on Mar 17, 2010 in culture
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You might be wondering what the photo is, it is a package of All-purpose tissues. You might think,” I do not have a cold”, why carry tissues with me. Well if you are in a mall, a store, many offices and even many restaurants and you need to use a public restroom, you will need this type of product. This is because many restrooms and/or toilet stalls do not have toilet paper. Most public restrooms and many restrooms in businesses do not supply it either.
In many office restrooms, there usually is a large bucket and a handled pail. This is because many Filipinos like to wash their private parts with water and not paper when there are finished. Some do use paper first but like to wash with water after.
In some nicer restroom, there is what we would think of a sprayer for a kitchen sink. This is there for those who prefer water to wash. I joke of it as a Filipino bidet.
This is not much of a story, but something to remember when you visit the Philippines and out around town and “nature calls.”