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Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.



A South Korean politician has made a career out of beautifying public restrooms… now he has a commode-shaped house.

The house is two stories tall and is ready for the World Toilet Association meeting that will take place in Seoul today.

The Seoul conference:

1. a “Hansel and Gretel” bathroom made from cookies and candy that gives presents to children when they flush,

2. a “toilet gallery cafe” where people can sit on colorful commodes while drinking tea.

The man wants guests to the conference to come spend a night in the bowl at a cost of $50,000.

The house/commode is 24.5 feet tall and is 4,520 square feet.

In the center of the house is a floor to ceiling window that turns opaque when users touch it after entering to do their business.

A motion sensor activates some ‘smooth’ classical music.

There are four other bathrooms in the house.

The roof balcony (bowl) is accessed by climbing up stairs through what would be a toilet drain — which is equipped to collect rain for some functions to conserve drinking water….or flushing water, not to be confused, of course.

Is this something you would do for a ’cause?’

Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.


Bill Belew

Daddy and Christian.

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