Is peeing embarrassing?

Apparently, Japanese women seem to think so. The moment they enter the toilet cubicle, the first thing they always seem to do is to press the flushing sound (so as to mask the sound of them peeing – roll eyes). For those who are not familiar with Japanese toilets, well, every toilet is always equipped with some sort of machine which they call bidet. 







You can see for yourselves all sorts of functions that that the toilet bowl can do for you to keep your golden arse squeaky clean.


You can also see the flushing sound button on the right, yes? Yup, that’s the button I’m talking about.


I can understand why shitting can be embarrassing. But peeing?? Come on, people go to the toilet only for one reason. Nobody goes to the toilet to socialise or have a fancy dinner. Ok, unless you are sparing a thought for people who are too embarrassed to eat alone outside and instead choose to eat inside a toilet cubicle.

How pathetic is that? But such is the nature of Japanese culture. Yup, they even have a term for it. It’s called benjo meshi (literally, toilet food. yikes.) Haiz. Nvm, it’s another topic for another day.


Meanwhile, to my fellow Singaporeans, please do continue to be as considerate as you have always been and leave the toilet as clean as possible, okay? kthnxbye!


About Kimono Party Girl

I was born and bred in Singapore for the first 20 years of my life, and then I decided that even after flying all over the world as a flight attendant, life is still too boring. So, in search of more adventure and add spice to my life, I quit my job, packed up, and left for Japan - which is, to me, the promised land. I've always been fascinated with Japan ever since I was 8, thanks to Ayumi Hamasaki, aka the Britney Spears of Japan. She's the first J-pop singer that I have been obsessed with, and my first contact with the Japanese language was through her lyrics. Yup, I first learned my Hiragana from her song 'I am'. But what really sealed the deal was my first trip to Japan in 2010. The fresh air, the beautiful cherry blossoms, the endless fast fashion trends and the awesome food was what made Japan the land of my dreams, and it had since become my goal to one day live, work and party in Japan. So after working like a horse as a flight attendant for 2 years and saving up a decent amount, I made a big leap of faith and moved to the land of the rising sun. I have studied one year of Japanese and two years of graphic design. Currently, I'm in the midst of shukatsu (就活 - job hunting). Wish me luck!
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