Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Roach-phobia


I hate cockroaches. Each time I see one, I squash it under my foot, if possible. But then nowadays, I don’t really crush under my foot every roach that crosses my path. Nowadays, I can’t really be bothered to flatten all roaches zealously. Age is catching up with me. I’m kinda tired of all this roach-flattening “business”, if you can call it one. Even though there’s no money to be made from it. None whatsoever.

Many years ago, I had a close encounter with a flying roach. I was out wandering about downstairs at around midnight at my old home at Marine Parade. For some reason(s) which I can’t recall, I was carrying a pair of scissors. As I climbed up a flight of stairs to enter the lift, a roach flew towards my face. I gave it a death-blow using the pair of scissors. I surprised myself by my high degree of accuracy as the pair of scissors hit the roach, smack on. I whacked it down onto the floor and crushed it flat under my foot.

Talking about roaches that fly onto people’s face, I had a friend from NS, Daryl Gee, his name was, who had a terrifying experience of a roach landing on his forehead. To top it off, he whacked the roach flat and the roach’s “juice” flowed down his face. Gross right? I bet anyone who has had such a “horrific” experience would probably be stricken with paranoia-like roach-phobia for the rest of his life.

14 Comments:

Blogger Joshua said...

i see tat u hate cockroaches. so do u like cats? =)

Tuesday, July 15, 2008 at 5:09:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger seefei said...

i am the professional croach killer in the house as my wife hates them....

Tuesday, July 15, 2008 at 5:21:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Mockingbird said...

To Joshua: I like cats but not enuff to hug and caress them like my wife does. My wife is obsessed with cats.

To Seefei: Give me a five pal :)

Tuesday, July 15, 2008 at 5:44:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Happysurfer said...

I've had a flying roach episode too and flying roaches give me the creeps now. Arghhhhh!!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at 12:23:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Las montañas said...

I once had a roach (the flying type) scutter down my face at night. Oh I could still recall the horrid sharp claws on its legs.. and the smell.. its puke inducing!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at 9:58:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Mockingbird said...

To Happysurfer: The only good roach is dead roach. Especially if they fly.

To Las Montanas: That must have been a really horrifying experience for you. i had a similar one where a cricket tried to pry open my mouth to enter it! :p

Thursday, July 17, 2008 at 10:13:00 AM GMT+8  
Blogger Mansor said...

"The only good roach is dead roach."
You take this from Starship trooper right?

One guy at Buenos aeres say "The only good bug is a dead bug"

Thursday, July 17, 2008 at 8:59:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Mockingbird said...

To Mansor: You're absolutely correct! :D I love that show. Its visual effects are simply awesome and stunning :) Very violent and gory though :p

Friday, July 18, 2008 at 11:03:00 AM GMT+8  
Blogger Mansor said...

"Very violent and gory though "
The part where those college student were tearing those bug limb to limb at the school lab.

Yes really violent but the CGI look realistic better than Ultra violet movie.

Sunday, July 20, 2008 at 11:32:00 AM GMT+8  
Blogger Mockingbird said...

haven't watched Ultra Violet yet, read that it's a sucky movie :p

Monday, July 21, 2008 at 9:14:00 AM GMT+8  
Blogger Mansor said...

Yea a very sucky movie. The CGI looks like first generation 3D cartoon to me.

Monday, July 21, 2008 at 9:20:00 AM GMT+8  
Blogger Mockingbird said...

Guess i'll pass watching Ultraviolet then :p

Monday, July 21, 2008 at 2:45:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Singapore.Boy said...

I hate roaches too. But I am kind of apprehensive about killing them as they normally have quite a bit of roach juice running in their veins. Thus the tension. Anyways, they usually disappear into the dark fast enough so just leave them alone loh.

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Thursday, July 24, 2008 at 3:42:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Mockingbird said...

To Singapore.boy: The problem with letting roaches off without killing them is they might come back to "haunt" you at a later time. It's ironic right? When we kill a human being, he may come back to haunt us as a ghost. But our failure to kill a roach means the roach might come back to "haunt" us at a later time :p

Friday, July 25, 2008 at 9:36:00 AM GMT+8  

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