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.