Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Year of the Rat

Past week was sheer madness. There were just so many things to get done…the ‘TO DO’ list somehow got longer with new items added just as I ticked off the numbers one by one. And Momma Mouse decided to spring a surprise on me.....a not too pleasant one, I must say. Last Friday, I saw this outside my gate. Grosssssss..........

*taken using a borrowed phone....picture quality not good*

And Saturday morning, I found this next to my car. It was alive and rolling on the grass and it squeaked too when I used a piece of paper and grabbed it up. The 2 little mousies must have dropped out from the car. Eeeeekkkksssss!!

OMG, Momsie Rat chose to nest in my car and for the past few days, I was at my wits end trying to find the nest. My car stank to high heaven…I suspected there must be a few more dead and rotting somewhere. Ewwwwww…….

Sent the car to the normal car-wash for them to jet-spray them mousies out but nopes…tak jalan langsung…the stench got worse by the day. Tak boleh tahan liao…I drove the car straight to the workshop at the dealership and begged them to get the carcass out. After 2 days there, they finally found half of a rotten baby mouse stuck in the fender. And despite the vacuuming and washing, the horrible decaying smell is still there. I just got from the kind satay lady 3 pieces of charcoal to put inside the car to absorb the foul smell.

A Momma Rat nesting in my car! The mechanics laughed……"Go buy numbers!" they said. My clients laughed…."Can lidat one ar?" they asked. My friends laughed......"Never seen before wor?" they chorussed. I also laughed.......



posted by nyonyapenang at 1:32 AM, |


  At 2:59 AM Anonymous Dawn said:
Hi Nyonya,

My house too being terrorized by the mousies - in the drawers, cabinets and under the sink, eating up whatever they can find and leaving bis messes. So far hubby caught 5 of them using the snapping traps. All 5 had an instant death. I told him "since this year is the year of the Rat, maybe these mousies are bringing us luck, so don't kill them." He gave me this are-you-crazy look and rolled his eye-balls. Sigh, no matter what, I guess these mousies are still pests to all households.

So, did you buy empat ekor, anot?? $3 tai, $3 sai!!

Kung Hei Fatt Choy to you and family.
  At 8:50 AM Blogger J.T. said:
Hello Nyonya

ewww.... is all I can say. I thought my war with the pesky roaches were bad a few weeks back (not too bad now that I have placed roach poison all over the place - I don't see much droppings left behind like before), I would have gone crazy with rat problem.

Well, if that man told you to buy numbers, try your luck. You will never know. ;)

Happy Chinese New Year to you and your family. Hope you have a wonderful reunion.
  At 8:52 AM Blogger ilene said:
Wonder what this means?! Very timely for the rat to arrive at your door (no car) step! hahahaha!

Keong Hee Huat Chye to you too Nyonya.
  At 10:51 AM Anonymous Sue said:
eWWW ALSO.. Anyway, Keong hee...keong hee..fatt chai to you and your family....cheers..
  At 1:14 PM Blogger Chev said:
Walao, the rats decided to visit u earlier prior to the Mousey CNY :)

Happy CNY and hopefully the rats won't visit your house or your car again :P
  At 5:14 PM Blogger alison said:
wah! either very bad luck, or very ong! choose very ong lor! hahaha! got buy ekor or not?

gong xi fat chai to nyonya and family!
  At 6:08 PM Blogger famil said:
aiyoh, what a waste.. deep fried la.. recipe on my website :p

happy new year!
  At 6:42 PM Blogger savante said:
THat is such an auspicious sign for the New Year! Gong Xi! DO I get ang pow over at your place?
  At 11:31 PM Blogger Kenny Ng said:
Keong Hee Huat Chai K Mah...
  At 12:48 AM Blogger zewt said:
what a rat-ful welcome for the year eh? :)
  At 8:26 AM Anonymous Kopi Soh said:
Your car must be veri nice otheriwse mama rat won't choose as maternity ward.
  At 2:27 PM Blogger ikanbilis said:
i dunno what the rats will do this year but happy lunar new year =)
  At 2:43 PM Blogger Kak Teh said:
nyonya, all the way from gloomy london, have a wonderful and prosperous new year!
  At 8:16 PM Blogger may said:
I think hor, you should take it as good omen, even though it stinks... mousey personally come greet you wor... LOL!

Gung Hei Fatt Choy to you and your family, nyonya!
HAHAHAAA! feel so bad to laugh! very ONG lah. see, even the Rat come and wish you Keong Hee Huat Chai! another blogger also had some rat caught somewhere in her car. wah, all the rats upgrade liao don't want sewers. ;P

Keong Hee Huat Chai NyonyaPenang!
you strike first prize must announce here hor. then we all go rear some rats in car also. hahahah
Hi Dawn,

Oh dear, looks like you need help from those pest control companies. are so funny...summore told your hubby not to kill them. Over here, it was the other way around. My son was telling me that so kesian lar...the mousie still alive mar...just throw it into the drain. Apa macam lidat? The mousie will grow into adult and multiply lor.

Referred to my friend for the number to buy...she told me 085. Gua add 2 infront...2 mousies mar. It came up 8085 in the consolation prize wor. sheessshhh.

Thank you for the CNY wishes. Kung Hei Fatt Choy to you and family too. :)
Hi J.T.,

Got some 'orang kampong' neighbours here...they always throw out leftover food to feed the stray cats and crows and of course, the mousies will join in the party too. :(

Aiyahh...missed by a digit on the number ekor. :P

And thanks for the kind wishes. Gong Xi Gong Xi.
Hi Ilene,

Quite jialat have them nest in my car. Didn't expect to see 2 live ones. eeekkkssss....

Hi Sue,


Keong Hee Huat Chye to you and family. :)
Hi Chev,

First time kena lidat lar. hahahaha....
According to the mechanics, they have seen quite a few cars with their wires chewed off by the mousies but never seen a nest.

You have a a most joyous CNY.
Hi Alison,

Empat nombor ekor...missed by a little bit at the consolation prize. Nevermind....bigger prize coming up. hehehehe....

Thanks for the wishes.
Hi Famil,

I was telling my son that the little mousies reminded me of my childhood friends...those days long, long neighbours enticed their kids to eat newborn mice wrapped in preserved Chinese mustard leaves. yucksssss....

Your recipe is the Thai-style BBQ ar? hahahhaa....Next time I keep the mousies for you. :)
Hi Savante,

Ya lar...very auspicious indeed. I kena nombor...I give you big angpow. :)
Hi Kenny,

Hi Zewt,

momma rat and baby rats...they chose CNY (and the Rat Year summore) to come and visit. hahahha...

Kung Hei Fatt Choy to you and family.
Hi Kopisoh,

I just tak faham lar....momma rat chose to deliver in the hot.....sure roasted one.
Hi Ikanbilis,


Here's wishing you a great time with your friends this CNY. :)
Hi Kak Teh,

Thank you soooo much. I appreciate it lots that you took time to pop by here.
Hi May,

Ya lar....momma mouse and kids came to welcome the Year of the Rat.

Thank you for the kind wishes. Kung Hei Fatt Tai Choy to you too. :)
Hi Mistipurple,

Had so many cars before BUT this one first time got tikus come and nest. Just cannot understand...anyway...see it as good lar....Year of the Golden Rat.

No ploblem...gua strike nombor...gua terus announce here. :)

Keong Hee Huat Chye to you.
  At 1:33 AM Blogger Will said:
ewww... lucky managed to get rid of it...

kiong hee huat chai, khai ma
Here's wishing you & your loved ones a Happy & Prosperous Lunar New Year! Gung xi fa cai!!

Hahaha! I have a rat nest in my garden too! Luckily for me, the neighbour's cat came over and caught 3 mice.
Happy Chinese New Year nyonya and family! :D May this year be healthier, wealthier and happier! :D

It's the year of the rats mar. Maybe it's a good indication for the year to come eh?
omg. how horrid. haha.
go put pandan leaves as well.
  At 8:49 PM Blogger Pi Bani said:
Any chances of finding a monkey in your car in the year of the monkey?;)

Wishing you a happy and prosperous year ahead, Nyonya Penang!
  At 12:18 AM Anonymous zeroimpact said:
Happy Chinese New Year to you and your family!!!
So got kena or not?
  At 9:14 AM Blogger H.C. Tan said:
keong ah!
  At 2:13 PM Blogger Hazel said:
gong xi fa cai yo u n ur family..
Sounds and looks very auspicious to me. Happy New Year!
  At 11:20 PM Anonymous cibol said:
wat a way to welcome the year of the rat hoh .. :) happy chinese new year to you and ur family. got here through bengbeng ..

cheers to the new year!
I have never heard of that before either. What luck. :)
So, did you buy your 4D ?
Wish you luck and Gong Xi Fa Chai.
  At 3:58 PM Blogger angeles said:
wah... pengsan woh liddat... but hopefully they brought Ong to u!

btw, i hv nvr heard b4 ppl wishing "keong .. keong.." geh... so i find it a bit weird... or maybe i not hokkien so no understand... heeee...

OMG! Rats breeding in your car!? argh... the stench must be real bad and it is hard to get rid of.

What is your car number plate? I want to buy 4D! hehehe...

Gong Xi Fa Cai!! Xin Nian Kuai Le!!

May you have great wealth, good health and abundant joy in the Rat year!!
  At 5:56 AM Blogger just me said:
Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours!
Hi Will,

Keong Hee Huat Chye to you too. May this year brings you good health and plenty of wealth. :)
Hi Cocka Doodle,

Thanks so much for the kind wishes. I wish and family good health and abundant prosperity.

My neighbour mia kucing all very well-fed...too lazy to catch mice.
Hi Eehin,

Kamsiah...Kamsiah. :)

May this year brings you every success in all your undertakings and may you be blessed with good health too.
Hi Daniel Henry,

Ya, I have been told to put in lots of pandan leaves...under the seats and in the boot and I put charcoal to absorb the smell and I just bought an air-freshener but the air freshener somehow gives me headache.

Happy New Year to you!
Hi Pi Bani,

Amboi....I almost cannot recognise you....your new avatar.....soooo glamer lar. Nice...very lawa..:)

Year of the Monkey?....I think I'll stay away from the Penang Botanical Gardens. hahhahah...

Thanks so much for your wishes and may we prosper togeder-geder. ^O^
Hi Zeroimpact,

Thanks so much for your kind wishes...

Itu nombor...aiyahh...missed one digit wor. Nevermind...prosperity comes in many ways.

Here's wishing you loads of prosperity and abundant wealth and good health, always. :)
Hi H.C. Tan,

Hi Hazel,

Gong Xi....Gong Xi Fa Tah Cai to you and family too.
Hi Giddy Tiger, has to be auspicious....that was what the mechanic said too. Never has he come across a tikus nest in the car fender. :)

Keong Hee Huat Chye to you and family.
Hi Cibol,

Welcome! Come...come....let's eat some kuaci, kuih kapit and kum.

Ya lar...those mousies decided to come pai-nee my place. :)

Happy New Year to you and family and please feel free to pop over again anytime. :)
Hi Aiyah Nonya,

I don't really know how to buy numbers the other day I told a relative to help me place some small bets. Missed by a digit wor?

Kung Hei Fatt Choy to you and family.
Hi Angeles,

Betul-betul pengsanssss busuk like uncooked kiamhoo lidat. ewwwwwww.......

Atcherly I also dunno how to explain the 'Keong...Keong' thingy. In Penang hor...the style is to clasp the hands together and wish them 'Keong...Keong'

Hi Eastcoastlife,

Teruk lor...smelled so horrid uncooked kiamhoo.

The number is 2399 (yee sang kaw kaw). Wish you loads of 'wang choy' and also good health and abundance throughout.
Hi Just Me,

Long time no see and long time no hear...Nice to have you pop by again.

Paiseh...paiseh....this post was pre-CNY and now already Valentine's Day...gua pun belum update.

Happy and Sweetest Valentine's Day to you.
  At 2:07 PM Blogger Sasha said:
wah manyak ong! My house also got mickey problem. They kept making next under my washing machine!