For the first time in seven years Ajumma's living in a place where water can be safely drank from the tap. It's really nice not to lug heavy bottles a mile uphill or struggle with a 10 pound Sparklets jug. While studying in China all my water was boiled before it could be injested. Luckily I lived in a dorm with a built-in boiling system. So guess who became my best friend in the Middle Kingdom? My metal thermos, of course. These days students studying in developing countries such as China, Mexico and Vietnam are warned that opening their mouths while showering may result in contracting hepatitis. Eew.
Ajumma's thermos looked like this red one. Ah, memories.