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Cat Misses Me!

Cat came again today.

I came home from work and as I reached the door, the cat came running down from the stairs, as though it wants to crash my legs.

I don’t know why but this cat keeps coming back for me.

The last time I saw her. It was also when I was climbing up the stairs but instead of running down to catch me, it was waiting somewhere and when she saw me, she followed me up the stairs. She wanted to come in the house as usual but I couldn’t let it.

She waited at the door and then rested on the mat of my neighbour’s. I peeped through the door hole after a while to catch a glimpse of her and she was still there.



I Miss Monkey!

Monkey, now that you’re gone. I miss you!

I think Monkey has crept into the kitchen more times than I thought it has. It started off with the mysterious moving kitchen mat that went from the floor to the top, next to kitchen sink….to the time when I saw it with my own eyes of Monkey hanging on the tree.

Thinking back again, there was also one time where there were foot prints but nothing was amiss.

And then there was this time the bottle of dishwasher liquid tumbled into the kitchen sink. It could have been caused by a strong wind but then no strong wind has ever did that to the bottle of dishwasher….because it’s heavy and it doesn’t fall that easily.

Then, there was this missing brush.

The last “live” encounter we had was early in the morning when I was blow drying my hair, getting ready to get to work. Mummy was just preparing breakfast and decided to lie down on the bed while waiting for me to get ready.

My mum then SNEEZED really loud and it was immediately followed by the sound of something falling. Mummy thought I dropped something. I thought Mummy dropped something. Mummy shouted to me from the room to ask what I dropped since the sound of the hairdryer was so loud. I told her the sound does not come where I was; I said it sounded more like it was coming from her end.

She went to the kitchen and saw the rubbish bin on the floor and Monkey holding on to the window, escaping. Mummy called me to the kitchen.

It was on the tree and our windows were then quickly shut. Then Mummy said it disappeared but then I suddenly saw the tail of it just outside our window. So funny. There it was holding on to the wooden plank and looking down at Mummy, making funny facial expression.

The only thing we can analyse from this is the monkey was already inside, eating away whatever it could find in the bin and because it was early in the morning, it was quiet. So when Mummy sneezed, it caught him by surprise and maybe it panicked and overturned the bin which fell to the floor. From then on, I called Mummy’s sneeze a powerful sneeze. It scares the monkey.

We called security but he was so small in size and he was looking on top of the roof at the monkey, while we looked down from our house at him. He didn’t know what to do with the monkey. The look of his face that showed helplessness was so funny.

Fast forward a few days, we still saw Monkey but this time we were downstairs and it was up on someone else’s roof, enjoying his time, knowing people are watching him from below.

Anyway, Monkey has been caught. It went into the trap that was being set.

But you know what? I kind of miss him now. It’s like he’s playing with you. Coming into the house and gives you this puzzle that you got to solve. Usually monkey hangs out in a colony but this is a lone ranger and a very adventurous chap. He has visited all of the houses he could visit.

Dear Monkey, I hope you are someplace where you’ll be happy, a place where you’ll have lots of bananas.



A cat came to say hi today.

I was folding the pile of clothes at the living room and suddenly I saw this cat at the balcony. It saw me and had wanted to come in.

I said, “No” and it put its leg back.

It tried to step its leg across the grill door again and I said, “No”.

It did that for a few times and so I went nearer and bent down to have a closer look at it. He/she took it as a sign of welcome and had wanted to come in again. I just pat on its head and sayang it for a while. It came right in. I only allowed 5 seconds of it before I shoo it out again. I had to close the door window and it was still looking at me.

It left not long after that.

“Mummy, just now got one meow meow came. It wanted to come into the house.”

“You better not let it in..else it will come everyday.”

“No, I didn’t let it in…but I sayang it.”

“Must sayang one meh?”



All I Want To Do is Nothing

I feel like a human again because yesterday I wasn’t one.

7:30am – 2 something am. That was how long I worked. Don’t worry, I don’t skip meals. I had 2-hour lunch break and 2-hour dinner break because when I’m stressed, I really like enjoying my food, makes me feel like I’m still treating myself well.

I can finally put a stop to that after working extremely hard for the past few weeks, and working very hard since January. I still have tons to do but I will make sure I put my life back on track. My juicer, the swimming pool, the television (without a laptop in front of it), writing this blog and so on….they are waiting for me!!!

Initial plan was to wake up by 9 this morning to hit the travel fair but when I got up at 10 something, I just couldn’t bring myself to throng the crowd and I didn’t have the right energy and mind to actually absorb the packages that would be available. I have put that for tomorrow and I went out to join my friends for lunch and chat session, did some grocery shopping. I bought Korean strawberries. They are so nice and sweet, just looking at them make me feel so see-toh-beh-lei. (It’s not a word, it’s an expression in my own term.)

Came home and slept for another 3 hours. The most delicious sleep I’ve ever had in days. Now I feel re-energised and I’m ready for tomorrow.

Not going to do anything today, except to chill out, eat and sleep.