This post is the result of an experience I had at a pub recently. I walked into the bathroom and was apparently looking down, because the first thing I noticed upon entering the stall was a step. My immediate thought was, “Darn. A squat toilet.” I then looked up, saw the Western toilet, and remembered that I wasn’t in Singapore anymore, Toto.
So, You Know You’re Not in Singapore When…
10. You’re more likely to find someone from the small Polish town you taught English in, than you are to find a squat toilet. (That being said, I’ve heard a rumor that there are actually some squat toilets at my school, but I haven’t seen any yet. I did run into someone from Stalowa Wola.)
9. Good cheese is plentiful.
8. You can get to nearby countries quickly by train.
7. You overhear the word “lah” and get excited.
6. You’re cold inside and you can’t blame it on (excessive) air-conditioning.
5. You’re cold outside.
4. The public transportation workers strike. (On your first day of school.)
2. Your school’s student organization fair includes booths for Communists and Socialists. And Liberal Democrats, Conservatives, etc.
1. Alcohol is cheap and food is expensive.