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02 May 2007 @ 06:31 am
this entry has no other purpose than to serve as my visual bookmark of the toilet i spent four hours scrubbing and washing, the night in january when i moved back into jean's apartment at swanston street to stay for a coupla weeks.

jean herself had moved out for a year or so then. the last tenant was a common friend who isn't known for his personal hygiene habits.

i wish i had the presence of mind to snap a 'before' picture. it was horrifically gross. there were layers of... stuff. dried pee and godknowswhat had dribbled down and caked the sides of the toiletbowl. there were two bath mats which had turned a funky colour where they absorbed pee and godknowswhat. those patches grew mould and more godknowswhats (which were possibly alive). these bath mats were also so dried out that the rubberised bottoms had disintergrated and become powder. the shower floor had turned a different colour under layers of mould. the rest of the marble floor in the toilet had dubious patches of... stuff.

no rest for the fusspot until surfaces were clean enough to eat off.

on a happier note, i love printed toiletpaper. :) i wish it was more popular/widely available/cheaper in singapore. sorbent rocks.

feelin': sleepysleepy
hianhwee, tracy LIMhianhwee on May 2nd, 2007 12:00 am (UTC)
wow, you are also a capable toilet cleaner. :clap clap:

the printed paper is available in singapore! we went to peppy1888's house and wishingleaf spotted it in her toilet!
JV: surprise!drag0nette on May 2nd, 2007 07:54 am (UTC)
oooh... are they good quality ones or rough ones? :D
hianhwee, tracy LIMhianhwee on May 2nd, 2007 09:11 am (UTC)
dunno lei, shd be good one.
sticker mansilver_crv on May 2nd, 2007 01:16 am (UTC)
toilet paper a recycled stuff?? ..just wondering..
it true..it abit expensive to get these printed ones over here
JV: leaf116drag0nette on May 2nd, 2007 07:57 am (UTC)
there are some brands which are recycled ones! :) not sure about sorbent... i don't think it's recycled but it sure is much kinder on the ass. :p recycled ones can be quite tough, like sandpaper!
seth_saraseth_sara on May 2nd, 2007 01:17 am (UTC)
yay! i love those printed toilet paper too! and i miss them!!! another thing i miss is the eucalyptus scented tissue... for runny nose!! oh... i miss whoolies!! :p~
JV: totorodrag0nette on May 2nd, 2007 07:52 am (UTC)
i use the aloe vera ones! :D they rock... moisturises the poor nose!
Little Miss Sunshine.tiffanyx on May 2nd, 2007 02:06 am (UTC)
VERY clean!!! woots!

i love the basin!
JV: leaf116drag0nette on May 2nd, 2007 07:58 am (UTC)
.that girl.: not my usual cuppagirlwhowaits on May 2nd, 2007 03:16 am (UTC)
Sorbent tissues rock too when you have the snifflies :)

No bathtub?
JV: huhdrag0nette on May 2nd, 2007 07:51 am (UTC)
bathtub on the right behind the door... no one ever uses it because of the weird layout.

i use aloe tissues for sniffles! kleenex if i'm not wrong. not available in singers. :[
.that girl.: bundled upgirlwhowaits on May 2nd, 2007 10:04 am (UTC)
nope. couldn't find kleenex aloe even in 2 Cold Storage branches when I was back.

For some reason the new bathtubs being built all look like foot baths.
The Citygent: BuzzGentcitygent on May 2nd, 2007 01:00 pm (UTC)

at least it looks nice now. Could eat me dinner off that, I could ;o)
JV: totorodrag0nette on May 2nd, 2007 01:16 pm (UTC)
actually, it looked clean enough to eat off but i still wouldn't have risked it. ;) marble is an absorbent material after all...
astrorainfallastrorainfall on May 4th, 2007 01:45 pm (UTC)
that's so seriously gross. good grief, i thought i've seen loos from hell but i think you've seen something just a notch below the famous trainspotting potty scene.

i also just scrubbed me toilet in tokyo — i love it when all the mould and crap are gone. i feel cleaner showering in a sparklin' tub.

JV: surprise!drag0nette on May 4th, 2007 08:08 pm (UTC)
ok, to be fair (to the swanston toilet hehe) it actually looked alright from the door. it was nowhere as openly gross as the trainspotty. and at least, everything was dry.

it's only when you get closer...