Tuesday, May 22, 2012

No Green Thumb

A green-thumbed friend of mine recently added me to a new page on Facebook called "Green Fingers' although I have no clue why she would do that since I certainly do not have a green thumb and all the plants that I own have always died, no matter how well I took care of them.

Here is a recent example - what used to be this...

...has become this....

Sad isn't it?

My sis-in-law, the one with green fingers, usually gives me a new plant whenever my old ones have 'died and gone to plant-heaven'...so sweet of her :)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

What I Saw

Here is the view of my front porch from inside the house, something that I am not accustomed to seeing...because something is missing - my little car. My porch looks like this on certain days of the week when my teenage son is driving my car. It used to be that wherever I am, there my car would be also...but not any more.

Another thing I saw on the porch last night...something that shouldn't have been there - a small snake, about 25cm long and slightly slimmer than a pencil! Cockroaches, spiders, mice and lizards I can deal with but NOT snakes! So CoolTeen, hubby and I stood there staring at the little thing, wondering aloud what to do with it. 

Me: Smack it with a slipper!

CoolTeen: It's not a cockroach. You can't kill a snake that way.

Hubby: Somebody's got to cut its head off.

Me: Not me! 

So hubby ended up grabbing the broom and dustpan while I went to search for a container. Not knowing whether it was poisonous or not, I thought that we could just try and coax it into a plastic container with a cover, seal it and then dump it into the rubbish bin before it could harm anyone.

The little fella was quite feisty and even shook its tail at me when I tried to take photos of it. My hands were a little shaky so the photos didn't turn out too well. I tried to match it to pictures of snakes on the internet but didn't see any that looked similar. Anyone knows what kind of snake this is?

Friday, May 11, 2012

Cartoon House

Remember this logo at the beginning of every Disney cartoon movie? The one that shows the outline of a castle?

There is a place in Cheras called Taman Putri Jaya where the houses are colourful and resemble castles. Hubby and I used to call them "castle houses".

Lately people have started referring to them as "cartoon house". What a strange yet funny name! Imagine telling someone that so-and-so lives in a cartoon house!

Sign seen at a traffic light intersection,
advertising a house for sale