Note that PPT preferably visit FEMALE cubicles unless it's a gender-neutral public toilet. Add to the fact that women's toilet are more engrossing (and filthy and sullied), although men toilet offers a different socio pulse which seems a bit intriguing.
Cons of being a toilet blogger:
There are times the building authorities ("sekyu") and maintenance staff are clueless to what I do and why the he** I'm taking photos. I respect their job responsibility, am at fault sometimes, just sometimes, for Sponge Bob's sake it's a public toilet if you don't consider blogging as a job nor a hobby (it's not like I investigate or into espionage) then consider me as paying customer/shopper/diner. Plus blogging involves bills to pay the internet, electricity; effort in getting the right photograph angle and lighting, editing/watermarking the photos, tedious posting of statuses in social media (in other word "papansin" (attention seeker) :) My child says "You are always using that square thing (Instagram) and photo collaging. Which she meant have time to bond with me could you? Ah see? Family time is also compromised! :) So to you guys, be kind to me *wink*
Sometimes I sneak (yay that's the fun part!), sometimes they have "willingness" to expose their internal bladder. Besides you get FREE exposure. (hmm should I charge soon?)
You see this hobby is quiet difficult to handle, I need to deal with CCTV's, security guards and "masusungit" janitors. There are moments I don't feel like asking permission neither I don't want to mention "blogging" instead I say thesis or documentary. Love the sounds of "docu", their faces turn into awe.
Toilet blogging is fun but ridiculously dirty, it's not about snapping pictures and exposing their inner secrets. The places I shoot involves observation:
- seat cover availability - sad to say, our public toilets 80% has missing seat cover
- paper availability - if not given to public for free then install paid paper tissue/napkins box
- water supply - the most disturbing state to see and smell when there's no flush or even a pail of water inside
- bidet if none there should be "tabo" - the natural thing human do (to release toxin)
- toiletries- soaps, liquid soap, alcohol
- maintenance - how often do they clean the post?
- lighting and other facility
- scent - is there air freshner or pee cologne? :)
- garbage bins - proper disposal by user (common to women they just throw it everywhere)
As a public toilet user, we never get out of the house without wet tissue, paper towels, hand soap and alcohol. You'll never when "the calling" is :) especially if you have a child along the way.