Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Be Careful Where You Walk!

I brought my camera with me on my walk to the bank today. It is also the same route I use to get to the grocery store. These pavers are covered with an artificial "moss" for lack of a better word. Many of them are disintegrating.

The yellow pavers are for the blind and they are really uncomfortable to walk on.

You need to keep your eye out when you walk. The sidewalk can have broken pavers.

I have not fallen outside yet but I have fallen in a few restrooms when we first arrived in Suwon. The bathrooms are called "wet" rooms meaning they have a drain in the floor which is used to clean the room. The entrance is raised so you have to step down into the restroom. It is also the same at our apartment. It took a few falls for me to catch on.
I've been under the weather for a few days. On Friday I had a visit from pest control and she sprayed the most horrible smelling stuff down our drains. I opened all the windows but it still stunk horribly. It gave me quite an upset stomach for a couple of days.
I was talking to my Korean language teacher about it on Monday and told him I was thinking of contacting building maintenance about discontinuing this service. He said that I shouldn't do that because all the bugs in the building will then come to my apartment. I looked at him and said, "Are you kidding?" He replied, "Not really." I guess I never thought of it like that. They sure have some smart bugs here in Korea.


Helena said...

Huh! I lived in apartment buildings in several different cities in Korea and never heard of spraying the drains for bugs. Do you know how often they spray? Maybe you could try discontinuing and see if you really do get a sudden influx of bugs into your apartment.

They're always ripping those sidewalks up and putting them back down. Keeps things interesting.

Becky said...

No, this was the first time and we have lived in the apartment only over a month.

They also came into the hotel room once, but the it wasn't nearly as toxic

CreekHiker said...

Becky, Hope you are feeling better. Love your photos.

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