Helped my dad to clean and tidy the house this morning. It is Chinese New Year tomorrow. I think it is a tradition to clean the house, wear new clothes to welcome the new year. While we were tidying and storing stuff into what used to be a dog hut, my dad found a rat hiding in a paper box which is carrying a fire extinguisher. Dad then used a large plastic bag, wrapped the whole box in it, waited for the rat to emerge from the box and then killed it using a wooden stick. Actually not quite, my dad has to also step on it once to finally finish it off. I feel bad, although I did suggest my dad to let the rat go. In fact I’m the one to pass my dad the wooden stick when I was asked to find one! Guess my dad still has too much authority over me.I remember saying to myself that “Ratatouille” is one of the best animation movies around after watching it on my flight back to Malaysia. And I think Disney movies are great, which I haven’t really appreciated until now, as they have the magical power to make people, especially kids, love and appreciate animals, due to the animations that make animals look so cute and adorable. However here I am ended up helping my dad killed one of these little animals. Shame on me.To make matter worse, I found out later on in the afternoon that it’s the year of Rat this coming year. What a bizarre experience, to have killed a rat on the eve of year of Rat. Damn, I really don’t like what that has just happened today!
I was flicking TV channels out of boredom today and happened to see 13 going on 30 on tv. As a natural course of events, I just watched the movie. It wasn’t hugely interesting but it got me wonder what I was doing when I was 13 now that I will be turning 30 in a few years’ time.I only remember being a normal high school first year student and nothing exciting happened to me throughout. Having said that, many years have passed and still nothing exciting happened to me. I think that movies tend to glamourise many ordinary events in life. In real life, only those born with a silver spoon will be able to live the luxurious lifestyle portrayed in the movies. It keeps the rest of us, ordinary people, wonder and hope. But the truth is, it just won’t happen, harsh but true. So, it was all for the purpose of entertainment. When the curtain draws, we are back in reality, having to face realistic issues like money, work, relationships…etc.