Look Ma, I’m Gonna Be On TV! (soon)

When I was a kid, my mom believed I will appear on TV someday, and that might be a fulfilled prophecy soon – in a very unexpected way.

I answered @kim_rani1 ‘s invite to play an extra in a historical documentary with the We Are Reenactors (WAR) group.

So I spent Christmas with the group and the producer crew shooting some scenes in a few parts of a kampung.

Even though just a few scenes, it was tiring and they made a lot of preparation beforehand. I just waltzed in the night before with no training, just enthusiasm.

It was good fun, good laughs and short break from city life.

I thank the WAR boys and the producer crew for the experience and letting me be part of it even in a small way.

The 60 minute documentary is expected to be out sometime in (August?) 2022 on RTM. Again, I played an extra so don’t blink or you’ll miss me out.

RIP Hyper Kura

Anyone that has buried their own pet know it’s not just a pet; it’s like burying family.

One of my red ear sliders passed away in the wee hours of the morning, though I felt it was going to happen.

She wasn’t eating in the last 3 days, which was very unusual. And when out of the tank, she kept going to dark corners to rest, something an animal typically does as if searching for a final resting place.

No visible injury. I wasn’t sure if sending to the vet would’ve solved anything. It seemed inevitable.

She was one the first 2 red ear sliders I have, way back in 2005.Yep, she was there when I stayed up late nights figuring out the whole Internet business thing, and pretty much a silent witness to my ups and downs.

She’s also a favorite of house guests, and she’s called “Hyper” because she’s a light sleeper and easily excited by presence of people.

I counted she’s been to 9 homes, and lived in grottos and small ponds, so for a home turtle she lived a rather ‘rich’ life.

A bummer she’s gone too soon, considering that a red ear slider’s life span is 35-40 years.

But what’s happened, happened.R.I.P. Hyper Kura (May 2005 – 30th November 2021)