Of Deathdays and Birthdays

Not too sure if it’s considered pantang to blog about deaths and births in the same post – I really hope not!

Anyway, the death isn’t of a human, so I don’t think it’s very pantang right?

Came home from work one day, and took a peek at my crabitat only to find the molted exoskeleton of one of the crabs. And seeing as the molted exoskeleton lacked 2 legs, it could only be Rascal’s. Easy peasy deduction.

All dried up and crispy yum.

You can see that on this side, he has one pincer and no walking legs.

My excitement quickly turned into despair when I saw that lying not too far away from the exoskeleton was Rascal himself.

Out of his outer balitong shell.


Found his balitong shell quite a distance from his body, so something must have caused him to ditch his shell and run away. So X-Files wei!

He re-grew his 2 missing walking legs, only to succumb to some fishy foul play.

Yes I know hermit crabs look even uglier without their shells. Please have some respect for the dead can anot, don’t kutuk-kutuk ok.

Hermit crabs of his size normally only molt once every 3-4 months. The last time he molted was just a month or so ago, when he forgot to grow his 2 legs. So hor, I think he forced himself to molt again to regrow the 2 stupid legs.

But somehow something went wrong in the process and he died T__________T

The 2 new legs on the left are noticeably smaller and scrawnier than the ones on the right. Boo kaki tempang T.T

Conducted a bit of CSI.

Trying to determine estimated time of death by measuring core temperature wtf.

Anyhuu, no I did not throw his carcass into the dustbin or flush it down the loo wtf!

I kept it nicely in a jar and I plan to bury him at some beach the next time I go.

Bye bye dear Rascal. You were always my favorite baby T.T


On to the birthday.

Celebrated Yenli’s birthday on Saturday, 2 days in advance.

Upon request (she is quite a weird one afterall), we headed to the new Murni outlet at Sunway Mas for the celebratory dinner.

And there I was, fussing over what outfit to wear and which handbag to carry wth.

Birthday girl utilizing all 23 years of life-experience to figure out how to open the box.

Combining his 20+++ (not sure if he wants to keep his age confidential wtf) years of life-experience.


Awww <333

Shun was a bit perplexed and asked me what the theme was. Because she somehow mistook the ladybugs for umbrellas wtf!

No seriously, what the hell this is damn funny ok!

If those were umbrellas it would mean that the rain was falling from under the umbrellas wtf! Damn funny lor!

Or maybe the picture is in 3D and the rain is really falling behind the umbrellas, in the background la. Wtf.

But in her defense, it was raining that night.

The guys, telling the dude “I Love You”.

Kin Yan, looking very happy.

Shun, who sees umbrellas, and I.

Doing the raised eyebrow.

You all ditching my birthday to go karaoke? Damn terasa wei!

The karaoke-goers.

“Poison”: Literally the worse drink you could possibly order at Murni.

One big mouthful of Triple H.

Sharing is caring wtf get a room.

She did that to herself. We didn’t even have to dunk her head in cake.

Gobbling down a cupcake before leaving.

Pwetty ladybug.

After we had had enough of embarassing ourselves and annoying the other patrons at Murni with out booming high-pitched voices, we said our goodbyes and I headed over to Su-Ann’s place for a fruit juice party with the colleagues. Yes, very aunty.

Had gotten kedondong fruits plus 2 avocados to juice up with her brand new China-brand heavy duty blender.

Manatau my avocados were so unripe they had this horrible super strong bitter aftertaste, and the kedondongs were too fibrous (sorry guys, I forgot that the pasar malam people actually filter it first ha.ha.ha. don’t whack me) and salty.

Forced myself to drink half of my avocado juice, and threw the rest down the sink sobs. Damn sad ok, I normally *love* avocados.

Settled down on the couch to watch 500 Days of Summer, but in 10 seconds I was fast asleep. How unhappening.

We’ll just do breakfast the next time, wokay?

The fruits of our labor hohohum.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. rachel
    Mar 13, 2010 @ 11:13:31

    dear owner,

    you were right. i tried to molt again to regrow my 2 legs. manatau babi i din know we can only molt every 3-4 months so all my life energy was used up cox i molted one too often.

    as for the ditched shell, tat’s for u to investigate. it all happened too fast. i cannt recall wat happen myself. i suspect it was the monster cat..

    anyhow, i m happy now at the kingdom of hermit crab heaven so no worries.

    thank u for ur care. i have lived a wonderfull crabby life!



    • barbiesoo
      Mar 14, 2010 @ 20:29:17

      AHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA shit damn funny!

      I’m so glad that you’re safe and happy in heaven now darling T.T

      ps: it’s rascal not rachel ahahahah!


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