Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Opus 2019-073: Firsts: Bidet

One of the experiences of Japan that seems so strange is using their toilets.  Set aside what you have heard about squatting over a hole in the ground.  I am sure they exist but in two trips I have yet to see that variation.  What most of you would see is the opposite.  Their toilets are high tech.

Take the standard issue in the airport.  The first thing you notice is that there are a lot of controls for such a simple process.  Fortunately there are instructions in four languages and as long as you don’t just start pushing buttons you will be fine.  If you insist on going American then you do your business, find the button marked flush and you are good to go.  Of course there is not way I know of to avoid the heated toilet seat but once you get over the surprise it is a great idea.  If you want the full cultural experience, read the labels.

Every Japanese toilet I have seen comes with a bidet.  If you don’t know what that is then you need to get out more.  It is a spray that cleans your bottom for you.  There is even a button for a different spray for women.  You can control the pressure and stop it when you are ready.  Don’t worry the water is warm.  I finally worked up the courage to try it.  For further descriptions you will need to try it yourself.

Life is full of so many things to experience.  I have now added the bidet to my list.

homo unius libri


  1. Can't say that's on my bucket list. ;-)

    1. Some of the Spam bots were more impressed.

      Grace and peace


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