Be a patriot, celebrate World Toilet Day

Be a patriot, celebrate World Toilet Day

Remember Nov 19.

Going potty, poop and plop, I see no reason why World Toilet Day should ever be forgot. While this Tuesday may not be the first World Toilet Day (it has been around since 2001), it will be the first World Toilet Day since July 24, when the United Nations adopted Singapore's resolution to designate Nov 19 as World Toilet Day.

The man behind it was Singaporean Jack Sim, founder of the Restroom Association of Singapore and the World Toilet Organisation, and he must be flushed with joy.

It was the first time Singapore had tabled a resolution before the UN General Assembly after 48 years as a UN member - and it had to be for a day to commemorate toilets.

At least Singapore's resolution wasn't for a World No Chewing Gum Day.

But I'm disappointed that despite Singapore's diplomatic coup, Nov 19 has yet to be gazetted as a public holiday in Singapore.

So World Toilet Day will be like one of those pseudo-holidays, such as Halloween and Valentine's Day.

But instead of flowers, you can give your loved ones scented bathroom tissue.

Actually, I'm not really sure what we're supposed to do on World Toilet Day.

What are traditions of the World Toilet Day?

Just as a new song is written for National Day every year, a new song has been written for World Toilet Day this year.

I reckon it's even better than this year's National Day song, although that might not be saying much.

I think the song is called Thank You Toilet and it's sung by an animated toilet bowl with toilet rolls for eyes in a YouTube video released by an organisation called WaterAid.

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