yuck,” “gross.” When I presented her with photographic proof of the food delivered in bathroom themed utensils (urinals, bedpans, pee basins, toilets) and poo shaped ice cream her most communicative expletive delivery came in the form of “Am done!” as she showed me her back and walked away saying, “disgusting.”

I guess it’s safe to say she’s not a fan (and I thought she was the adventurous type) what say you? Would you dine in this restaurant if you are in Taipei Taiwan and sit on toilet bowls and eat your foods out of mini toilets and drink out of urinals?

food in toilet bowlsurinal cupsyellow toilet food bowl

 


Credit Acknowledgement:

Since I’ve never been to this restaurant I had to source all my pictures from the internet, none of these photos are mine. Poo ice-cream from http://wierdestrestaurants.blogspot.ca/, urinal cup and restaurant sign from http://ontrip.dk/modern-toilet-restaurant-taipei-taiwan%e2%80%8f/, yellow toilet bowl from http://www.nsmbl.nl/, inside Modern Toilet from vsesosedi.blogspot.com

Jun 14, 2015

2 Listening Ear

Click the link above to read my cousin’s thoughts on how we listen & ought to listen.
What say you?

" When we give cheerfully  and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed" M. Angelou.

Jun 10, 2015

16 Muscle Pulled in the back of the Thigh–I almost died!

hamstring-injuryThis morning I pulled a muscle in the back of my right thigh while in the shower. Lord have mercy I had no words. I felt like someone took a hold of all those muscles back there and just pulled and snapped them. My mouth was frozen in a scream that didn’t make it pass my lips. The pain was horrendous. I closed my eyes as an agony of pain consumed me. I thought I broke my leg. I began chanting a litany of prayers begging the Lord to please make it better. I couldn’t put my foot down for a few moments while I vacillate between asking the Lord ‘is it broken?’ and begging the holy father for it not to be broken.

During my litany of prayer and begging I ginger shook out my foot, even that hurt like hell. Then I tested it to see if I could stand and gave praises to the almighty when I could. My morning routine of getting ready for work took on a whole new meaning. It was a painful task as bending stretched out the muscle and pain ensued. I wasn’t graceful or eloquent in my movements while getting dressed. It took time, with determination and gritted teeth I managed it.

Walking well lets just say I have given new meaning to the slide shuffle as I dragged my right foot and lifted my whole right side to move it forward. Lets not even get me started with sitting, putting on my shoes or manoeuvring the stairs. On the trained I sat leaning heavily on my left with my bum to the end of the seat because sitting all the way back hurt the back of my thigh. Work was an out of world experience. I made it through and I am thankful to God for my resiliency.

photo from www.healthandfitnesstalk.com

May 31, 2015

12 Self-Control: Revisiting a train of thought

I am not a big fan of Aristotle however I do agree with a few of his philosophical sayings. One of which says …
“It is easy for anybody to become angry however to be angry with the right person, at the right time for the right purpose to the right degree in the right way is not easy and not within everybody's power.”
Now that is truth summed up is in 40 words. I mean think about it, “to be angry with the right person, at the right time, for the right purpose, to the right degree, in the right way,” takes a hell of lot of self-control. It requires one to be cognisant of one’s’ actions, words, intent, delivery and a willingness to stand in the truth of that experience and face the consequences and repercussions of the confrontation. Not many people are able to do that. Not many can place the anger directly at its source; often times some lash out indiscriminately in retaliation of the hurt they feel hence compounding the issues because their wrath was misdirected.
At some point I think we all in one way or another have been guilty of taking out our anger on others that many not have been deserving of it, whether it is by our dismissiveness tones, gruffness, shortness, impatience and rudeness.
Just as we are sometime guilty of misplace anger we can also say that we all have been recipients of another’s wrath. In those times you feel like you “wow, I’m in the right place wrong time.” or “I’m in the wrong place wrong time,” depending on how you look at it. The question is how do you handle it? Do you become as reactive and engaged by becoming just as combative? Do you allow yourself to be drawn into an argument for which you have no clue the source or the cause? Do you take a step back and leave the way you came in or do you examine how much of what’s coming at you has to do with you and how does not? What you do and how you do it will determine the quality of the relationship henceforth.
The truth is we all can benefit from learning to manage our anger especially in those times when we feel like our cup runnette over and we are overwhelmed. To learn how “to be angry with the right person, at the right time for the right purpose to the right degree in the right way,” is s gift beyond measure. I am in the process of that learning….
  • How good are you at managing your anger?
  • Are you able to as Aristotle states direct your anger at the right person at the right time for the right purpose to the right degree?
  • Are you cognisant of your intention?
  • Can you speak without offending?
  • Can you articulate your perspective without being consumed by the anger?
  • Can you speak without being disrespectful, reverting to verbal bashing?
  • If not, what are you going to do about it?
  • If your anger is out of control when do you plan to get it under control?
  • What will it take for you to be inspired to get a handle on your anger?
  • Do you control your anger or does your anger control you?
Remember:
“He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.” -Tao Te Ching
There is no shame is seeking help, there is very little within society that is within our control the one thing you have complete control over is yourself, so take the steps toward self-governing, it’s a worthy investment, one well worth your time, energy and effort.
As the Chinese Proverb Say…..
“You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair.”
Peace, Much love, have a fabulous week.

May 18, 2015

14 IN THE MIDST

 

I sit, I stare

Not in despair

There are no tears

No fears

No melancholy

I simply …

Sit and stare

Observing the world around me

Looking everywhere and nowhere

Thinking about everything and nothing

I sit, I stare

Without care

Enjoying

Being

So

I sit and I stare

 

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May 7, 2015

63 CONVERSING ON THE ART OF BEING STILL


This is where am at today so am hitting replay, trying to be..still.

I Believe I Can Fly by Frank Morrison
Learning to be still at times is like trying to catch water with a sift. It is challenging, pitting what you know against what you want. The practice endeavours one to think critically about action, cause and effect. It moulds and teaches self-discipline, self-monitoring and self-parenting. It is a practice that is demanding when one first instinct is to react instead of staying calm, to roar instead of being humble, to be obnoxious and malicious instead of benevolent and polite.
Learning to be still is valuable. It is in the process of achieving it is where one runs into trouble. It involves daily practice, learning how to “leave this”, “pick up that”. The Repetitive practice is essential to training oneself to … Speak when it is necessary, answer only when called, think mindfully before expressing and walking away instead of surrendering to wilful retaliation.
The art of being still demands much skill, some of which I am still learning.
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