Monday, February 12, 2007

Looking For The Toilet

It was 1 am in the morning and the first night in my new house. I was staying in this 10-square-metre room and all my boxes were strewn about across the space. I was recollecting and recomposing myself from the holiday mood after writing my blog post.

It was when I got the nature's call.

So I looked for the toilet in the new house. Naturally a toilet is located at the back of the house, so I tip-toed along the corridor to the pitch-dark kitchen to look for a trace of the toilet door. I used my age-old handphone to illuminate the kitchen as I couldn't find the light switch. It was a scene so unfamiliar to me, the eeriness all the more aggravated by the feeble blue light emanated from the keypad. The curtain was glowing due to the moonlight. And it quivered, as if it was sniggering in contempt as it managed to send some chill up my spine.

I couldn't find the toilet. There just wasn't a toilet downstairs.

The family I am staying with were already asleep upstairs, so I didn't dare to venture that area. I wasn't even told whether I was allowed there yet. Things were getting awkward. I even sent a message to Yong Chin (my housemate who's not in the new house yet) to ask him "where is the toilet". But he must have been asleep, because there was a long silence afterwards.

I gave up, and my bladder sphincters got their obligate exercise for the whole night. The next morning, I found out there was a toilet outside the house, built as a separate structure in the rear house compound. So much fun for my experience at the first night of my new house, huh.

9 comments:

king ung said...

wow, nice exercise for a long night.

and its name is bladder sphincter?

plural is bladder sphincters?

learn some medic term.... ^^

jie ni said...

ha ha, nature's call = your question to Sciences teacher during standard 4...

heng Liang said...

blog la blog la.. so smart.. blog more important than toilet la.

my mum alwes tells me: "the first thing to look for is the toilet when u r in somewhere unfamiliar". i don do it, really.. but yr post just reminds me of her advice, n tells me tht she may be right after all.

Anonymous said...

Lucky u didn't leave your bed an unforgetable first night experience, which is uncomfortable to you, and which is always commited by Owl.

Wee Loon ONG said...

anonymous: 'which is always committed by Owl?'...
(*scratch head) wondering which owl is that referring to? are there any other owls other than me? am i being perasan here? hmh...i reckon it's my fellow owl species that like wetting the beds, not me....:P

Yong Chin said...

Soli about tat, tailou, i slept already yesterday night without shutting down my laptop.

Well, is it that scary at nite?Dun scare me tailou, that is the house we are going to live in for at least one year. Try to enjoy yourself in your new house (maybe you are not for the moment, but do try), i believe that you will have lots of fabulous time spending with the family.

youngyew said...

King Ung: Haha yeah it's called a bladder sphincter, I am not sure whether there is a plural form. :)

Jie Ni: Haha don't lar laugh until now... I didn't ask to go toilet lar, I only asked... haha don't want to say here. :P

Heng Liang: No lar, it's not because I was blogging also. I only got the urgency after I finished blogging, so it didn't matter whether I blogged or not. But yeah, your mum so fore-sighted worr...

anonymous: I don't really get what you mean there?

Wee Loon: Haha don't lar perasan, we all know you don't wet your bed mar... :P

Yong Chin: No of course it's not your fault! Haha no la it's not that scary, it was only unfamiliar... and also because I couldn't find the light switch. Don't worry it's a nice place, as you have seen for yourself. I am sure I will cope with the environment well. :) If anything, I will have your help also ma... :)

day-dreamer said...

LOL~!! Cute house, with the toilet built as a separate unit...

Btw, isn't it not good to "tahan kencing" for such a long time??

Have fun exploring your new home! :D

youngyew said...

Day-dreamer: Eerm, not sure whether it's bad to tahan kencing. I know that infrequent urination is a contributing factor to urinary tract infection, but that's predominantly in female lah.