Friday, May 19, 2006

Taiping Zoo (10) : Ostrich

Who is the Star of the Day for today? Presenting Miss Ostrich... What's so special about ostrich? Well, well.. besides long neck & long leg, they are the one of the biggest bird & flightless bird.. So sad huh? They are bird, and yet they cannot fly. But God is fair, since they cannot fly, they have the ability to speed... imaging the big bird running at the speed of about 65 km/hr or 40 miles/hr (I'm really amazed !! Don't you? )

There is this famous saying that the ostrich will hide its head in the sand at the first sign of danger... True or not? I have no idea :D

The unsightly ostrich from afar... Everytime I talk about ostrich, I can't resist thinking about their huge gigantic egg. Imagine an egg that weighs more than 1 kg :)

I like to take upclose shots of animals from different angles. Mmmm... look at the big round eyes...

Innocent looking big round eyes... Cute or not? Comel leh... 很可爱, 对不对? (This is the Malaysian spirit, using the "3 in 1" language)

All animals with big round eyes are cute, right? ;) (Imagine Puss In Boot in Shrek 2 - the cute cat with pathetic looking big round eyes)

Yeah, yeah.. I have eaten ostrich meat before - the Ostrich Sate from Haji Samuri Sate Kajang & another time from the stirred fry ostrich meat from the famous Top Spot Foodcourt at Taman Kereta in Kuching :)

24 comments:

boo_licious said...

Well, Miss Ostrich looks cute. Now I shudder thinking I ate ostrich meat before.

L B said...

So that means it's perfectly normal to ask for an Ostrich Pie then!! Great!! Or even an Ostrich omelette!! YUM YUM yeah?

may said...

"my, what big eyes you have!"
the close-up shots are really good. hmmm... almost reminds me of the road runner, but not quite...

a^ben said...

Wah wah~ take so near.. later the ostrich peck you how??? how??? :P

sumbat the head in the ground when got danger?? chen, why you din spook the ostrich.. then you can prove that saying right or wrong marh :) wakakkakakakka

IML said...

Hhmmm....I wonder how big a plate would an ostrich omelette be.

Kristopher said...

try Ostrich Berger...but i don't like the meat...

They say Ostrich's egg very "chow cho" and hard to eat....if u watch Amazing race, there are one stage where one of them need to eat the Ostrich's Omelette, you should their face...suffering... :)

Selba said...

Look... how beautiful miss Ostrich is, especially the close up pic exactly from the front of her face... Gosh.... her eyes....

btw, is it a she or a he, huh? kekeke...

Alicia said...

cute cute.. xD

carcar said...

ostrich eyes are bigger than their brain!

Robin said...

hmmm.. wonder if they will be eaten or their meat fed to the tiger when they die..

_butt said...

Ostrich so kiut!! Hehe..

How abt ostrich egg?

Winn said...

is this a food post??

L B said...

LOLOL..... carcar, winn...

YD said...

aha! even before finish reading the post, i know something like the last paragraph would come up... chen chen... :-)

很可爱!

slurp! said...

chen,
naughty naughty, where did u hide their eggs? kekeke ...

phangan said...

yup, their brains are supposed to be smaller than their eyes... which can clearly be seen in the close up... with the eyes taking so much space in the small skull... not much space left for the brains :P

Cynthia said...

they remind me of Fear Factor (reality tv shows) inwhich the super models had to eat ostrich RAW!! =)

Sam I Am said...

I had a AWESOME time ,Thank you for sharing that.OOOOHHHHthe food was great too!!!

fooDcrazEE said...

wonder how big an omelette from the egg will be ? Need to use a 24 inch pan for a real fluffy oml....delish!

Chen said...

boolicious,
will u abstain from eating ostrich meat in the future? ;)

lb,
Hahha, I knew it :D Albie will always associate everything with pie :D Hahha, Ostrich omelette? My goodness... u need a very huge frying pan if u want to cook the whole ostrich egg into one single omelette ;)

may,
Thanks :) Ostrich have sexy beautiful big round eyes :) I love the eyes... that's why I took so many close-up shots of the ostrich :)

Road Runner? I almost forget this cartoon show..
"beep beep" :P

ben,
aiyoh.. why u like to think about bad things? Think positively lah.. hahhaha :D I made this ostrich famous woh.. so many people now looking at her picture.. She will definitely thank me instead of pecking me :P So, no worry.. hahaha...

I won't do such evil thing lah.. I have "good heart" :) That task I leave for u to complete :P

Chen said...

IMLS,
very very very huge plate :D Since the egg is already so gigantic ;) Can feed the whole village, hahhaa..

kristopher,
ostrich burger? Mmmm...

Yeah, I remember the Amazing Race whereby there is a roadblock (one of the contestant in each group have to finish one fried ostrich egg). I still remember how gigantic is the bowl. Kesian the contestant.. eat until wanting to vomit :P

Selba,
Hehehe, I presume that is a she cos of the nice big sexy round eyes and the nice long eye lashes :P

alicia,
comel comel :D

Chen said...

carcar,
really ah? So cham geh.. :(

robin,
Dunno ah.. Only the zoo keeper will know what happened to the deceased ostrich..

butt,
I prefer just to look at the gigantic egg rather than consuming the egg.. :P

winn,
aiyoyo... this is a cute animal post leh.. food is just a side topic :P

Chen said...

lb,
hahaha, I wonder whether is there a pie called "LB pie" ? :P

yd,
hahha, u r very clever ;) Even if I don't mention food, others will still relate the ostrich with food, hahaha.. so I better mention it first ;)

slurp,
where I hide their eggs ah? I'm also looking high & low... trying to recall.. but can't ;) I guess the mummy ostrich takes the eggs back already :D

phangan,
who knows.. might be their brain is reversed triangular in shape? hahahha...

Chen said...

cynthia,
eating ostrich raw? that was ...eee..

but at least eating raw ostrich is better than eating the alive cockroach (which is double triple yucks xx( - this one is just too gross )

sam I am,
glad u like the picture & the post :)

foodcrazee,
I guess so :D Since the egg is so gigantic ;)