Thursday, 24 December 2009

Merry Christmas!!!

Wishing all my friends and faithful readers a very blessed Christmas and a happy new year!!










Thursday, 17 December 2009

World Band Marching Competition It Is Not!

Eagerly anticipating the day of the Opening Ceremony of the World Band Marching Competition 2009, I was disappointed when hubby was caught in a massive traffic jam yesterday despite him taking the longer route, the most expensive tolled highway. The street parade was supposed to start at 8:30pm, and he didn't get home until well after 9pm.


But, as the saying goes, there is a silver lining in every cloud. Am I glad we didn't manage to make it to the event. For it is NOT a World Band Marching Competition. It is NOT even Asean Band Marching Competition. Out of the 13 teams, 7 teams are from Malaysia, with Thailand entering 2 teams. And I can guess who will be the World Band Champion....Bolehland (Malaysia lah).....!!!!!!! *clap! clap!*



Friday, 4 December 2009

Culprit Caught Red-handed

For weeks, short of setting up a trap, we've been trying to figure out who left the tap running in the kitchen. It's not me, and my mum and hubby both vigorously denied being the careless one. So, it has to be my cats. But which one??


And finally, yesterday morning, I heard the peter-patter of a running tap in the kitchen. Rushing to the kitchen, I saw...........who else, but my mischievous, super-duper hyperactive Blackie. Not surprisingly, he had figured out how to operate the lever handle of the tap, just like how he figured out how to open our wardrobe doors, drawers, etc. Looks like nothing is Blackie-proof....


Enjoy................





I apologise for the shaky camera at some parts. I was trying to get closer to Blackie, and then at one point, I tried to avoid the tap water from splashing onto my camera lens.

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Where To Eat @ Cameron Highlands

NB: This is the 4th installment of my Sojourn in Cameron Highlands
Part 3: Time Tunnel @ Cameron Highlands
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The thing I love most about the British, besides their wry humour, is their tea and scones. The best scones I've ever had was in the Isle of Wight. The cream, the strawberries, and the lightness of the scones were just yummy. 

I've missed that, and the nearest "duplicate" I could find is in Cameron Highlands. When the British left Malaya, as Malaysia was called then, they left behind their tea and scones legacy. Whenever I'm in Cameron Highlands, I never fail to pop in at T-Cafe, above MarryBrown at Tanah Rata for my cream scones every afternoon. 

This time round, I decided to check out another place, Cameronian Inn, which I came across while surfing around for new things to do or see in Cameron Highlands. It was touted as having the best scone in the highlands. 

Unfortunately, we went there 3 times, and all 3 times, they didn't have scones. So, T-Cafe it is. We've tried scones at Bala Chalet and Smokehouse before, and they aren't worth their price. Both places charge RM12.50 per person for a set which comes with 2 scones, cream, strawberry jam, and tea. 

T-Cafe, on the other hand, charges only RM2.50 for one scone with cream, butter and strawberry jam. Tea is RM2.50. 

Incidentally, we saw a notice at T-Cafe announcing their soon to change name. T-Cafe will be known as The Lord's Cafe.

Ok, enough of my obsession with cream scones. Let's proceed to solid meals. One of the restaurants that serve decent Chinese food is You Hoo Restaurant at Brinchang. It's located at the former pasar malam site. We ordered their specialty, Indonesian Fish Curry, Spicy-fried Asparagus Beans and Steamed Eggs Three Kings. The total meal came to RM36 for two.

Indonesian Fish Curry



Spicy-fried Asparagus Beans



Steamed Eggs Three Kings

One other reasonably priced restaurant, recommended by a local cafe proprietor, is Yeong Wah Restaurant in Brinchang. It is behind the Star Regency Hotel. According to this local lady, Brinchang is notorious for over-priced food, and one should ask the price of a dish before placing an order. However, she added, this Yeong Wah is honest and would not rip off their customers. 

We ordered Drunken Prawns, Special Fried Noodles and Kai Lan in Oyster Sauce, all of which came to RM35.60 for two.


Drunken Prawns



Special Fried Noodles



Kai Lan in Oyster Sauce

On the day we return to KL, we stopped at Man Fatt Restaurant for Bak Kut Teh Mee. Man Fatt is located at the foothill of Cameron Highlands, just opposite the Simpang Pulai police station. If you were coming down  from Cameron Highlands, at the foothill, there's a traffic lights cross junction. Turn right, and the shop is on your left. 



Bak Kut Teh Mee

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Tuesday, 17 November 2009

I Am So Dumb....

I can't believe I'm so dumb....!!!! I was adding another blog URL that I follow onto my blogroll list, and instead of clicking "Save", I clicked "Cancel". Now I've lost all those blogger friends' blog URLs!!!! Other than three friends' blogs, which I could easily get hold of, I don't know the rest of the blogs' URL!!!!


Can anyone be dumber than this??!!! *smacking forehead*



Friday, 13 November 2009

Time Tunnel @ Cameron Highlands


NBThis is the 3rd installment of my Sojourn in Cameron Highlands
4th part: Where To Eat @ Cameron Highlands
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Since our last visit to Cameron Highlands in September 2007, a new attraction has been added. Time Tunnel is a "must see" if you're interested in what Cameron Highlands looked like in the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, all the way to the present. 


The entrance fee is RM5 per adult, and there are a fair bit of memorabilia which could have been bought from the flea market at Amcorp Mall. Well, at least the black & white photo of Tanah Rata in the 1930s was purchased there.


However, if you're expecting a true museum of antique items, you'll be disappointed. The items collected and displayed in Time Tunnel only date as far back as the early 1960s.


When I first stepped inside the premises, I was like, "Wow! An antique dentist's chair!" to which my hubby said, "No, darling, it's an antique barber's chair!" Gosh, I felt so embarrassed at my lack of knowledge... :)



Dentist's chair? No, barber's chair




Me: Your grandfather, darling? 
Hubby: No, an aborigine, but might be your grandfather



I thought I saw this "mode of transport" in use by some hypermarket staff??



Austin J (Junior) Forty - a pedal car
Austin J (Junior) Forty by Austin Motor Company, Great Britain. There were some 32,000 of these cars produced in 1950 - 1960. It is made from sheet steel surplus metal from Austin Birmingham. Work was sent to a purpose-built factory in Wales, where disabled miners worked on the "Joycars" as part of a rehabilitation program. It has battery-operated headlights and the bonnet opened up to a detailed engine.



Cents were in paper notes, then, not in coins. One cent must have been able to buy you quite a bit of stuff.



Parit Waterfall in early 1960s....snow blanketed the place for 45 minutes



A funny A4 printout I saw.......there were many other such funny printouts.




Thursday, 12 November 2009

Hotel Casa dela Rossa in Cameron Highlands

Note: This is the second part of my sojourn in Cameron Highlands
1st part: Sojourn in Cameron Highlands
3rd part: Time Tunnel @ Cameron Highlands
4th part: Where To Eat @ Cameron Highlands
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We stayed at Hotel Casa dela Rossa, which means Castle of the Roses, located between Brinchang and Tanah Rata. Our reservation was made through a travel agent, and we got the room for RM162nett per night instead of the published rate of RM320nett per night.


Location-wise, it is a superb location, very quiet and peaceful, away from the towns in Cameron Highlands. And the service is excellent, with a team of friendly and efficient porter, receptionist and bellman. The room is clean, although it has a rather damp, mildew smell.

My only complaint is that the sauna has been closed down, and the hotel has not seen fit to update their list of facilities in their website.


That said, it is still one of the better place to stay, as most of the hotels in Cameron Highlands, including Equatorial and Smokehouse, are rather old and their rooms are shabby and in need of refurbishing.



View from the road





Honey, I'm home......
This corridor is reminiscent of the movie (and book) The Shining by Stephen King



The double room on Diana Floor, Garden View

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Sojourn in Cameron Highlands

NB: This is the 1st part of my sojourn in Cameron Highlands.
2nd part: Hotel Casa dela Rossa in Cameron Highlands
3rd part: Tunnel Tunnel @ Cameron Highlands
4th part: Where To Eat @ Cameron Highlands
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Some people like holidays with lots of hustle & bustle activities like shopping, going from one tourist destination to another. Others prefer a quiet, relaxing holiday where you can just hang out in your pajamas and be a bum all day long. I belong to the latter category.

Since I hate flying with a passion (I still remember those 18-hour non-stop-puking flights when I was a student in UK --- I even used up all the airsick bags in one particular flight!), I could only go to destinations where I could drive or take the rail.

So, it's always either to the beach, the jungle or the mountains when we need to unwind and relax.

Cameron Highlands was the voted place as the last time we were there was in September 2007. Aside from strawberries now being one of the largest export industry in the country (tea has taken a backseat), there weren't much changes.

The trip did, however, inspire me to do a write-up on Where To Eat and some interesting sights, which I shall break into separate posts for my easy reference in the future.

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Help! Cat Language Tutor Needed!


Has any of you who own cats ever tried to teach the English language to your cat? Have you had any success? If you had, then you're hired!

Seriously, I need help convincing my recalcitrant cats that a bird is called a bird in my language, not noark (according to Yin Yin) or kek-kek-kek (according to Blackie).

Whenever the birds land on our balcony or window ledge, which is a few times a day, a language struggle ensues.

Yin Yin: Noark
Blackie: Kek-kek
Me: Bird
Yin Yin (turning to look at me): Noark-noark
Blackie (not taking his eyes off the birds): Kek-kek-kek
Me: No, it's not a noark, or kek-kek. It's a bird.
Yin YIn (looking at me again): Noark-noark-noark
Me: In my language it's a bird, Yin Yin.
Yin Yin: Noark-noark-noark-noark, Meow.
Me: Sigh. And my name is not Meow, so please say my name correctly when addressing me.

Friday, 25 September 2009

The Best Pan Mee in KL City Centre

There are two pan mee (hand made flour noodles) shops which are my favourite. One of them is in Taman Berkeley, Klang. It is, however, far from where I live, and the wait for your order is at least an hour long.

The other is in KL City Centre, located at Jalan Dewan Sultan Sulaiman 1, in Chow Kit. Their specialty is the dry version. The noodle comes with a poached egg which you are supposed to break and mix into the noodles for that smooth, and yet "bouncy" texture.




The noodle with the poached egg


Sprinkle their special home-made chilli flakes onto it


Break the egg and mix well into the noodles

Mind you, the wait is just as long as the shop in Taman Berkeley, so it's best to go before you start feeling hungry.



Sunday, 20 September 2009

A Typical Day In The Life of Blackie & Yin Yin


What do two pampered cats who have nothing to do but sleep, eat and look pretty do to occupy their free time? Groom each other and play, of course.

I apologize for the lack of light in the videos, especially in the first one. We had already turned down our lights for the night and were watching TV.




Thursday, 10 September 2009

Zhang Ti @ Genting


The Arena of Stars, Genting, is one of the most happening place that I know of. They hold more concert events per month than any other place that I know.

It was only a day before that hubby and I went to the Michael Learns To Rock concert in Genting, and the very next day, we went up again, this time bringing my mum along for the Zhang Ti concert.

My mum idolises Zhang Ti and she kept talking about Zhang Ti throughout the journey. According to her, Zhang Ti started coming to Penang to perform way back in the late 1960s, and she and her late sister-in-law (my Ah Kim) would go to his concerts.

Despite being in his 60s, age hasn't slowed him down one bit. His voice is rich & powerful, resonating across the fully-packed arena. I found myself asking my mum disbelievingly throughout the show if he was always this spontaneously hilarious. It's hard to believe someone could so spontaneously fit words into tunes. He's a singing stand-up comedian!!

Apparently he is lengendary for answering questions posed by the audience with songs or making up songs on topics selected by the audience on the spot with his unique brand of risque humour. And his rapport with the audience is amazing.

There was good-natured ribbing all round, with some really outrageous topics/questions selected by the cheeky audience, such as:

1) Zhang Ti, please sing a hairy song (this is one of the funniest & probably naughtiest)
2) Zhang Ti, one minus one equals two
3) Zhang Ti, how many fathers do you have
4) Zhang Ti, please sing a mute song (another extremely hilarious performance)
5) Zhang Ti, please sing a Japanese song

Except for a couple, the requests were accompanied with money, mostly RM50 to RM100, although one man gave him as much as RM500, and another gave him a RM5 Genting's casino coin. The latter has probably lost all his money at the casino, and that's all he had left. :)

And....Genting might not be over the moon to hear this, but the RM5 casino token was worthless....Zhang Ti sang two sentences, broke off abruptly, and said, to the roars of approval from the crowd, "I've earned my money. That's all you're getting for a RM5 casino coin." :D

Below is a video of the Japanese song request. My apologies for the shakes in the camera....I was laughing so hard that I couldn't keep my camera steady. Pay attention to the "Japanese" in the words....

Enjoy...........



Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Michael Learns To Rock @ Genting

Quick note: This is the only photo I could upload successfully. There appears to be some problems with the server, and all other photos and videos were not uploaded successfully, despite my having tried to do so for the past three days.


Michael Learns To Rock, the band that PAS Youth tried to ban from coming to Malaysia, the concert that Nasrudin termed as "a festival of sin" finally took place last Saturday night at The Arena of Stars, Genting. And they brought a lady with them, someone called Randi (not sure of the spelling) who played the bass guitar.

I wish I could upload some of the videos I took, especially the new songs from the album Eternity, and their one and only rock song, to quote Jascha Richter. And boy, I say this in all sincerity, Michael Has Finally Learned To Rock. If you were there, and saw a lady who couldn't sit still but kept moving to the beat of the music, that was me.

At one point, I think it was the song 25 Minutes, while Jascha Richter & Mikkel Lentz left the stage and worked the crowd, the audience lost it and mixed the song up with All Out of Love by Air Supply. The crowd was happily singing "All out of love, I'm so lost without you....." until Jascha ran back to the stage and got the crowd back to the right note. Talk about being confused. Or maybe the fault is not theirs, for Air Supply will be in Genting on 4 October 2009.

And......remember the song Take Me To Your Heart? The one which sounds like one of Jacky Cheung's songs? According to Jascha Richter, he was riding in a cab in Shanghai when he heard this song being played on the radio. He didn't understand a word, but he loved the music. And so, he wrote his own lyrics for it.


Since I am unable to upload the video I took, I'll post their studio recording I found on Youtube. It's a very beautiful piece of music, with an equally beautiful lyrics (they did a better job than Jacky Cheung).


One thing I must say about Michael Learns To Rock is that they are very obliging. When they came back for the encore, they performed quite a few songs, instead of just one or two. A truly amazing performance.

On a different note, driving back at night from Genting has always been very life-challenging.
I hope the management would do something about the exit from the 9th floor of Genting Highlands car park (the one adjoining the Genting casino). It is extremely foggy at night, and if one does not know that there is a divider in the middle, one would have driven into it.

And it doesn't get better after this exit. The road leading down to the main road is curved and with visibility reduced to just the front end of your car, you won't even know what hit you. I remember my school in London would close when it got that foggy.

So, to the management of Genting, it would mean a lot to your regular customers if you could install some reflectors or tiger-eyes to aid the motorists when the fog descends on the mountain. Thank you. :)

Friday, 28 August 2009

Animals Matter To Me Petition

Do you care about the plights of animals? If you do, please sign the Animals Matter To Me petition to help achieve global recognition that animals are sentient beings, they feel and they suffer, and to end animal cruelty for good.

To sign petition go to >>> http://www.spca.org.my/v51/petitions.php

For more details, go to >>> http://www.spca.org.my/v51/campaigns_animalsmattertome.php

Thank you and please help spread the word to your friends. :)

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Life In Malaysia Is Stranger Than The Movies

Life in Malaysia is like a box of chocolates....you never know what you're going to get. Each morning you wake up to be amazed at what you read in the news.

First, we have the Pahang Syariah Court ordering the whipping of part-time model Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno for consuming beer in a hotel lounge. (read more here)

Then, we have the Andy Lau-Carol Chu debacle. Whoever heard of a son-in-law who is ashamed to be seen at his father-in-law's funeral procession?

To the extent where he was shielded from view from head to knees by numerous silver umbrellas??!! It's preprosterous! (
Last wish of Carol Chu's dad, Son-in-Lau goes under cover and Quite a scene at funeral of Chu's dad)

Is he ashamed to acknowledge the Chu family? After all, they are not rich and famous, owning only a nondescript business selling incense worship items. Or does he still want to play the field? Or does he have the same under cover relationship with another or more women??

And then, today, PAS Youth amused me by condemning the Michael Learns To Rock concert which will be held in Genting on September 5. The party chief said his party would not hesitate in mobilising its members to prevent the concert from happening if the performance was not stopped. (read more here)

Excuse me, Nasrudin, have you ever heard any of MLTR's songs? They are love ballads, not metallic rock or whatever it is that you imagined them to be! Please do not protest for the sake of protesting. It only makes a laughing stock out of you.

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Hotlink Parties with Hitz FM

Last Friday night, our friend Daniel Lee invited hubby and I to The Mist Club @ Bangsar. What he omitted to mention was that it was a Hotlink and Hitz FM party. The result of the oversight was, I left home without my camera. Not only that, as it was a rainy night, I was dressed more for the anticipated chill of the club rather than for a party (I could still remember how cold the club was the last time I was there).

Despite the rain and lack of publicity (in my opinion), a decent crowd turned up for the event. It started at 8pm, but since we had thought that we were just going to the club for a drink with Daniel, we only arrived close to nine, in time to catch Elvira before others like, Rachel Henry, Elvira, Point Blanc, James Baum, Kraft and others came on stage.

The highlight of the event, and also the closing act, is none other than our very own home-grown Reshmonu. The guy really knows how to work the crowd. He got even the wall-flowers shaking and moving.

The photos below were taken from Daniel's Blackberry phone. If you find the quality less than pleasing, please call him personally to lodge your complaint. :)




Reshmonu was the last to perform. He was amazing.



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We had our picture taken with Reshmonu....he was next to us at the 'Very Idle People' lounge while waiting for his turn to perform! :)




Elvira in one of the earlier performances





Rachel Henry



Point Blanc


Now, what was that DJ going on and on about each time he came onto the stage? Hmm.....something about 300 sms for the price of RM1 from Hotlink or something like that....please check with Hotlink for details. :)

Saturday, 8 August 2009

Blackie & Yin Yin


Two weeks later......

Blackie and Yin Yin are buddies and almost inseparable. What surprises me is that Yin Yin has allowed Blackie to regain his throne (the Japanese sofa we bought specially for him).




Three afternoons ago, while Blackie was sleeping, Yin Yin came out of our room to explore the premises on her own. This is the first time she does that without being accompanied by Blackie.

The first thing she did was to make herself useful.......since I wasn't sitting on the sofa and she had a job to do, she massaged the sofa instead. Yes, she is a massaging cat. Look at how she "pulled" the sofa cover up as she kneaded away. :)



Staring at the seven dwarfs at my balcony and trying to figure out how she could get to the rain water in their buckets....as with all Maine Coons, she loves playing with water.

She also has a peculiar habit of scooping water out from her bowl and drinking it straight from her paw instead of lowering her head to the water bowl.


Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Michael Jackson Parody - Am I Black or White

I stumbled onto this video while watching another video sent by a friend.

Enjoy........


Michael Learns To Rock in Malaysia Again


Calling all Michael Learns To Rock fans!!! They're here again....and....AFTER twenty-one years, they're STILL LEARNING how to rock at Genting Highlands on 5th September 2009. :)

For the benefit of those younger than me (ahem!), Michael Learns To Rock was formed as a cafe-band in 1987 by a group of high school Danish students, Jasca Richter, Kare Wanscher and Mikkel Lentz.

A year later, Soren Madsen joined the group and they entered the city's annual talent show. The group won and they suddenly found that they had to stick with their hastily formed name, even 21 years later.

They tried changing it to MLTR, but later switched back to the original name. Maybe, just maybe, if they had consulted me, and renamed themselves Michael Has Learned to Rock instead of MLTR, it might have met with better success?? :)

Anyway, Soren Madsen left the group in 2000, and the trio decided to continue without him.

So, what are you waiting for? All Michael Learns To Rock concerts are a sell-out, so get out of your seat now and get your tickets at any Axcess outlets or book them online from Genting's Online & Reservation & E-Ticketing.

See you there.......thanks to Genting. :) :) :)

25 minutes


That's Why You Go Away




Sunday, 2 August 2009

My Cats - The Empress Dowager & Her Eunuch

Blackie and Yin Yin (PR FW Lady Faye Yin) have established their own hierarchy in their relationship with one another, with the latter adopting the diva attitude. So much so that hubby has begun calling Yin Yin the empress dowager.

Now, what happened for Yin Yin to earn that nickname?

Well, one reason is, if Blackie is in Yin Yin's way, she would just brush past him without sparing him a glance or thought. On the other hand, if Yin Yin is in the way, Blackie hesitates to walk past her.

He would put one paw forward tentatively, and if it looked like he might brush against her, which he would if she were standing sideways at a door entrance, he would step backwards again and waited until she moves out of the way.

Sometimes it is a long wait, and I am never sure whether to laugh or feel sorry for him as he waited and waited patiently for her to move out of the way first.

The second reason is, the way they interact with each other. When Yin Yin wants company from Blackie, she would approach him and make a cooing sound. Then she'll walk off and for an hour or two at least, Blackie will be following her around (he never walks in front of her, always just at her tail).

So, you can imagine the funeral procession in my home with me being the hearse. Yes, Blackie and Yin Yin like to follow me around, although Blackie has changed from following me to following Yin Yin now. I'm not sure if I should be offended at this. :)

And they have their own special seating arrangement....she sits on a higher ledge than him. If he tries to join her on the same level, she'll whack him with her paw, and he'll return to a lower spot.

Below is a photo I couldn't help taking last night. Yin Yin had disappeared behind the curtains after spending some time with Blackie. Blackie, who has been whacked by Yin Yin before for trying to sit on the stool, continued to sit on the floor, and meowed for Yin Yin. Only after a few meows did she deign to pop out again, and sat on the dressing table to keep Blackie company.



See the gap in the curtain? That's where Yin Yin popped out from.



It's strange, as Blackie has been sitting on the stool, dressing table, and the window ledges his entire life, and yet, now he bows down to Yin Yin as having the right to those places. Yin Yin is the alpha female?? *scratch head*


Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Liu San Jie at Genting

Last Sunday we went up to Genting for the much awaited musical, Liu San Jie. The pair of tickets were complimentary from Genting.

The last time I was there for a concert from my mum's era (Catch Ling Po at Genting), the crowd was mainly from her age group, men and women of 60 years old and above. I expected it to be the same for the Liu San Jie musical.

True enough, at 7:15pm, the crowd started waddling in, oops, I mean, walking in. :) Some were my mum's age while others were older. However, this time round, I can't lay claim to being the youngest audience as there was a handful of guys and gals in their twenties.

By 8:15pm, except for some late-comers, nearly all the seats at the Arena of Stars were filled. Our former Health Minister Dato' Chua Jui Meng, one of the VVIP (Very, Very Idle People??), was there, too.

I must say the performers, especially the lead singer who played the protaganist Liu San Jie, were good. They put up a contemporary show, combining the old folk story with some modern dance movements.

In fact, I would go so far as to say that the lead singer is better than the actress that played the same role in the 1961 movie. She has a better voice than the 1961 actress who was a bit shrill. And she is definitely far better looking, too. Quite an eye-candy for the old men there. :)

It is no wonder that all the tickets were sold out and Genting had to extend the performance to one more night, on Tuesday, due to demand.

My only "complaints" are that the stage setup was not more elaborate, and that the part of the match-maker sent by the tyrant, Mo Huairen, was a bit dragged out. I found the match-maker's performance a little draggy and exaggerated.

But all in all, a most enjoyable performance. Thanks for the complimentary tickets, Genting. :)

The arrival of the audience


The audience


Some late-comers


The curtain call

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Saturday, 25 July 2009

The Beginning of A Great Friendship?

Being the suave, handsome guy that he is, Blackie has had countless kisses from me in his entire 3+ years of his life. However, he has never had a kiss from another cat, until today (25/7/09).

At almost 10:30pm, Blackie opened the door to our room. Faye Yin, who was sitting on our bed, got up and approached him, under our watchful eyes. With hubby standing on Blackie's side, and me standing on Faye Yin's side, prepared to pick them up at the slightest hint of cat trouble, Faye Yin leaned forward and kissed Blackie.

Stunned, Blackie retreated. But within sixty seconds, he came back, folded his fore legs beneath his chest and sat down calmly, watching us from just outside the door.

I think this is a good sign.....soon Faye Yin can have free roam around our home like Blackie does and Blackie can return to hanging out in our room without our supervision anymore.

Blackie Turns the Table on Faye Yin

A quick note before today's post:

Correction to Faye Yin's MyKad details --- it has been pointed out to me that I have omitted Faye Yin's title in her details. Her full name should be PR Felis Wonder Lady Faye Yin as she had achieved Premiership. (A Premiership is equal to a Championship, for the spayed/neutered cat.)

The correction has been done. My deepest apologies to Jimmy. :)

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Blackie Turns The Table on Faye Yin
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Last night, or should I say early this morning, Faye Yin was very active and playful. From 4:00am to 5:00am, she was busy pouncing onto my bed, running from one end of the room to the other end, chasing her toy mouse and wrestling with her new teddy bear.

Having perfected her huffing and puffing on her poor teddy last night, she was extra cocky when Blackie stepped inside "her" sanctuary today. Yes, Blackie had mustered enough courage to actually walk all the way inside the room which he used to go and sun himself at the bay window every afternoon before her arrival.

She swaggered up to Blackie, planted her paws firmly on the ground, sat down, and gave him a huge, powerful puff of air right in his face. She then titled her head sideways and looked at him, expecting him to run away with his tail between his legs like before.

Although his tail was between his legs, Blackie surprisingly decided that enough is enough, he's not going to be puffed away by a mere female. He stood his ground like a real man, and hissed at Faye Yin.

Faye Yin looked surprised at this turn of events, turned tail and quickly went to the far end of the room. Encouraged, Blackie proceeded to walk all the way towards her, with me following as quickly as I could on all threes (one hand on Blackie's shoulders to restrain him if he decided to launch an attack).

At his approach, Faye Yin jumped onto the window ledge, and Blackie, looking supremely confident and satisfied that one hiss is all it took to subdue the puffing lady, proceeded to check out the carrier and all her personal items.

When he has completed his inspection, including her litter box and food and water bowls, he walked out of the room and I swear, there was a swagger to his walk this time!! I guess there is nothing like putting a lady in her place, huh? Lol...


Friday, 24 July 2009

New Bond Girl Terrifies Bond

On Wednesday evening, at 7-ish, a new Bond girl was welcomed with open arms into our home. All except Blackie was happy with the new girl in the block.

Maybe it could be due to the fact that this sassy girl had had her ovaries removed, or maybe it could be due to the fact that Blackie, being a eunuch, prefers guys to girls. :)

Whatever the reason, Blackie was terrified by her presence when he caught sight of her. Granted, she is huge, as Maine Coon is the largest breed of all cats (they are called "Gentle Giant"), but then, being female, she is not as large as a male Maine Coon, so he shouldn't think he's seeing a small lion.

On her first night in our home, Felis Wonder Lady Faye Yin was a bit apprehensive. She hid in out of reach places in our room, while Blackie hid in even worse places in the yard.

We were kept busy the whole evening, moving huge furniture to retrieve them, and wiping them clean as best as we can as we didn't want to stress them out further by giving them a shower. In the end, I opened my wardrobe door for Faye Yin to hide in between my clothes. I'd rather have her fur on my clothes than have her hiding in dirty places.

Faye Yin, surprisingly, was quicker to adapt to her new surroundings than Blackie to a new cat in his home.

But best of all is how the two different cats "confronted" each other. Blackie squealed for help (kittenish little mews) while Faye Yin blew puffs of breaths at him. Not hisses, but puffs of air, much like how the fat lady puffed away the bad guys with her big, powerful breath in the Kung Fu Hustle movie... :D

Mum said it reminded her of how my late grandfather's dog blew puffs of air at the mice in the garden....Lol.

Felis Wonder Lady Faye Yin
DOB: 21st September 2005
Sire: CH Eternal's Hikaru Genji of Felis Wonder
Dam: GC Embellie Nuage of Felis Wonder. DM

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