Lack of SE Asian hot water is the least of my problems

in Freewriters3 years ago (edited)


We do not have much hot water in SE Asia. It is not like in the west.

Here most kitchens do not have hot water. You mostly see only a water heater in the bathroom shower and not at the sink in the bathroom either. Some of the hostels I have stayed at had no hot water at all.

You get used to it but miss it.

I think of my mom who would not believe that laundry or dishes would be getting clean. Maybe not, but you cannot change the situation, so you have to make do.

In my freewrite yesterday I said working on my mobile phone is "for the birds." @wakeupkitty wanted to know if that is good or bad.

It is bad.

For me, the screen is too small for my bad eyes and the keys are hard for me to use. Options I am used to having cannot be found,and odd things jump on the screen and I do not know how to work with them.

Every post takes longer by far than when I can use my laptop. I'm sure I could do better in time if I had to keep using the phone.

It is also taking way more of my wifi time using the phone, so running out of minutes is now a concern.

Hopefully the laptop will soon be fixed for cheap and I will have better health too. All I want is to get back to normal and be able to function properly.

Soon I will do a post with more details about my computer problem. This will be on the @bxlphabet blog and be sent to my friend here who will help me. I'm so lucky to have him be willing to get involved.

With the current state of my health, I am overwhelmed to figure out how to fix my computer by myself. Another health post coming soon on @fitinfunfood. I'm cautiously optimistic right now.

My post today is for the freewrite daily prompt by mariannewest. Today's words are "hot water." Tell us your thoughts on this topic and you can join in too.

My photo is from when I was waiting to get on to my flight to Bangkok while in agonizing pain from the fall I took on the bus last week. This seems like so long ago.


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You might want to give Appics a try from your phone. It is in test mode so you have to go through whatever it is on Android to be able to download a Beta version type thing. But it doesn't require a lot of writing - just mostly pictures and the pay is pretty good as well.

Just what you need...more aches and pains and computer problems. I wish I had a magic wand to make you well but all I can do is to continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers. : )

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There has been research that suggests that washing dishes in hot water is no more hygienic than cold. In order to kill germs it has to be so hot (boiling) you couldn't use it! I usually only use hot water in my shower. Washing up and washing my hands I use cold. This is mostly because we live in a big house and the boiler is so far away it takes about 5 litres of water before it runs hot. It is a waste of water to use hot water! In the shower we have canisters so we can save the water before it runs hot!

It may not get "cleaner" but it sure does make it easier for the grease to come off stuff.

In my small condo, water gets hot fast and reading this post makes me feel spoiled.

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