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This ain’t no cage match, it’s how I live

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Houses and apartments have always fascinated me. In the place where I currently live, Guangzhou, the living arrangements are particularly interesting. This one is an older style, low-rise house made of brick. Seriously old school then, because most of the contemporary buildings are made of concrete and then have brick tiling put on over the top. Cladding if you like. But the interesting feature about this house (and photograph) is the caging that they have, which to say is comprehensive to say the least. Most houses and apartments have these ‘cagings’. Evidently to stop thieves though, since some of the apartments are on the 5th floors and higher, I think they’re be expecting a visit from Spiderman.

Inadequet drainage, we had to order out

.raining cats and dogs
It’s the rainy season in South Korea, and it was pouring. The deck to my apartment is a concrete bath ensuring that any torrent of rain is retained and appreciated by the occupants. It wasn’t too bad when I walked through, but afterwards, when I got in it literally came down in buckets.

There must have been about 2 inches on the deck when I walked outside to receive our fast food order of chicken. The delivery guy met me at the bottom of the stairs to our appartment. The rain was that heavy.

Good-bye yellow brick road

Good-bye yellow brick roadWith the lease expiring on our apartment in Guro Digital, so ends a chapter in my life that I can look back with more a jaundiced eye.