I went to the gym last night, the local YMCA which I have been a member of since I was a wee one, and where I learned to swim. The Y recently underwent an expantion and renovation, and now boasts amenities like a climbing wall and a additional pool dedicated to lap swimming. The locker rooms haven't changed, but I was struck by how high the ceilings are--especialy compared to my gym back in Taipei, which is squeezed into four floors of a building complex. The towels are bigger and fluffier at my Taipei gym, though. And I prefer the climbing gym in Taipei. But for a place that has it all--I'm happy.