I don't know if you remember this. Sometime in March (here) , I wrote about how in Singapore, office workers reserve tables at food court during lunchtime using pocket size packets of tissue paper.
Now I'm not saying this is how everyone in Singapore reserves tables everywhere. It's really a numbers game. Like where I live, there are very few office workers as it's a residential area. The office workers do not leave packets of tissue paper lying around on tables because they are outnumbered and no one would care about the tissue paper.
However, if you go to a business district and you sit at a table clearly marked by a packet of tissue, don't be surprised if you're tackled to the ground by a group of hungry men and women. No, I'm kidding. They won't tackle you but they'll tell you to leave. Don't mess with hungry office workers. They have limited time to eat and run errands.
In Singapore, we have an expression called Chope. (read it like choke) When I go with my kids to the food court, the first thing we do is chope a table. How we chope it is with any of the following:
- one of the kids sits at the table
So I put the tissue paper and chope together and came up with this:
Once again I used a bird. Ah, but notice that it's a different bird each time. I think instead of an ordinary tissue paper packet, one could chope a table using my bird illustrated pocket tissue holder.
I'm pretty certain with this little pouchie, there's no way anyone could claim ignorance the table was reserved. (so no need to tackle anyone to the ground)
For this version, I've used a name (my sister's name) instead.Yep. Elaine choped THIS table!
This was a fun project for me. If you want to see more, go to my Etsy shop here.
Also, I used these pens to draw the illustrations. (I am an amazon associate and will earn a sale commission)
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