Monday, April 24, 2006

My Worst Friday Ever

Last Friday was my worst ever! It started out hopeful since I was happy from celebrating the blog's first birthday but then crashed mid morning when the vet called me about the poor baby kitten. Since no one else was around, I had to sort out everything myself - extremely sad to dig up your own backyard to bury her. I didn't want the vet to handle that part since I wanted her to be beside the black kitten who was her faithful companion when she was alive.

I thought that ruined my day but what happened in the afternoon was worst! The afternoon was stressful as suddenly one of the cats i.e. the ginger one decided to spout white foam from her mouth. That freaked me out totally since we have no idea how the other kitten died and I was worried there's a virus epidemic or poision lurking around. Sent her straight to the vet who said she had to be kept for observation. She's now okay and we suspect she must have played with a dead lizard that was toxic.

Since I was out and about, I decided to go to Taman Megah to get their pet food. Bad mistake as when I was about to cross the road along Jalan 24/3, my handbag plus camera got snatched. After it happened I was in a bit of a daze - in fact before it happened, my mind was a bit disturbed already with the whole day's events hence I reckon I was not as alert as normal. Luckily my mother was around that time so she accompanied me to the police station to make a report while I was on the phone cancelling/blocking my credit cards and bank ATM cards. It's strange how things are - we met these young guys at the police station when I was waiting to see the investigating officer, their motorbike got stolen on Thursday night at almost the same spot. I suspect the thieves who stole his bike went on a snatch spree on Friday with it as it will be difficult to trace their whereabouts even if I saw the registration number. The next day when I spoke to the pet shop, it seems they don't really have snatch thieves around that area as the lady was very surprised it happened.

I'm not so upset about losing my money and cards but I lost my precious digital camera!!! That means (these are the little ironies in life after celebrating the blog's first birthday) possible disruption to the blog plus the camera has been very much a part of my life that losing it is like losing part of my arm! Aaaaargh! The frustrations of it all. Anyway, rant over as I ranted on Friday to Splashie Boy and friends at delicious in 1 Utama (thanks to Mau and Joan for listening!) I have told myself not to mull about it as mulling about these things just does not help.

I'll be super busy from now on: I need to get replacement mykad (another irony is I just got my new mykad on Tuesday!), driving license, credit cards plus ATM cards. We are also looking hard for a replacement digital camera - it looks like a choice now between the new Sony DSC H2 or the Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ7. Seems to be conflicting views about these two in the dpreview forums. I thought about moving down to a compact camera but I didn't like the feel of them since I am used to a bigger camera. Also thought of moving upwards to a DSLR with the basic Nikon D50 but decided that's too huge a jump for me since I am a beginner.

I'll still be posting for a few days since I have "old stock" in my pictures so do look out for continuing food posts tomorrow. For today, no food photos but I would love to hear your opinions about what digital camera I should get to replace the old digital camera - the ever faithful but ancient Sony DSC-505. We were veering towards the Lumix but such conflicting views about it on the forums got us worried as everyone seems to think the H2 is better. We plan to do a print out image comparison soon. Sadly I can't wait for the new H5 to come out which sounds much better than the H2.

21 comments:

Bron said...

Oh no Boo,
that's terrible news,
hope life starts to improve for you.
Hugs Bron

moz monster said...

Sorry to hear about all the misfortunes. Take it all in stride - hey - the only way now is only up.

Hope things will start getting better very soon.

firethorn said...

Hey, I can totally understand your feeling. My car got stolen two weeks ago just as I was about to go to work. What a rude shock! But I've learnt to overcome the sadness.

Anyway, those are just money losses. Important thing is, you are safe and sound =)

tekko said...

That's really a bad experience! Take care, and hope everything will be fine from now on.

Sue said...

Oh dear, Boo! I'm so sorry to hear that! Things can only go up from now :) And I'll look forward to seeing your gorgeous pictures with your funky new camera!

myCoffee said...

Sorry to hear about your mishaps...Hope things will get better now that the worst is over.

dDonkey said...

Hey,at least they didnt take more than your hangbag. :) But really feel for you. I know how I'll feel if my camera was taken away.

Take care ya.

Ariel said...

I'm so sorry to hear of what happened. To lose a cat is one of the most tragic things to happen to a cat lover. It's worse when you lost two in such quick succession. And I agree with you, losing a camera is like losing your right hand. Hope things look up for you soon, Boo. Splashie Boy is right, Baby Kitten is in a much better place now.

fooDcrazEE said...

oh poor you....sorry to hear about that but be thankful....bad things comes in 3 and u have gone thru the worst.....

SOny and Panasonic stills are not as good as Canon...still rahter go for Canon in terms of still images..pricey though.

Take care...

fooDcrazEE said...

btw, sue and eternity...where have u girls been ?

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Oh, I'm very sorry to hear about all your misadventures; that's surely not funny when you are already down because of another sad event!

I don't know why, but usually a problem doesn't come alone and we always tend to get problems by the load, when it starts to fall on us...

Hope you'll soon be in good spirits again.

whistler said...

oh.. that's bad, I'm sorry to hear that.. curse the snatch theft, he will get the punishment.

jesscet said...

oh no..what a day for u! so sorry to hear about your kitten.. and it must feel terrible too to lose your trusty camera. And all the hassle of replacing the documents..

anyway, hope you're feeling better now. we should catch up one of these days as it's been quite a while yeah? Take care!

Honey Star said...

Sorry Boo,

Like everyone said, its just material.. the important thing is that you are alrite. Things are replaceable, but you are not.

So sorry bout the kitty. Im a cat lover too. I can imagine how bad that feels like.

Take care and Im sure everything will get better...

boo_licious said...

Bron - *hugs back* Thxs so much. I hope life does get better.

moz monster - thxs for the encouraging words. Yeah, I figured that once you're down, the only way after that is up.

firethorn - oh no! You poor thing. That must have been super awful. Yeah, I'm lucky as I did not fall down since I was too dazed to fight back.

tulan - thxs so much.

sue & eternity - long time no see and yeah, I think I better get a camera soon as replacement one does not seem to give great pix quality.

boo_licious said...

mycoffee - thxs so much!

ddonkey - yeah, I know! At least they did not take my car keys plus my life like some snatch thieves. Losing my camera is extremely painful - suffering from camera withdrawal symptoms already!

foodcrazee - we weren't too impressed with Canon's powershot range or the higher ones also i.e the S range I think. They have a nice canggih LCD screen though but besides that camera has a slow response. Strange, u walk into a camera shop and they try to sell u the Ixus straight away.

rosa - u're rite abt problems by the load! Not sure why but suddenly you hit bad luck and that's it, it all comes up.

whistler - yeah I thought abt that, then thought no pt as the curse will probably backfire on me since my luck is so bad this time.

jess - thxs. Catch up? U organise as I think everyone is busy as usual.

honey star - thanks so much. Yeah, I just thank the lucky stars I am ok - my mother goes that snatch thief victim died in JB u know. Kitty is in heaven I believe or I like to believe - jumping around with her fractured leg.

babe_kl said...

i'm sorry to hear about your misfortunes but i'm glad u r not hurt during the snatch. sighhh...

i have to agree wid Boo_licious about Canon but I have no idea why so many ppl love it kekeke maybe bcos the salesmen r pushing it hard. i've tried the lumix... i lurve it! not sure about sony though. i wud hv gotten the lumix if i had not opted for a compact one.

boo_licious said...

babe - I am glad you agree with me. I thought it was only me who hated Canon as we tried to give it a chance. Now the Canon S2IS is also discontinued as the Canon S3IS is due to be out anytime next month. I'm veering towards the Lumix as it seems it's a good deal that I found. I compared some blogs that had Lumix versus Canon cameras, the Lumix wins hands down for sharper images.

rokh said...

boo, just read bout the bad incident. i hope you're better now. so how's the new camera?

Piggy said...

sorry to hear abt your losses... Take care!

boo_licious said...

rokh - yet to get a new one. Hopefully rectified by this weekend.

piggy - thxs so much!

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