26 August 2018
This morning our human went for a hike in the nearby forest reserve.
Approaching the car park, there was an empty parking spot with a black kitten lurking nearby.
That black kitten was hungry.
It then dawned on our human that yesterday, Saturday, was the 'Hungry Ghost Festival'.
Excerpt from Wikipedia:
"The Ghost Festival, also known as the Hungry Ghost Festival, is a traditional
Buddhist and Taoist festival held in certain Asian countries. According to the Chinese calendar, the Ghost Festival is on the 15th night of the seventh month.
In Chinese culture, the fifteenth day of the seventh month in the lunar calendar is called Ghost Day and the seventh month in general is regarded as the Ghost Month, in which ghosts and spirits, including those of the deceased ancestors, come out from the lower realm.
On the fifteenth day the realms of Heaven and Hell and the realm of the living
are open and both Taoists and Buddhists would perform rituals to transmute
and absolve the sufferings of the deceased."
Well, that black kitten had a full belly and no, it did not lap up those beers!
19 August 2018
A few days ago, our human was tickled by Winnie.
Walking past the MeowRoom door, our human saw from the corner of the eye Winnie sticking her head out staring at our human.
Stealthily walking backwards, our human quickly grabbed the cellphone and started snapping Winnie's pictures.
It was not easy as the cellphone kept shaking from our human trying to keep a straight face not to laugh out loud lest the 'cat face walks out leaving its mutant teenage turtle shell behind'.
PS: Our human will start blogging about untold stories of Winnie's previous roommates as well as our human encounters of kitty friends.
12 August 2018
05 August 2018
Our human found a really old T-shirt.
Intrigued by the cartoon Teenage Ninja Turtle, our human's sister-in-law bought two sets of T-shirts and sweat pants at a night market for her 6-year-old daughter (our human's niece); the other set for our human. The label says '10-11 year old'. Well, both niece and aunt could fit in that set! That happened almost 30 years ago.
Niece has long outgrown her set. Our human still wears that comfortable faded purple cotton sweat pants but not the top and decided that Winnie should wear it.
Winnie would look like a turtle if she stuck her head out more.