Saturday, September 18, 2010

Word of the Week: Ting Shui

I thought it might be beneficial to include posts every now and then that enhance your vocabulary and give you more insight to the culture. So, the inaugural word of the week is Ting Shui, pronounced "Ting Sh-way." It literally means "stop water," and that's what happens over here. Randomly, the water will just be cut off with absolutely no warning. You realize just how much you rely on water when you don't have it for an extended period of time. Last weekend, ting shui went on for 48 hours, and let's just say it wasn't pretty.

Lesson learned here. Take a shower whenever you can. You never know when your next one might be.

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