Sunday, November 7, 2010


I love horror movies. So can you imagine how excited I was when I found out that horror movies would be screened on Okto channel every Sunday at 10pm in the month of October? Unfortunately it turned out that none of them was horrifying though. How disappointing.

And it was this disappointment that made me want to re-watch some old horror movies that I had enjoyed in the past - The Shining & The Exorcist. Though I still find the movies quite scary, I thought nothing beats this greatest fear of mine. This thing makes me so petrified with fear that I swear I often imagine I could see it from the corner of my eye only to turn my head around & find there's nothing there.

Before you start thinking I'm a nut, let me introduce you to one of my greatest fears - The Thing:

I don't know if you've heard of this Chinese (Teochew) saying that goes something like, "the more you're afraid of something, the more likely you'll face it". Of course being a typical 黑仔, I was not spared. I remember this incident that happened one night a couple of years back...I came home late from work & as I was walking out from the lift, one of these Things landed exactly on the back of my right hand with a thud, right side up! My immediate reaction was of course to fling my hand vigorously & luckily The Thing was flung off. But I was scared stiff, hair standing.

I wonder how many of you have had the same experience? Exactly, I believe the answer is NONE! Isn't this suppose to be like one in a million chance of a lifetime kind of thing? Yet it had to happen to me, to someone who's absolutely terrified of The Thing! Don't mean to complain but you know, I really think life's unfair sometimes.

Recently I was even forced to confront this fear by exterminating them whenever I see them around in my home. In the past, I used to let them off by pretending to be oblivious to their existence but I could no longer do so as they seem to be making themselves more & more at home these days without my permission (well, not that I would have approved even if they asked). I understand that they, too, have their right to live on this earth but definitely not in my home! I'm sorry & please forgive me, you absolutely have to leave.

Now, now what was I thinking? I absolutely abhor these things but now I have immortalised them! Ugh, what am I supposed to do with these two? Anyone want some felt lizards? These 'darlings' are looking for a nice family who's willing to adopt & care for them...

Monday, November 1, 2010

Sky Watch

Took this photo in the morning on my way to work.

I like the lone contrail in the sky, the aircraft nowhere in sight...