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Display Name: papoocha
Member Since: 5/3/09

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"washroom" = common where I live (Calgary, Canada), but was not understood when I asked in a restaurant Australia

Can You List 100 Different Ways To Say 'Toilet'?
3/4/11 08:45 PM

I second arcaydia but with green masking tape (I am Canadian, too) - works every time!

How To Make Your Bath Hold More Water | Apartment Therapy Boston
3/6/10 05:47 PM

My grandma in Japan used to put them in a cloth bag, tie it closed and drop in the bath water.

She also dried them in the sun, grind them up and added to the spice mix (blend of chilli powder, sesame seeds & so on sprinkled on various dishes). It's lovely in noodle soups...

5 (More) Uses for Citrus Peels | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
3/6/10 11:25 AM

I have a 6 ft 2x2 tower wrapped with sisal rope mounted on a wall. Other than the shredded mess from the sisal it's great!

BTW, that grey cat looks EXACTLY like mine!

Sonia and Bruce's DIY Sisal Rope Cat Scratcher | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
3/4/10 12:27 AM

hey, I got the same typewriter (not the $15k one) in the same colour! maybe I should drag it out to display...

The Appeal of the Typewriter BBC News | Apartment Therapy Chicago
12/2/09 06:07 PM

I grew up in Japan with my grandma living on the same property of my parents & my 2 brothers. It's sort of a tradition for the eldest son to look after the family estate (in our neighborhood, anyway) and to live with the elder parents. It was not cheap to own/rent a dwelling of your own for an average person, so it sure made financial sense to do so as well.

When we were small we never went to daycare. My grandma kept herself young by staying active also, as there were tons of things to do, helping both of my working parents. Cooking was done for everyone mostly by my grandma, so my mom rarely had to cook after coming home from work. You never had to go far to get little help.

In the last few decades, it became common to live with parents in homes that are semi-separated. More privacy with the benefits of multi-generation living, not too close, but not too far...
They call it "the distance miso-soup won't be chilled".

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Does Multigenerational Living = Green Living? San Francisco Chronicle
8/14/09 03:47 PM

When I found a pint of ice cream at the end of a long-haul moving day, and after opening 6 boxes that were labeled "kitchen miscellaneous" at 2AM and no spoon found, I certainly learned the lesson. YES, a picnic set is a must in the "open first" box! (BTW, the 7th box had a plastic spoon in it)

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Moving Tip: Pack an "Open First" Box
8/4/09 09:22 PM

I usually sit by a first class lounge to pick up free wifi.
works well for me.

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | How to Get Free Airport WiFi
7/27/09 11:29 PM

My house is called "Dorothy Palmer". We keep getting (junk) mail addressed to her, no matter what we try to stop it, so we decided it's all for the house.

I believe your house will name itself somehow.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Do You Give a Name to Your House? Good Questions
7/22/09 11:46 PM