Chinese people rarely invite guests to their home.It is too troublesome because a dining table consists of many dishes. If friends want to get together, they go to a restaurant. It is rather cheap, even bearing in mind the Chinese tradition that the inviter pays for everyone. In Wudang, an excellent lunch for 5 people will cost around . Friends usually invite each other in turns.
Many homes don’t have a shower and toilet.Apart from multi-unit apartment buildings, there are a lot of one-story houses in our town, which look like concrete boxes. The interiors are very simple, but 2 things are obligatory: the characters written on the door wishinggood luckand the portrait of Mao Zedong in the biggest room. The toilets in such houses are usually located outside, with no shower. The cleaning lady from our kung-fu school lives in such a house and takes a shower at work.