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Sunday, 04 September 2005

World Toilet College

I'm not sure how many people read this article from ChannelNewsAsia.com. Trust me, I tried to keep a straight face reading it, but I failed miserably.

I thought I've seen everything, but a toilet college!? Incredulous!

Heck, I didn't know there's even a World Toilet Organisation based in Singapore until I read that article. But make no mistake about it, funny as it is, the World Toilet Organisation (WTO) is a legitimate organisation that aims to promote hygiene and sanitation in public toilets. They even got their own website at worldtoilet.org!

I clicked on their website and saw this.
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What a pun!

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT! My Big Bird laughed so hard it fell off. Almost.

Anyway, you gotta pity the World Trade Organisation for sharing the three-letter acronym as the World Toilet Organisation. Imagine what the families of their employees are gonna have to put up with.

Mrs Lim: "Ehhhh... hello Mrs Yee! How are you doing today?"
Mrs Yee: "I'm fine! How's your husband har? He found a job already or not?"
Mrs Lim: "Yah! He's now working for the WTO!"
Mrs Yee: "Wah! WTO! World Trade Organisation ah?!"
Mrs Lim: "No lah... World Toilet Organisation. :("

Aerial view of the World Toilet Organisation (WTO) Headquarters in the heart of Singapore's CBD.

I think there's gonna be weirder conversations when the World Toilet College (WTC) gets up and running.

Jimmy: "Hi guys!"
David: "Eh Jimmy, long time no see!"
Ah Leong: "Yah man, I heard you went to Australia. What you studying there, man?"
Jimmy: "I'm at Melbourne University. Majoring in Computer Engineering."
David: "I'm doing my Bachelor of Laws at NUS right now. Majoring in Property Law."
Ah Leong: "WAH!"
Jimmy: "Where you studying now, Ah Leong?"
Ah Leong: "Oh... I'm studying at World Toilet College. Majoring in Advanced Shit Management."

I think things are gonna get real interesting.

Well, there is a lot of speculation what the World Toilet College is gonna be like, but nobody seem to have any specific details. No one knows who the lecturers are, what the facilities are like, and so on.

Now, thanks to very reliable inside sources (ok lah, it was just the cleaning lady at my office), I managed to get my hot little hands on some never-before-seen, exclusive, top-secret photos from inside the World Toilet College.

Remember, you've seen it first on kennysia.com. ;)

Here's what the inside of their world-class state-of-the-art lecture theatre looks like.

Students are invited to sit on toilet bowls during classes.



The graduation ceremony.

The graduation regalia includes wearing a toilet seat around your neck, and instead of wearing a mortarboard, you wear a "tam pui" (kid's potty) on your head.



To save on costs, the certificates are printed on toilet paper in "special brown" colour.

Mr Lau Sai King's parents are gonna be so proud of their son.

I'm sure enrolment numbers will jump wildly as soon as the World Toilet College begins operation.

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MUAUAUAUAHHAHAAHA so funny! by the way whose face was that actually in the university grad pic???

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whoa...no shit...lol

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i'll salute the architects who manage to actually put up a huge toilet bowl building in spore...

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Nothing is impossible I supposed. I believe WTO was set up primarily to solve the hygiene problems in Beijing since Olympic 2008 gonna be held there. If you have been to China, you would know why. The guys behind WTO are obviously S'poreans.

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hahahahhz.. omg.. another great entry kenny..!!! LOL

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First newater, then this. What's with the obsession with human waste????

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I dont know why all believing this fake pics.... May be there is a college but the above pics are fake and graphics(that too not done well!)Except the classroom with toilet seats(May be its a picture of a showroom....) Don't believe in rubbish Photoworks and Gimmicks!

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Wait...wait...somemore got that urine-powered battery, remember?!! LOL

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HAHA. nice pix!!

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OMG ...hAha!!!

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You never fail to make me laugh.

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LOL, that was good *double thumbs up*

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hahahahaha i laugh until can lau sai

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lmao!! gawd.. where do u find this stuff?!

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eh eh? i though you have MC to escape from blogging?

anyway, what a nice little article from kennysia.com. laughable. heheh.

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My fren forwarded an email to me, with photos of some restaurant called Marton or something where the seats, decorations, even the serving bowls (if I remember correctly) are all shaped like toilet bowl!!!! Adui mak...!!!

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Hilarious! I was laughing as I read this entry! Great job, Kenny!

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hahah... lau sai king. aiseh, u shouldnt use children potty, the chinese one has more decorations befitting a shit bachelor's graduation.

... key decision makers, key officials and -HIGHLIGHT- MOVERS & SHAKERS of the Industry! -/HIGHLIGHT-

mmm, diarhhoe.... one meeting i'd be glad to miss. the smell, lol. also quite shakespearean.. got ppl decide for you, to shit or not to shit. but then might have to pass through the approval of the officials.

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lol i comented on Sholin Tiger blog some of XX fan talk like toilet bowl

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Refer to my previous comments msg about that Marton restaurant, it's name is actually "Ma Tong" something something in Chinese. The tables are like bath tubs, some of the lightings are like urinals. They also have things like shower heads for decoration, sinks for tables, and of course the toilet seats for seats.

Hmm... dunno what's on the menu tho. :P

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this post is most positively pissed. lolz.

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unfortunately, the joke may be on us. frankly, other than the psychological downside of the origin of newater, it is technically almost as clean as distilled water good enough for wafer production; we have water coming out of our taps which is brownish and sometimes stinks (many in PJ are forced to install huge filters which needs to be back-flushed weekly).

the wto may sound incredulous (i almost died laughing when i read abt it in the singapore ST) but looking at our dirty, smelly and always wet public toilets (latest experience at the KLIA last week), we may need the wto more than them.

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Haha!

Funny it may seem, but the whole toilet organisation thingy is not a joke.

The organisation actually asked for interns from my university (SMU) to apply for internships with them. And all of us were like.. WTH?! I mean, it's bad enough telling people you intern at some toilet organisation.. much more worse telling people you study at a World Toilet College.

I seriously can't wait to see how things will turn out though! :P

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ahahahahahhahhaahahahaha
*dies laughing*

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i believe one of the organisation's aim is to give cleaning jobs a spot of respect (gone in this entry), so that more job-seekers have less reasons to turn away from such jobs.

apparently, its failing in this arena...

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how come the two fellas in the graduation pic so 'kayu' wan?

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Haha! Brilliant, as usual. Been stalking your blog for about a month now. It's refreshing to see Malaysians who are sarcastic and genuinely funny. And what's more you're sick (supposedly...) right now; lagi funny.

I had no idea a second WTO (and such an ...er... interesting one at that) existed. Golden stuff, this. Hopefully all their prosperity kena flush into the giant toilet ... Muahahahaaaa.

Keep up the great work and get well now. (Better than get well soon kan?)

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actually, after the bout of laughing, i now feel very sad (and rather embarrased_ reading this. :(

-very sad singapore girl.

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[i believe one of the organisation's aim is to give cleaning jobs a spot of respect..]

i feel that the term "toilet", whilst correct, is quite, well, not coarse, but 'common'. Like no class like that. Maybe something sounding a bit more posh, like "restroom", would be better. World Restroon Organisation, anyone?

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Right, i think we need one of those in Malaysia. Dirty public toilets everyway, i'm sure the government'd once again follow Singapore's lead and set up a perhaps.. Ministry of Toiletry?

P/s Start buying those 18 karats toilet bowls from Japan for those who graduate with first class honours.

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We'll have Degree holders for cleaning toilets everywhere by 2010. Probably the starting pay is as high as an IT graduate.

By then, you really, do pay two bucks for shitting in public toilets.

"Lau sai tou lei ah ma emm yeng tak arh!!"

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OMG, *falls off her work chair laughing* you rock Kenny, even when sick still got your wicked sense of humour to count on. Haha.

But come on lah, Kenny, these ppl are making sure that toilets around the world are clean for your @ss lah. Please show some appreciation, like maybe registering for the early bird special. *falls off laughing again*

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Who needs college to clean toilets?? I don't think you're gonna gain anymore respect than you already do by announcing to people that you clean toilets even with a college degree like that.

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LOL!! you're creative kenny ;)

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cool...now students don't need to go for toilet breaks. they can just do it in class!

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I love the graduation hat! lolx btw, Lau Sai King is my bf's nick in game =X

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Can you imagine them taking graduation pics with them throwing their tam puis up in the air.

Hopefully their tam puis are empty.

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School Of Shit(SOS) is in WTO :)

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kuakuakua!!!

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u gotta love wat the sg. gov does man....

so blardy innovative. everyting oso wan to be first.

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OMG. this is real funny. hahaha

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fu*king funny!! i choke on my cig.

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I thought you were sick...

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Was informed WTO necessary in Sg with the inception of FTs (Foreign talent). The instition is now preparing to reengineer and redesign Master and PHD courses for unemployed 40 years old in the city to sanitized the shits oozed out from these FTs. Apparently that is the only job and vacancy available now for their older citizen.

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By far one of your funniest post..!

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Kenny, I am afraid I don't think it is funny. I would consider the most noble job in this world. Everyday, they will be cleaning to make sure you have a clean toilet to sit on to do your business. It is not funny. Their job is just like what your mum or sister is doing at home to make it better for you. Unless, of course, you are will to do it yourself or for someone else everyday.

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Oh my god, Kenny...I envy your patience and Photoshop skills. ROFL!

This is one of your best entries. =)

Will you be enrolling into Toilet College?

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HOLY! you have done it again! even my toilet bowl is laughing.

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LoL!! i really had a good laugh! never ever tot of such college will exist..... i wonder how the college make money. A really nice entry.

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I don’t think ridiculing people who clean your public facilities is the best thing for humor, Kenny. Laugh as you might, this is downright social discrimination.

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you're the man Kenny.. I'm laughing so, so hard now :p

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sarah and Chang Yang, point out EXACTLY which sentence I wrote that showed me ridiculing the toilet cleaners and I will take down this whole blog as an apology.

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lol kenny, old news la *yawn*
http://www.kahsoon.com/2005/08/31/singapore-to-host-the-worlds-first-toilet-college/

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Man...Kenny was talking about the College. He didn't even mention about toilet cleaners!

In their heads, they form their own technorati tags:

"Technorati Tags: toilet cleaners, silly idea, WTO"

"*GASP* HOW COULD KENNY SAY THAT IT IS SILLY TO BE A TOILET CLEANER?!"

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i don't think kenny wrote any explicit lines that laugh at toilet cleaners in specific.

but the general tone is that it does highlight the poor stigma associated with toilet cleaning jobs, so those who feel for the lower-income pple doing this honest job tend to feel a little offended.

i think we all know that its meant to be funny, thats all. we should just laugh at it, and remember to keep our toilets clean and appreciate the efforts of the cleaners.

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Still thinking what i should study until i saw this! I shall wait for the school to open thanks kenny!

Siao siao, imagine once hit the work force, can work for any organisation/gov/priv sector and they sure will welcome :)

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huh.. is it real?? looks impossible le..

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First thing we can learn from them:
- remove the hose from cubicles
- provide toilet paper

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This post really made me smile. You're too funny man...

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HhahahahAHAHA!!1 ROTFLMAO!!!

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I want to say my own mother works as a housekeeper for off shore shell employees. This includes cleaning their toilets.

She has raised my siblings and I with her own hard earned money.

Yet reading the blog I don't feel offended at all. Read the humour in the face, there is nothing discriminating in or between the lines.

I bet my mom would laugh at Kenny's blog too.

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Funny post Kenny.
However I believe they shouldn't be having a college for 'toilet cleaning'. It should be the other way around. Everyone has to be sent to be 'toilet trained' and pass before they are released into the job market.
Look at the morons who don't know how to use the toilet flush after doing the 'business', who vomit into the basin and not the toilet bowl so that the puke is easily flushed away. When you are the next person entering the toilet, the smell is horrendous! Arrgh!!! Next lifetime, these morons sure will become toilet cleaners one.

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I can't stop laughing! Hahahaha!
Shit Mgt! So cool :P

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hey!! the certificate look kinda cool... printed in toilet paper....LOL

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oh man, great post - really funny :)

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Kenny, man - I have to say, jokes with toilets in them, they are the rulest. They are MUCH funnier than underwear jokes, like, by a gazillion times.

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hahaha..
That's a nice one Kenny.
sounds kind of silly. but I guess that's just us, Singaporeans. :p

We very kiasu mah.. everything also must be best. including toilets! heh..

(quote)"If you remember, Andy Lau once sang a song about toilet bowls: On how the toilet bowl is so indipensable, it being everybody's friend and not forgetting the way it comforts us in times of need.

Haha... In a way it's true, but to me, it seems like the song writer had simply run out of inspiration and merely wanted to get his job over and done with as he has squeezed his brains dry on the warmed porcelain dump.

Whether you agree with the Heavenly King or not, the toilet is still undoubtedly a sanctuary we have to visit irregardless to release our frustrations, beautify ourselves, or cleanse the dirt off our hands.

As part of the Singapore's OK programme in view of SARS, even toilets nowadays are not spared the scrutiny and disinfectant, especially those in shopping centres. We heard there's even a campaign to rate toilets by giving them stars like the hotels.

Which washrooms let you answer nature's call at ease? Which makes even loo time an enjoyable experience?

We avoided puddles of pee and tripped on toilet papers to present you our love affair with shopping centre toilets in town."(quote)

http://www.can.com.sg/neocan/en/streetwise/unwind/toilet_love_affair.html

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when i was working as a journalist, there was this World Toilet Day or some shit (pun intended) in Malaysia.

There was an exhibition at the courthouse too, of toilet bowls and sinks and such.

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Kenny, you're the only one I've seen make any mention of the situation in New Orleans. Just goes to show how insular the other "famous bloggers" are.

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I don't find this entry funny. You may not have ridiculed toilet cleaners, but your poking fun surrounding this topic suggest so. (Read between the lines)

I do find the initial part hilarious. Trust my country & govt to come up with something like this! To me, we're asking for it. It was a clear shot for anyone to poke fun. Haiyaiyai! (Slapping my forehead) Of all things, there are better words to replace taboo words.

But I found your elaboration distastefully done. If left to the imagination, I think we all can come up with very embarassing photoshop touch-ups or corny jokes. Some things are best left unsaid.

I understand its all written in jest. No ill intention intended. But there is such a thing as discretion. And Kenny, your rise in "stardom" got my attention. With it comes some responsibility, like it or not. You just lost me there.

I may not agree with my conutry's approach, but I don't wish to see my country ridiculed that way.

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woonhung, I do not expect you to laugh at my jokes, but for you to accuse me for ridiculing toilets and ridiculing Singapore when I did not even do that in between the lines or whatever is downright incriminating.

Yes, I believe World Toilet Organisation is doing a good job for our benefits and toilet cleaners deserve more recognition than we give them. But I choose not to include that sentence because I think its gonna break the overall flow of the article.

And just because I did not EXPLICITLY praise Singapore or toilet cleaners in this entry DOES NOT MEAN I think they are inferior and not doing a worthy, commendable jobs. I may just be reserving my comments that's all.

And for you to assume otherwise hurts my feelings. Do you REALLY think I'm such an arrogant monster who think I'm better than anyone else? You just lost me there.

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Like Anantya, I was laughing hard at the 1st few paragraph.. until I saw that picture of the CBD area.

Now I'm just sad. Sad to see such respected place brought down to such level of ridicule, even in jest. Esp. when I am currently, at this point, in one of those buildings there.

I have always like you, Kenny, still do, but there are sensitive issues. The bigger one is, the more he has to practice certain discretion on such issues.

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Fuck you Kenny. This is the first time I used an expletive, and you deserve it. What's wrong with cleaning up the washroom? Is it so demeaning a task? Have you seen the state of your shitty town's pee holes? At least in Singapore, we are not afraid to address our city's shortcomings, be it the humble toilet or chewing gum mucking up the train system, and do something about it. In case that's too intellectual for you, it's called progress. Take a good look at yourself in the mirror, the stuff between your ears is shit-for-brains.

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i guess this college is the only lecture hall where the lecturers permit:

1) smoking but only when you are "seated"
2) lecture notes look like newspapers or comics

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"ridiculing toilets and ridiculing Singapore when I did not even do that in between the lines" -- This got to be a classic example of self denial. How do you explain the photoshopped monstrosity in the Singapore skyline? Artistic licence? Try doing that with the twin towers at KLCC. Al Qaeda will issue a fatwah on you, and take your head off next (literally). Oh I get it, your mother didn't give you the name of Kena Sai for nothing. LOL!

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kenny, is funny this organisation exist to clean toilet. but making it a college is too damn much. is an extra mile of TOO DAMN MUCH when they added WORLD. what next ? street cleaning University ???

We malaysians do have clean toilets. but is always hidden from you singaporeans :P jk jk

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I dont understand why some ppl got so worked up over a really funny entry. Even if somebody made fun of Malaysia I think I'll be able to take that all in as good humour. Damn..Ken..you're freakin funny AND... you have lots of free time. Bleh.

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Fuck you Samuel. This is the first time (not the first, but I just wanna give that impact when I say 'first') I used an expletive, and you deserve it. Kenny didn't ridicule toilet cleaners.

Andy Chong, you sound like you are just stating your own logical stand about the issue until the last sentence. Personal attacks do not make your argument better, it just tells every one that you're childish and praying in silence that personal attacks will make your argument 'stronger'. Sorry, but this is what 14 year-olds do.

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It's only that one picture. You had to take the whole thing down? Sheesh.

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Geezz mann... It's just a joke... why are some ppl taking it so hard? Get a life!

And Fuck off, both Samuel and Andy, JUST you two blardi singaporeans. If you think you guys in the "neat" little country is so disciplined and progressed so much compared to your neighbours, then why do I get so much requests from SINGAPOREAN friends to buy chewing gums, pirated CDs etc etc for them from M'sia?

KNN! Don't like it, don't come here lah. Go back to xiaxue's shite!

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Kenny, I think you should keep part of the entry up. Just put disclaimer stuff like how you do it sometimes for certain SO-CALLED offensive pictures for hard ar$es like you-know-who.

Why should you take the whole thing down just to make THEM happy? There are PLENTY of other readers out there who do not deserved to be left out of your hilarious entry.

Many ppl take it lightly. Too bad for those who don't. You can edit a bit, but you shouldn't let these minority ppl dictate what you wanna do.

After all Kenny, remember? IT'S YOUR BLOG!

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aw, cmon. Instead of looking at the funny side of things and laughing, some have to take it so personally.
Now the post is gone.

And I didn't even get a chance to read it.

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its a very humourous post. had a very good laugh.
some people are just too sensitive. (fanatics are the most sensitive people in the world, they over react in most cases)

can't everyone take it as what it is.. a light and humour post. Give it a good laugh and not take it personaly or try so hard to read between lines.

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I'm a Singaporean and I'm proud of my country. I will stand up for my country if I see there's a need. Stand up against those who clearly show no respect for Singapore at all. But I'll not make a big fuss over a harmless entry that's sole purpurse is just to display creativity and humour for others' entertainment.

Of course, maybe the angry comments would not appeared if Kenny had mentioned about the benefits of this college. But like he defended himself previously, it would have broken the overflow of the article. And this is his blog entry, it's not an argumentative essay. What for weigh the pros and cons of this whole issue? Just because he focused on the funny side of it doesn't mean that he thinks the college is useless.

What's wrong with Kenny photoshopping a toilet bowl in CBD? Toilet bowls exist in all of those building you see in CBD. Don't tell me you find it humiliating to find toilet bowls in the buildings of CBD. Can't you just take it that a giant-sized one was being planted there as a building.

Kenny has nothing against Singapore nor Singaporeans. If you guys do not how to take this lightly, please don't read blogs. Blogs were never meant to be politically right in the first place.

And F-offSam&Andy, fuck off yourself. Don't be an idiot by putting Singapore down just because off those 2. Don't you think it would be unfair if I say Malaysia sucks just because you, being a Malaysian, made a comment that offended me. And for heaven's sake, follow the news. Maybe your friends should too. Chewing gums are not banned in Singapore anymore.

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yeah...we should learn to relax and laugh at ourselves sometimes! or perhaps many of us are suffering from inferior complex syndrome which makes it difficult.(?)
anyway, I had 2.5 yrs of toilet cleaning trainig...yeah, I went to NS!!

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To desperate addict,

Chill it mate... If you re-read my comments properly, I wrote "JUST you two blardi singaporeans". I know some other singaporeans are bound to read it wrongly, hence, I put in "JUST two of them" leh... plus, that's the whole purpose of my nick isn't it?

And about the chewing gum stuff... yes I know that news. I meant during the times when they were still banned. Sorry if you have read that wrongly as well.

Just so you know, I have nothing against Singaporeans in general, coz I myself have quite a number of friends and relatives in Singapore.

Peace alright. Save the angry posts for those who don't appreciate Kenny's humour ;)

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Screw it. I don't need to deal with this shit. (no pun intended.) :)

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why remove the entry.. it was done all in the name of good humour .. really some sg pple are so dumb.. i am from sg nia...

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Who ask you say "the "neat" little country is so disciplined and progressed so much compared to your neighbours".

Anyway, sorry, you didn't deserve that hit from me just for that I guess.

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singaporeans so kiasu!! can't even take a joke. its not like kenny has anything against singapore/ans. kenny, why bow down to such ppl? put the post back up!! so many of your avid readers are behind u. there's nothing wrong with washing toilets and/or working as a janitor, it so happens that in this entry, that occupation was made the butt of the joke. probably only those who, in the back of their minds, think lowly of janitors would actually come up with the thought that kenny is demeaning them in the entry. we do read jokes about other occupations also, don't we? and finally to all the sensitive singaporeans out there, take a break from singaporean life and enjoy a joke. do we hear malaysians and kuching-ites making a big fuss whenever kenny makes a joke out of our country and town?people dont need to read about the WTO in kennysia.com to have a laugh about it. it would come across as funny to anyone. and just because it's funny doesn't mean it's a bad idea. its actually good, and many of us applaud whoever came up with it in the first place. and what's the fuss about a toilet bowl, people? never sat on one before?

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i must add that "sensitive singaporeans" refers to singaporeans who are overly-sensitive, and that i am not labelling all singaporeans as sensitive. and in "...what's the fuss about a toilet bowl, people?", "people" refers to all individuals (malaysians and everyone else included) who couldn't take a joke about the grand throne that they happen so sit on everyday to relieve themself. unless they want to walk around constipated, or unless their shitting hole happens to be a latrine.

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YAY THE POST IS BACK! KENNY SIA BOleH!!

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kenny don't b scared of offending ppl, ur not gonna keep everyone happy, just blog FREELY! i know u hv more guts than what you've put yourself up to b.

blog away man..

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Read ur entry and did not expect u to get such obnoxious replies from "whoever" they were till u had to take the entry down. I'm a singaporean and working overseas and I would say it's a great laugh, juz don't undersatnd why "they" can't take it with a pinch of salt?

"Everyone wants to win all the time but too afraid to admit to their own reflections"

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aiyoh, we don't have to make every post kenny writes into a singapore vs msia one u know.
whatever you read online, u're meant to take it with a pinch of salt. and if you know he didn't meant for it to be offensive, why do pple have to get so ridiculously worked up?
there are more impt things in the world to get all riled about, pple.

and really, don't generalise a whole group of pple just based on 1 or 2 pple, that's unfair to the rest of us. and there's no need to get personally offensive in comments that you post. if you don't like, don't read.

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Great story, Kenny. Guess the antibiotics worked, eh? Back in full force, as usual )

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Kenny, u r the best blogger i know, and i totally love this WTC story, forget about those sensitive ppl man!!! :)

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OK i shall comment as objectively as i can (as i always do, hopefully)....

Kenny Sia: Anyway, you gotta pity the World Trade Organisation for sharing the three-letter acronym as the World Toilet Organisation. Imagine what the families of their employees are gonna have to put up with.
AFF: Without discrimination, World Toilet Organization should as just as prestiges as World Trade Organization.

Kenny Sia: "Mrs Lim: "No lah... World Toilet Organisation. :("
AFF: The :( indicates that Mrs Lim is ashamed of her husband working in World Toilet Organization.

AFF: After SARS saga, we realised that toilet hygiene is more than just flushing away motion. A good toilet design should also look into proper sewage design. Hong Kong's Amoy building spread of SARS is the perfect (negative) example.

I suppose the Toilet College will be more than just training attendants how to clean toilets. Designs for hygiene and privacy are equally important. I applaud the Singapore government for bravely tackling a issue which many countries will shun upon. Like what many people wrote, the toilet is not a place to be ashamed of.

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If I'm 10 years younger, I will not hesitate to take this up. Good prospect.

Tell me, who don't pangsai. I'm sure everyone pangsai right?

BTW, One of the few check-it-out items in any accomodation => toilet rite....

K.S. you and your wicked sense of humor.

I must admit I'm amused.

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I think World Toilet Organisation is a littttle like civil engineering lor. Just that the name for it sounds a little too yucky and cheapo.

World Sanitation Organisation might have worked better. Hmm.

Anyway, I don't see the offence in the toilet bowl being built in the CBD. It's an architectural feat to fit an office, or even a college in that shape alright! Hahaha!

Anyway toilet industry is a very lucrative industry ok! Like souplad said, everyone needs to shit and all toilets need to be cleaned all the time. The maintenance and the engineering thoughts that go into a good toilet design bla bla bla are things that build an industry that is RECESSION PROOF!

And people certainly need to know what is a horrible toilet design. Like my office toilet, Black toilet bowls are cool but black reflective glossy tiles and no manual flush is a big NONO ok! My gawd!

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Kenny

I've been reading and enjoying your blog for a while, and left my first comments on this entry cos I thought it was so funny and in this case it was something just begging to be poked fun at. There are always things that our countries/governments do that makes us go...wah lao eh. Laugh at it and move on. Life is too short to get so tight-arsed over everything.

It's not like you only make fun of Singapore. There are many your entries that make fun of the quirks of Malaysia as well. There. Equal opportunity ribbing. That's what I enjoy about people like Jay Leno and David Letterman, and that's what I enjoy about your posts as well.

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I guess some ppl cannot relax and laugh once in a while.
Then [these ppl] shouldn't be reading Kennysia. Maybe go for www.stick-up-the-arse.com?

Kenny you're damn funny lah. Whatever you do, don't stop.

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I believe people of any profession, if they are interested in improving their works, should not become 100% defensive when faced with criticism. It will be extremely juvenile to expect nothing but praises and disregard all criticism. Some people gives ruthless attacks. Some give sincere feedbacks. But whether destructive criticism or constructive suggestion, one should learn from it and better ourselves, right? No one is perfect, but we will be moving in the wrong direction if we cannot humble ourselves and reflect on our own actions.

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I can't believe this. I have read more offending entries b4 in other blogs... how come kenny have to put up with such shit?

My mum cleans toilents everydae. But why didn't me or her feel insulted?

becos there's a line btw insults and humour. If u are thick enough not to see the difference, then fuck off.

Anyway, Kenny. U ARE THE BEST blogger. My idol, man.

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I clean toilets.

In fact, my mom loves it when i clean the toilet.

what's wrong with cleaning toilets?

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I'm glad this post is back up online (actually i didn't see it go off). You know, as an avid reader of your blog, it's quite stressful that some of your best entries go off in a limited-edition-blink-and-you-missed-it kinda way. :)

Luckily I caught the SPG and Beng post in their entirety before they went *poof*. Be straight with us... it's a ploy to get your readers to visit you every hour right? You know, just in case.

Makes it kinda exciting for the readers, I suppose.

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oit, dont blog and take it down because people say is not good, why blog then ? stand up to it. you're not hired by higher power to blog, you blog because you want to tell,

HB's post will be left with a few topics if he keep blogging and taking it down just because people complain.

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Hahaha.

I laughed so hard I farted.

Guess I have to enroll into Advanced Fart Management degree course.

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some people are way too sensitive...maybe they are having their pms while reading this post. kenny, this is your blog. you have the right to delete their comments. :D

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Hahhahahaa... i wanna enroll to Lausai management!

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Dammit... A mature society is capable of laughing at itself. As Singaporeans, learn to take a joke or two and see the funnier side of life.

Remember that self-mockery is the mark of the rock-steady person who is so sure and efficient in his/her strengths that he is not afraid to highlight his/her flaws.

I'm Singaporean, but I still find the post hilarious.

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I have always thought this is the land of sheep, .. No! it’s not NZ, you dumb nuts!, and now it has to come down to this, pushing the local brainpower to the limits, taking dignity to the next level, I mean to the bowl, and as if the rest of the world would simply never notice by honoring the land: “The Toilet Bowl of the world”. This just made the elder Emperor Lee proud.

For me, it’s true to the name. If you’ve ever taken the pre-dawn flight from Kuching on transit at the land of Toilet Bowl, you would understand. It’s a rather short flight that usually lasts just over an hour and I have the unfortunate business requirements to do it at least six to eight times a month. I do mean business, not the other “business”. MAS being the most consistent where it needn’t have to, serves Nasi Lemak without fail for this flight. Don’t get me wrong, I love Nasi Lemak as much as my school principal, but just not too early in the morning. And just as consistent, my mouth would shut the entire brain department down as soon as anything the air stewardess flashes before my mouth. Do you ever notice that they never quite leave anything straight to the tray; they would park the trolley right underneath your nose and serve everyone else in the cabin. And when they finally decided to, they would hand you whatever and have you pass on the next person. Nice! Anyway, some sidetrack. And without fail, my brain would wake up as soon as the sambal hits the system, sending express distress signal to the ass. This is not exactly a good idea or a right time either as you guessed it. The hour is up and is landing time. Don’t even think about the washroom, I mean toilet or the same person who just poisoned you would have you chained to the seat. Believe me, it is the most uncomfortable wait and of course the pilot is in no hurry, telling you how hot it is out there. We already knew. This is the tropic and we just flew pass the equator. Thankfully for the good and spit clean facilities in Changi, I mean toilets, half of my in-transit are well spent.

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I dont cleaning toilet is a funny job or "low class" job. This job meant alot for the community. What I find ridiculous it they make it so official and even set up a WTO for that.

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too bad...
i think malaysia should fight singapore's
World Toilet College with
World Tolls University...

nice post kenny!
like the toilet bowl building...
i bet even best architect will have problem to build that up...

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that's funny. singapore's toilets, away from the shopping malls and into the heartlands, really live much to be desired.

perhaps, i think it was that good a idea naming it a "college". nor "toilet".

I suggest it be renamed World Sanitary Institute (WSI). Now does't that sound more elegant?

It's like why say jambun when you can say tandas?

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i laugh until i got stuck in the toilet bowl ah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i wonder if they have course for evacuation of toilet bowl.....

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if the standard of clean toilets increase when this college opens, we can applaud this brilliant idea and bring it to Malaysia. We need clean public toilets more than anything else!

If it doesn't work, we can continue to laugh at it.

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great post (:

maybe the top graduates will secure a job cleaning gold-plated toilet bowls, who knows.

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Kanineh ! I guess they are teaching the student to talk "shit" as well nowsaday then? Shit literature ...

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Keep cool everyone.. it's all just written in the name of fun~ Where's everyone's sense of humour already??

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Eh, the giant toilet building style is outdated. Nowadays even coffeeshop toilet bowls have automatic flushing system. So no more levers.

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Ai yah, why Singaporean so senstive. I have seen one BBC programme last year which was hosted by a Bai (babu singh) char bo from Malaysia on this toilet bussiness, OK what? So whats new when Kenny expanded a little bit more on the same topic ma? After all lately, in Singapore from top to bottom, 'cleaning' busines seems to be an 'in' thing what? They sud know!!

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So this is the level of humor we can expect at kennysia.com? Someone uses the word "toilet" in a sentence and all your pathetic blogders start giggling. OOh, a barrage of toilet jokes come forth.

Just between you and me, I think Malaysia badly needs to send some delegates to this toilet college.

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se, just between you and me I think you need to pull your fist out of your arse.

kennysia.com is light and easy, not hot and heavy. At least not this entry. If you're coming here expecting to read a discussion on World Economics and the effects of oil prices on third world nations, I think you've come to the wrong place. The only thing I agree with you is that I hope toilet cleaners from Malaysia attend the course.

And stop calling my readers pathetic.

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KENNY! KNNCCB !!

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Hehe good one. We Malaysians need something like this too... or maybe China needs it more? Anyway I read it before on a US based site, initially I thought it was a joke.

So here is my question: Regardless of nationality, what did you think when you FIRST read the headlines? Nevermind if it's from Kennysia.com or other news sources.

Kenny just took his imagination further.

BTW Kenny, I think next time you have to write about Antarctica already lah. No man's country, no one that you can offend. Except the walruses.

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Haha! I like suanie's comment. Offend the walruses and their leader will come after you. Their nectar-ish leader.

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looks like Singaporeans are commited to attack Malaysian blogs now.

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Aiya. I also duno what to say liao.

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Bye humble, friendly Kenny.

Hello, obnoxious, insensible Kenny.

Go take a picture of your house and replace it with a toilet bowl. Better yet go take a picture of the Petronas Twin Towers and replace them with 2 huge toilet bowls. What if someone took a pic of your dear ones and replace their heads with a huge roll of shit?

The rest of the entry is fine and harmless. Just that one picture sparks off the hate. Insensitiveness just like this is what sparks off riots. A bit of negativity and you took the whole post down. When the negativity is attacked by loyal fans, you post it back up again. All negativity whether right or wrong will be met with sarcastic remarks now. What's the point of commenting. I'm only wasting my time.

Well done, Kenny.

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i feel like poo-poo-ing now.... =p

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Well Done indeed Kenny, at least u now know that u have so many weird *ahem* i mean sensitive readers who cant take jokes. To me.. ur posting are just fine... it's just the ppl... Keep posting... the world's too big...u cant please everyone :) so keep it up. Ohh also.. the infamous quote " It's ur blog, u can write anything u want" :) no doubts bout it.

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"It's ur blog, u can write anything u want"

Haha. Say that to AStar. Chen Jia Hao almost got sued. Go google it.

Ultimate freedom do not exist. That's the way it is.

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Isnt that the qoute that's been thrown in by XX's reader in her blog against M'sian readers? Anyway, this shouldnt be brought up here. Oopss but i did.

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Kudos Kenny for putting the post bacK!!

- I'm a S'porean.
- I dun tink it's offensive at all.
- It's damn funny~~
- Why take it so seriously?? It's just an ENTRY! It's Kenny's blog. He can write wadeva he wants. Don't like? Dun read loh..

PS: More funny entries, pls!!

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Disappointed, the only reason I took it down is because I couldn't be arsed (pardon the pun) having to feel ACCOUNTABLE to people like you. Honestly, I got better things to worry about than people who can't take a harmless joke. Like slaving for my 30th Sept project deadline.

Since you guys would rather find tiny faults in my entries than to read, laugh it off and get on with your life. I took it down. Its too much trouble trying to make ppl laugh. What do you expect me to say? I'M SORRY?

THAT PICTURE is what I imagine the World Toilet Organisation headquarters would look like. I thought it'd be a cute architectural feat if someone were to do that. THAT PICTURE is NOT an attempt at putting down Singapore. How many fucking times do I have to explain that?

It is only degrading because you think a toilet bowl is degrading. And then you say I think toilet cleaners are inferior people when clearly YOU are the ones who think they are inferior. But the ppl at the World Toilet Organisation has more sense of humour than that.

You can tolerate a pair of gigantic boobs on your esplanade but you cannot tolerate a IMAGINATIVE toilet bowl-like STRUCTURE on your city skyline? wtf?

Bye, sensibility.

Hello, world of prim and proper law and order where everybody takes things SO seriously they look as pissed as a high school science teacher with a cucumber up his arse if someone were to disagree with them.

Read it again. THAT PICTURE is what I imagine the World Toilet Organisation headquarters would look like. NOT an attempt at putting down Singapore.

Go read cnn.com if that's more your cup of tea. These days I can't even tell a simple joke anymore without being flamed.

If there's any consolation, I'm not gonna update for the next few days. Or weeks.

Go on, go celebrate.

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sigh... *pat kenny's back*. guinness draft on me when you are in KL next. *hic!*

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Hi... xxx

For a person to be sued for defamation or libel, the person that has been allegedly defamed must suffer some ridicule which lowers the person reputation in the eyes of society. Further defamation suit can only be directed to a person but not a class of person. In this case, none of the ingredients of defamation has been satisfied. Moreover, if the commentaries are parodies or fair comments, that in itself is a defence. So, kenny...no worries mate!

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It would be great if you came up with a really funny piece on Singapore, but this is really stupid. You repeat the same joke over and over again in your article. Low-brow humor which has your fans doubling up in laughter.

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belacans, I'll keep that offer in mind.

se, yeah that's my style. And how does that affect you my friend?

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It gives me something to comment about.

We should also keep the words "Underwear, Shit, Urine, Armpit" and other words relating to normal bodily functions out of the view of kennysia lest he splits his side laughing.

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se, hmmm okay then. Remind me to send out a memo notifying everyone not to laugh at normal bodily functions.

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Wah, my main argument is just on one point and the rebuttal is many many points not brought up by me. I would say totally out of point.

I think you're confused. Don't generalise the "negative commentors" coz some are really petty while some are rational. Oh, yeah, you're directing all your anger at me.

And then you say I think toilet cleaners are inferior people when clearly YOU are the ones who think they are inferior. -- out of point, I never said anything about that. My mom was a toilet cleaner.

That picture is still wrong. Replace it with something just as degrading like a chee bye or a pile of shit, degrading all the same. Whether you like it or not, you know you're wrong. If not, good luck.

I'm over this.

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Bye bye Disappointed.... small gas nya...

KENNY... ur not WRONG... rmbr.. ur not WRONG... ur not WRONG... ur not WRONG...

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haha freaky! that's so bloody funny so hilarious
i don't believe man it really exist huh? HAHA!!!

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Such posts really show the mentality afflicting your country- Refusing to improve and move forward, stuck behind in some time warp.

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I don't think there is a right or a wrong in this kind of situation.

Who is in the position to judge what is right or wrong in a photoshopped pic? The picture is only degrading to those who think toilets [or in Disappointed case, a chee bye or pile of shit] are degrading things. What so degrading about them? You tell me lah.

toilets: thank Gawd you have one and don't have to do your business at the side of your house everytime you have a 'calling', while saying 'good morning' to your neighbour watering her flowers.

chee bye: wtf, you come out from one lah, what so degrading about that?

pile of shit: natural fertilizers in the environment. You eat the food grown from land fertile from billions of years accumilation of shit [and corspes].

Degradation is just in your own mind. Depending the way you look at things/situations.

Kenny did what he thought is funny. He made ppl laugh.

I think 'good luck' should be said to those who cannot open up and just laugh.

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Giving toilet cleaners a more official title demonstrates a level of maturity which you and your readers apparently do not possess. Cleaning up others' bodily wastes is a more noble job that you might like to acknowledge, and it is a problem for a lot of countries including your own. It obviously requires skills ( cue mad giggling!!), but as long as we have idiots like you attaching a bad name to toilets, people will not appreciate the hard work that goes into it.

By ridiculing us for trying to accord toilet cleaners more respect, you are no different from those who insult toilet cleaners.

And as a Singaporean I did feel a twinge of irritation at seeing that giant toilet bowl photoimposed on to our country's business district. If you want to show that M'sians are less sensitive to insults, why not use your photoshop skills for one of your country's icons, and see if anyone thinks it's disrespectful? Except instead of a clean toilet bowl, make it overflowing with bodily waste and have flies encircling it, since that would be truer for a country which giggles at efforts to improve the standards of toilets. I'd really like to see the response to that.

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And yet when you want to insult people, you use chee bye/lan jiao and shit/kanasai as an insult. How very NOT degrading. Denial, that's what's your problem. Try smearing shit all over your face and walk around town. Very noble and respectful, huh. After all it's natural bodily function. KNNBCCB. Oh, that is not a derogatory comment, btw.

chee bye: wtf, you come out from one lah, what so degrading about that? - You're a chee bye. Dat's not degrading eh, since you come out from one.

Kenny did what he thought is funny. He made ppl laugh. -- Yea, I laughed too. It is a funny post. But that picture is just insulting.

By ridiculing us for trying to accord toilet cleaners more respect, you are no different from those who insult toilet cleaners. --where did that come from? Totally out of point. Well, totally not MY point.

Semua alasan semata-mata. My points totally lost on stubborn people who suddenly believe insults are not insults.

Bye.

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Eh you two don't talk so much shit otherwise your toilet cleaners might have to wipe your mouths.

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now everyone can shit

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Fuck Off you sensitive ppl out there! what the hell wrong with you guy? can you guy just relax and don't take it too serious?

se, before you saying other ppl stupie how smart are you? can you just see this blog is just joke?and stop judging like you know everything.

Disappointed,this is the kenny blog...he is telling what he want to say,and at here is not wrong o right, just depend how you take it....

too all of the sensitive ppl out there, if you guy don like what you had read just keep you that damn mouth shut, stop you that stupie criticize comment and get the hell out of here!

Kenny...continue to post what you like to post, i enjoy to read it....ignore those sensitive ppl out there......i am looking forward for your new funny post!

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if spore can build durians.
why not a toilet bowl in CBD right? hahaha....

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Haha...Funny how Disappointed kicked the soccer ball into his own goal post in his previous comment. Now his team-mate must be like "?!"

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2days without Kenny and I'm suffering from (Withdrawal Syndromes) already. Please come back. Please. :(

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REVELATION REVELATION!!!!

http://kenny.sia.has-a-small-penis.com/

lol, just kidding Kenny ;)

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May the next post be a similarly "funny" post on M'sia, else it shows you are only capable making pathetic sour grape jokes about sg.

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se, oh please, not you again.

1. I AM NOT GOING AGAINST SINGAPORE! WHY IN THE MERLION'S HEAD IS THAT SO DIFFICULT FOR YOU TO COMPREHEND?!

2. I made so much jokes about my own country I've been labelled unpatriotic and named as a threat to national security. Go read my entries "Datuknametoolongitis" and "Kenny Sia Vs Malaysian Customs".

Enough is enough. Geez. Let me work overtime in peace will ya?

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LAME. Redeem yourself in the next entry please.

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"And yet when you want to insult people, you use chee bye/lan jiao and shit/kanasai as an insult.

You're a chee bye. Dat's not degrading eh, since you come out from one."

Only our modern society make it insulting. Think about it, did ppl in history use 'chee bye' as insults in the past? Also, it's incorrect to call me a 'chee bye', I may have one but I'm only a mere human female :)

"Try smearing shit all over your face and walk around town."

In some countries ppl use bird shit as a cosmestic cream :P Seriously I fancy myself a healthy person who cares about hygene. E.coli is a big no no on my list. I don't particularly like the 'perfume' either.

"Very noble and respectful, huh. After all it's natural bodily function."

There was never a categorization that natural bodily function are noble and respectful. I dunno where you get that idea. I certainly never said shit should be respected. I only said it's not degratory.

"My points totally lost on stubborn people who suddenly believe insults are not insults. "

You did say you are 'over this', yet, here you are. Who is the stubborn one?

People take insult from a picture or a word which will never harm, kill or hurt...does it make sense to you?

I can go on forever, but I can see it's going no where lah. You have your own opinions, I have mine.

Don't talk nonesense 8 ways.

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Jessica, ok I will please you next entry. Now pay me RM5.00 for reading my blog please.

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I wonder if those saying bad things about this post are either relatives of the very unfortunate ones that got toilet bowl seats over their necks, or the relatives of them.

If you ever found out who is it, Kenny, put your famous coconuts in place of their nose.

On the whole, I enjoyed the post, and I don't find the Singapore based World Toilet Organisation bringing any glory to Singapore.

Really, they could have thought of a better name.

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it might be funny to you but it's hurtful to those who are really planning and hoping to get into this college. they do work that's important to every one of us but get low pay and obviously not enough respect for that. they hope this college will help them up their pay and give them some well deserved recognition for their work. please don't mock that.

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bachelor of shit - that's just wrong. how could that not be ridicule?

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Jenny. Bachelor of Shit? That's just a play on pun. Alright. So what do you want me to do? Change it to Bachelor of Arts?

We laughed - just like how we'd laugh when someone farted in public. But just because we laughed at farting doesn't mean we think less highly of it. Toilets, like farting, is an everyday thing but it remains a taboo topic to most. Because in the end we all think toilet cleaners ARE doing a commendable job and NO ONE HERE is saying that they aren't.

We laughed at the concept of a World Toilet College because let's face it, we've heard of Arts College and Technical College but a Toilet College is still a world's first. The name just sounded funnily prestigious but in absolutely no way are we trying to belittle or ridicule them.

As incredulous as it sounds, I still think its a fantastic idea and I think every toilet cleaning company should sent ppl to attend one.

And I can't believe I'm having a debate over a topic like THIS at 12:38am in the morning. And I'm still in the office.

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People these days..Post-Modernism society?? like that also take offence meh?? IMHO, don't like the post..come back another day for a more "acceptable" post lah..eh Kenny, chill lar..finish your OT work and rest la..and post more obviously lol.

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OK lo jenny. Bachelor of Shit cannot, Bachelor of Farts can? artsy fartsy, yeah?

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This is just hilarious...some people are insulted by that picture of toilet bowl stuck in Singapore downtown? lol

If you want to glorify the toilet cleaning job, then why do you think that's insulting to your country? such hypocrites.

Toilet cleaning is not a desirable job, that's why only the people who dont have other choice do it, do you think they wanna do that if they can perform other job? do you think they are making self sacrifice to do that job so everyone else can enjoy a clean toilet...phew...

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Kenny Sia, you're a fuckin sophist and literally, full of shit. And I don't think you know what a pun really is. I didn't think I should dignify you and your oh-so-famous blog by posting a comment here, but your little hypocritical scarecrow defense has gotten way out of hand.

You said: "We laughed at the concept of a World Toilet College because let's face it, we've heard of Arts College and Technical College but a Toilet College is still a world's first. The name just sounded funnily prestigious but in absolutely no way are we trying to belittle or ridicule them."

Since when did Kenny Sia as "I" become Kenny Sia as "We"?

The most offensive element in your scatological post is the picture of the graduation ceremony. Fuck man, on the one hand you said that you "believe World Toilet Organisation is doing a good job for our benefits and toilet cleaners deserve more recognition than we give them" and that "toilet cleaners ARE doing a commendable job" but you think it's pretty fucking funny and cute to stick that graduation picture up.

In your heart of hearts, if you seriously think that the Toilet College is commendable, you really shouldn't be mocking their graduation ceremony, the graduates, the professors and the certificate.

In all due respect, I think the post is pretty hilarious. All you Singaporean fuckers should take a chill pill. But it's your defense, Kenny Sia, that irked me. Go think about it and think twice about your ingredients before you cook. But of course you can always throw fucking caution to the wind and say, "Who gives a damn fuck, I can do whatever the fuck I want cos IT'S MY GODDAMN BLOG" cos you're fucking famous now, son, and even if you start posting kiddy porn, you'll still have your fucking legion of ardent fans. So peace, motherfucker.

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Oh ...please la! you all sensitive people shut up your that damn mouth la....! if you guy think this post is not right just go away. stop making a "war" at here! If you still wan to criticize here and there .....Fuck you deep deep and go to hell la!

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Well FINE. In that case, go hug your toilet cleaner at work and tell him/her that she's doing a fantastic job and don't show him/her kennysia.com ALRIGHT?

This back-and-forth arguments is getting too much. I want to defend myself also got right or wrong one. MAN! You defend for me lah!

I don't fucking care anyfuckingmore and you know, I think its a fucking good idea to have taken that post down that for every single fucking person out there to nitpick on every single fucking thing and make my already fucking miserable life even more fucking miserable because being a fucking "oh-so-famous" person as you call it I'm supposed to be like Santa Claus make every fucking people happy.

NO I WILL NOT DO ANYTHING I WANT BECAUSE ITS MY GODDAMN BLOG BUT YOU CAN DO WHATEVER YOU WANT BECAUSE ITS MY GODDAMN BLOG.

Do you have any goddamn idea how ridiculous that sounds?

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There will be a World Toilet Congress in Singapore in 2006!

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Alright alright, fair enough. Misery loves company, so let's commiserate another time. Everything comes with a price, especially fame. Fame begets flame. But it's the hardships that make life worthwhile, so like I said before, peace. Rock on, brother.

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a college just to teach the art of cleaning a toilet bowl? LOL...

"this is a toilet brush, you hold it like so... & wipe it this way down the toilet bowl..."

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Whoah! kennysia gor gor, WTO post damn hilarious leh~~
Try imagine a lecture is using a toilet brush as a pointer to point on a screen during lecture class, wakaka...

Two thumbs up of your hard works!! Keep it up.

cheers,
linja didi

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Hi Kenny,

I got your blog reference from Mr.Kaps.

It was really funny reading your article.

It was an art of creativity that made you
to post this article..

Recently there was news about a Beggar who became the Village head in India, though i dont want
to betray my own country men...

http://news.webindia123.com/news/showdetails.asp?id=113424&cat=India


but it would be funny, if u could make use of this news to create another funny article in
your blog...

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good entry...
haha...

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NO I WILL NOT DO ANYTHING I WANT BECAUSE ITS MY GODDAMN BLOG BUT YOU CAN DO WHATEVER YOU WANT BECAUSE ITS MY GODDAMN BLOG.

Do you have any goddamn idea how ridiculous that sounds?

No it doesn't sound ridiculous. You leave your writing open to judgement by posting it on a public blog with a comment system. This is its consequences.

Don't get me wrong, i love most of your entries. This particular instalment just left me a tad miffed that's all.

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Look. Comments for both sides here.

Singaporeans.
Basically, getting riled over this makes us look like a primary school kid who calls his lawyer over a practical joke. Malice can be estimated by the frequency & severity of the perceived offence. In this case, I'm a loyal Singaporean Kenny reader and I note that he doesn't frequently make fun of singapore/eans (if at all before this post). Thus, malicious intent was absent.

Seriously. Stop. Getting pissed over something as intentionally-funny and malice-free as this is making us look extremely tight-arsed.

Malaysians.
Not ALL Singaporeans are tight-arsed. Some of us see the joke, and laugh along as well. No harm done. Things only get touchy if/when M'sians start *generalising* the whole bunch of us as having arses tighter than a homophobe at Mardi Gras.

And Kenny, please continue to write what you feel on your blog. It is your very own stomping ground afterall.

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yup, i dont find it offensive in any way, just an illustration wat... y must think so much?
i'm also singaporean, and i really enjoy this post! its just something to cheer up our boring lives. i still love my homeland all the same. =D

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that's one big shit man!

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Yay. Now I get to read it.

funny shit.

Kenny. Keep posting shit like this. U're the Eminem of blogs.

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Talk about 'Wheres The Nearest Toilet in Singapore CBD.

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haha. Imagine their exams in theory style...

Q. What would you use to clean a stubborn s***
stain?
A.sponge
B.heavy-duty detergent
C.hands

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I'm Singaporean and I am not "riled" over this, I just think it's a stupid irritating interpretation of the concept of getting toilet cleaners to improve their skills, while taking snide jabs at Singapore.

If anyone thinks this is humor then their standard must be pretty low.

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lame lah.. juz a blog.. so serious for wad... dont read lah.. i singaporean too.. as if anyone gonna build a toilet bowl there.. .hah... photoshop oso wanna kp... lame ppl

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I am sure this argument is getting no where, especially with people getting defensive and angry. So I am not trying to change anyone’s opinion, I am here just to put my thought across the line. Sorry if this is incoherent or full of grammatical errors. My English is not that good after all.

You asked me which sentence I found you ridiculing the toilet cleaners. Well, the fact is, I was rather disturbed by the last picture which is about the “graduation ceremony”. Yes, you see, I understood your point that it’s all about laughing out loud with your wild imagination of WTO headquarter building and the “tampui and toilet seat” graduation suit. Well, we should be mature enough to take it lightly, and shouldn’t be too serious about it. And Kenny, I agree with you about this. It’s not as if we are going to despise their occupation after reading this post, and photoshopping to your will does not necessarily mean you belittle toilet cleaners. And I do have wild imaginations too, Kenny, so I know how laughing it can be when you think of some nonsensical stuff.

However, that’s not how everyone thinks, Kenny. There’s a difference between a joke and an insult. Just bear Confucious’ word in this case–do unto others what you want others to do unto you. Calm down and ask yourself, do you want to wear a tampui and a toilet seat for your graduation ceremony, if one day you were to enrol in this course? I guess there will be people who will come out with “toilet seat is not inherently disparaging” or “you are the one who belittles them if you think wearing toilet seat is an insult”. Admit it, you know you are not true to your heart when you say such thing. Unless you can accept yourself wearing a toilet seat in your graduation ceremony. No matter what, to wear a toilet seat on the neck, is disparaging.

After everything, the whole issue may boil down to audience maturity. For certain people, this may be just a random joke which doesn’t carry any hint of insult. But for some, it does. It’s just like an adult would find it fun to watch American Pie, but an innocent girl would find it unacceptable. But then, while we have PG rating for movies, we don’t have one for blogs. Since this is a public blog, anyone can just drop in and read it. There will certainly be people who won’t take this lightly and would feel that this is an inappropriate joke. You don’t shoo them off, because people have different tolerance and sensitivity.

To those who argued that “if you can’t take this, then don’t come to kennysia.com”, it’s not really a good way to defend a post. Just imagine that one day The Star posted a nude picture of Rafidah in the entertainment section. Hah, it would be nice if the editor can simply say, “Don’t lar read The Star if you don’t like this kind of picture.”

It’s the same here in kennysia.com. When the blog is popular and when it is public, a responsibility is indeed there. This is what we call social responsibility. Unless you put a disclaimer saying that everything posted here is not meant to be disparaging, people do have the right to have unpleasant feeling and express it in their comments. Remember that the freedom of speech always comes in two ways.

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Wow!I've been gone for a while and my,oh my...I missed out on one of Kenny's trademark jewels.

Kenny..this is by far the BEST joke of the year for me,challenged only by datuknametoolongitis.

I was laughing soo hard...I was practically rolling on the floor.It took me a good 15 minutes before I sobered up to post a comment...

PS:Kenny,just curious.What is the career path for Mr.Lau Sai King?No Master's in Shit Management before they get Permanent Head Damage(Phd)?What a shame!

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heheh...
heh...
i enjoyed reading your blogs dude..

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Your blog so funny, very entertaining. On the other hand, keeping up to date on current issues too...heheh...

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19th november, WORLD TOILET DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
man im so happy, im gonna spend the day on my toilet just enjoying the serenity of owning such a luxurious commodity, and in the end i'll weep myself to sleep, happy in the knowledge that in this crazy messed up universe of ours there is such a thing as a shit catcher and flusher, and that i am honoured enough to be near one

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I WOULD LIKE TO STUDAY ABOUT TOILET CLEANNING

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Dear Mr.Prof. Dr.Mang,
very interesting the idea WTC - look at our website and maybe it`s possible to have a
cooperation ?

Grüß` Gott aus Bayern Herr Prof.Dr.Mang,
zufällig stiessen wir auf diese Website
und finden die Idee eines WTC hervorragend !!!
Vielleicht gibt es die Möglichkeit einer
Zusammenarbeit ? Planen sie auch Schulungen in Europa, Deutschland ?

Als vereidigte Hygiene-Sachverständige der IHK München-OBB halte ich bereits seit vielen Jahren Seminare und Schulungen und versuche das Personal in den verschiedensten Einrichtungen für den Bereich "Hygiene" zu sensibilisieren.

Würde mich über einen Kontakt freuen und inzwischen herzliche Grüße aus dem verschneiten Oberbayern !

Olivia Ziriakus (vereid.Hygiene-SV)

www.seminarzentrum-tegernsee.de
info@seminarzentrum-tegernsee.de

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LOL.
cant stop laughing hahaha!
shake hands Malaysians vs Singaporeans!
this is damn funny...hahaha...
i especially like the lecture halls with toilet bowl seats and the toilet paper certificates!
i might consider to enroll few classes. haha!

haha! great ones!

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Ur toilet college was a good entry.. *LMAO*

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Hahahahahahahaha!!! You really crack me up!! Ha hah hah hah hah.... most folks do actually need good toiret training lah!! What a funny blog, Kenny. Keep it up, again. hah hah hah... cannot stop laughing... :D

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miss/mdm olivia, you're serious about this eh? :P hehe... kenny look , u have readers from germany! cool ! :P ... oh yeah very funny post! is the WTO thing for real???? i thot it was joke :P

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Hi Kenny, I came across this entry and it cracked me up :) Yes, the WTO does sound funny, but not withstanding the jokes, it has a genuine purpose. This NGO was set up with a pretty noble aim to improve sanitary conditions in toilets around the world. For anyone who's been to undeveloped or developing countries, and seen the state of toilets in these places - they can and do cause serious illnesses (eg. dysentery) and death - it's a real concern. In fact, since its establishment, the WTO appears to have made some headway in improving toilets in certain parts of China - I would say that's a pretty significant achievement. Dunno if the WTO will be setting up a college in S'pore, but if they do, I'll be the first one to applaud. Singaporeans need lessons on toilet cleanliness and hygiene - we're definitely still primitive in this aspect :(

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this is so stupid a college like that? will u get any benefits.

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omg..i cant stop laughing..seriously..hilarious..proud to be a 'Kuchingite'..man..you're good..gosh..ur ball are sure gonna explode..

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Hey man...sorry I missed the party. nokia6630

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You obviously have not understood the rationale behind their cause. It is really no laughing matter, as much as the phrases sounding ridiculous as first glance. Grow up.

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Your entry made me laugh so hard that I almost fell off the office chair. Love the "tam-pui" and the colours. Reminded me of my own when I was a toddler. LOLZ again.

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Hi guys, thanks so much for posting a post on us, and thos pictures are wonderful, believe it or not, we have been planning for a huge toilet in CBD very soon,
Interesting comments too,...
the WTC has been running successfully in different countries and has also been locally recognised for Job Recreation Program (for cynics out there :),
I am gonna print this post and circulate in my office, by the way tomorrow our first launch will be runnin houseful in Singapore Poly for "Restroom Design Course", We are out there : with support from people all over like you !!!
Before I finish : Our team in Singapore office : spear headed by the Founder :Jack Sim from Singapore;
Executive Director from India
Research Mgr from India
Project Mgr from Nigeria
Principal of WTC from Germany...

Toilets are not a local issue, every one is eligible to be concerned about it,
First thing a human being does in the morning is...
Ah..
See ya!

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Just to add;
There are 2.6 billion people out there who dont event have a basic toilet, they all defecate openly.

We are here to serve them too...
It is not just about public toilets alone:
See our project page!

See you and have a great loominous week ahead !

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lol this is soooo funny!! haha

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i totally agree with kenny he is right .
u can have fun with any idea but dont become rude wiht ur fun

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LOL! As far as I've known...cleaning toilet does not require any degree or certificate. Not that I'm degrading the job or anything....but seriously..u just clean the damn toilet wherever is dirty!There's no need to set up a college to train "top-class" toilet cleaners..

I wonder what they teach the students in class.. let me guess..how to master cleaning toilets with a toothbrush?!

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Hi, im a student doing research on WTO, and i chanced upon this website.
Im just wondering if you know what the WTO does, instead of mocking at them, perhaps you should take a step back and think about what they actually do, and how they will affect and benefit you.
Those were classic jokes you made, but please, respect the people, will you?
Thank you.

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Let's face it Kenny...YOU probably DONT know how to clean a toilet. Why dont you sign up and educate yourself?

After all...this just proves that WTO's founder has the guts and initiative to start something YOU and the ppl who are like you would not have the guts to do.

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Oh, and you are an insult to this world Kenny.

Hope you slip on a pile of shit in the toilet and hit your head REAL hard. ^_^

Because unlike the people who made this happen, you are just a small small pile of shit who can make ppl slip and fall, but despised.

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Do you even know what the WTO does? Do you know anything about the sanitation problem facing the world today? Do you know that several BILLION people in the world don't have adequate sanitation facilities and go out in the open...meaning their drinking water gets contaminated by fecal matter? Think before writing a ridiculous, uninformed post that is out there for everyone to see.

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