Do you use a "dipper" when taking a bath? (Pinoy's "TABO")

the dipper Pinoys "tabo" - an example of a dipper in the net.
@LeXDei (209)
Philippines
February 23, 2007 8:09am CST
I live in a country where majority of the people use dipper when they take a bath despite the presence of a shower spout in their bathrooms. It has been a practice here to scoop the water from a basin with the use of the dipper in taking a bath. Unlike the image that I uploaded though, dippers here are usually of plastic material. (Just couldn't find a photo of the pinoy's dipper) Do you use a dipper when you bathe?
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• Bulgaria
23 Feb 07
I havent seen such a thing until now, why are people using it if they have showers? Does it has something to do with religion ?
@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
23 Feb 07
nope. it has nothing to do with religion. i am not sure why i love using them. what i know is that, i am just used to it since i was a child and even up to now.
• Philippines
23 Feb 07
Yeah!. :) But if shower is available, I don't need the TABO. You know sometimes, although there's this thing from the toilet seat to wash your behind whenever you do the "number 2" thing... i still somethings look for a TABO... you know... a trade mark of being a filipino. :)
@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
23 Feb 07
i am a filipino. and yes, like most filipino do, i use the what you call dipper (thanks. i knew just now that it's called dipper in english. hehe). people from other countries find this unusual. my boyfriend was introduced to this way of taking a bath when he knew me (he is from sweden). i don't think if he really got my point when we were talking about it before online. but for sure, he understood when he got here last year and saw the dipper and the basin and how these two are partners for most filipinos especially when taking a bath. ever since i was a little child, i have been using the dipper-basin team up when bathing. when i was growing up, i still use them. when i went to college and went to a dormitory, i still use them there. now, i still do. perhaps, it's a part of my life already. i wonder if they have this, too in sweden because i will soon start a new life with my boyfriend there. haha! i might look funny. but if they don't have a dipper-basin thing there, i will surely miss it!