Sunday, February 1, 2009

Of this, that and Caterpillars

Selamat Hari Wilayah! Since I’m not working in KL, tomorrow I’ll be working. Dear Hubby will have one off day and hopefully he’ll manage to get thru the crowd in one Selangor bank to collect his new checkbook. And I leave the task of getting back the deposit we paid to Hanis’s previous kindergarten tomorrow to him.

And it’s not RM13XX as mentioned earlier in my posting. It’s RM1449!

You bet, we’ll be asking for all the school materials etc etc if they refused to give back at least half of the money.

Last night Dear Hubby and I watched Red Cliff 2 at Sunway Pyramid. We didn’t bring the girls along since we thought they’ve already had their dose of films for now – The Bedtime Stories, Inkheart, and those during the school holidays - Casino Royale, Madagascar 2, Cicakman 2 and some which I can’t recall.

To me, the film was good. It was much better than the first Red Cliff. John Woo did an excellent job with this one. Although we sat at the front row - and had to mendongak all the while - I managed to read the subtitles and watched the whole screen as well. Overall, it was an entertaining film.

How I wish the Gaza people could win the war like the Red Cliff folks did....

Anyway, just look who came back to town! These green things!

They were here a few months ago and now they’re back... Can you imagine these are found in the same plant? My Pokok Susun Kelapa.

What I wonder about them is – do these things fly? My girls, maids and I wondered about this since they appeared out of nowhere. For instance, we took out a whole bunch of them in the morning, but by evening, some more appeared!

Menggelikan, but these wiggly things look kinda cute, don’t you think so?

26 comments:

mamasita said...

DDI??
They're very juicy and delicious looking..try frying them with some chilli paste??hehehe

Lepastu...???????

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Mamasita,
Aiyoo... nanti lendir hijau tu pecah dalam mulut.... eeeeeewwwww!!!

jabishah said...

Kak Ja,

That's way frm cute.... eeeiiii! You know you cld have your own experiement with the slimy thingy. Cuba bela dlm balang ke & find out what it will turn to. Small science project for the kids...

Salt N Turmeric said...

Ewwww! Gelilah Kak Ja and Mamasita bercerita pasal masak ulat2 tu. Jauhkan mereka dari Farina. Tak sanggup! lol.

AuntieYan @ Makcik Blogger said...

Salam Ibu....

Laaaaa...ulat apa le gamaknya tu...eeeeeeeee..geliiiinyaaaaa!!!!

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Dear Ja,
Betul tu, I should've done the experiment. I'm sure my girls would love to do that and see the transformation...

Kena tunggu until their next visit lah nampaknya.

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Farina,
Imagine them 'meletup' dalam mulut... eeeww....

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

AuntieYan,
Lepas ni boleh buat experiment mcm Ja cakap tu... Then only we'll now... hehehe...

maszuzu said...

eiuuwww.....geliiii!!!

Uncle Lee said...

Hello Ibu, Eeeee, saya geli la these caterpillars, ha ha. And worms too.
Funny but I love fooling around with snakes and leeches young days, frighten girls with them, but takut these caterpillars, ha ha.

Reading about your hubby involving in a crowd to collect new check book....here, when almost habis, I just phone in, they ask for my identity to confirm...and itu la dia.
They send by post. Not even registered, 5 books.

Oh ya, re driving lesen, sama juga. Every year, we get get a reminder two months before our birthday to come renew our driving lesen. And very fast too. There's a Vehicle lisence office everywhere, hardly any q's...
Here everyone renews their driving lesen just before their birthdays.$75.00 a year.
And if ada any unpaid parking or traffic offence, habis cannot renew till fully paid the fines.

Ibu suka tengok movies? My last movie was 'Letters from Iwo Jima'. Saya suka tengok Ken Watanbe.

You have a pleasant day and keep well Ibu. Best regards, Lee.

wanshana said...

Ja,

Eeeewwww! Meremang bulu roma...

But, they DO look very juicy! Sedap kot kalau goreng garam kunyit, or masak lemak cili padi?! Hehehe!

You said now you have to wait for the next time when they come avisiting again? What happened to the ones in the pics, Ja?

Waterlily said...

Eeuuuww...the greenies look soo..well fed! Gebuuss... meremang bulu roma I tengok sampai nak terkencing!

Anyway..I watched Red Cliff part 1 and I think it was a great movie. I watched with my nephews who walked out halfway into the movie. Bebudak sekarang tak suka tengok citer macam ni..but surprisingly my son stayed on and he enjoyed the movie as much as I did. So part II dah ada kat pawagam ye? Looks like I will miss this one then, and have to wait for the DVDs..

tireless mom said...

Dear DDI

I had one or two of the caterpillar at my plants. Tapi not as many as at your home. Must be the fertiliser and the people at home which attracted them so very much. Baik baik, ada pulak yg jumpa bawah katil nanti.

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Intan dear,
Nak sekor??

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Dear U.Lee,
You're right, we should've phoned in or requested via internet, but we were at the bank recently with that old checkbook. So we filled up the form and gave it to the clerk.

Thus the hassle with the crowd when it was time to collect... Own fault maa:(

Yeah we like to go to the movies. Letters from Iwo Jima? That was like 2 years ago, kan?

You too U.Lee - have a nice day :)

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Shana dear,
Aiyoo... garam kunyit... takut meletup kat kuali pulak..hehe..

The ones in the pic - well my maid must have thrown them away. I didn't wait to see what happened to them.

I think next time, I'll take Jabishah's advise. Experiment time for the kids.

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Dear Waterlily,
Gebus-gebus gitu... You could somehow see the muscles inside whenever they moved...eeee...

Since you've seen the first part, you'll be satisfied with the second one. Kena tunggu DVD lah pulak...

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Dear Tireless Mom,
Pandai nyakat ye...hehe..

I guess different caterpillars are attracted to different plants. I posted an entry last year on the mango tree catterpillars... lagi geli geleman tengok!

Ishh.. why suddenly rasa gatal pulak ni...

Queen Of The House said...

Cute? Eeeeiiiii geli geleman!!! Make sure none of your kids get near them, satlagi habis tergaru-garu kot. I once had an ulat bulu crawling on my jeans at the Juru R&R, and that was enough to make me scratch for weeks. Imagine kalau ulut bulu tu actually melata atas my skin.

Hope your hubby was successful in getting the refund. For that much of money, you can take all your kids tengok wayang countless times!

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Ibu, just dropped by say hello. Have a pleasant weekend, Lee.

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Aunty Ja,

How you? Sorry lama ta jenguk...Busy lar...

Pokok susun kelapa? *Garu kepala*

Apa pokok tu? As for the worms, I thought they were green peas at first *Ewww*!

Habis la your pokok!

Take care anyway, and hope you enjoyed your Hari Wilayah...

yus said...

dear Ja,
ulat mcm tu sebijik ada kat pokok daun karapoley kat rumah I at one time.Memang cute...I tengok muka depa, especially kat mata, mcm lukisan budak2, siap dgn outline color kuning. Mcm mata powerpuff girls. Hahhaha. Ciptaan Allah, memang menakjubkan, kan?
Tapi I takla pengasih dan penyayang sgt dgn depa tu, walaupun muka cute2 gitu. I tenyeh ke atas jalan.Dah aruah habeh lah...

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Dear QOTH,
My kids? They were the ones who got so excited with the caterpillars. Yang Haifa tu kaluaboleh nak pegang lagi... isshh geli!

Reg the refund - hubby dah pi jumpa and told them - just give whatever amount you want to give. Just consider that we've been with you for 9 years, whatever amt you give, we take - so the pricipal called me the other day saying that she'll try her best. Macamla ada banyak branches...

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Hi U.Lee,
You too. Take care :)

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Hi Daphne,
Yeah.. it's been a while. I know you're bzbz with you study and work.

Pokok susun kelapa is a nice pokok with white flowers. I have the pic in the flower slides in my blog.

Luckily my maid found them after noticing some big droppings... Eeeeww!

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Dear Yus,
Exactly -- sebijik macam Powerpuff Girls tu..hahahaha...

Lepas ni kalau ada lagi, I hope to make some experiments la with them.

Let the girls feed and take care of the Powerpuff Girls tu...