Sunday, November 19, 2006

Tortoise Talk

3 weeks ago, on one fine Sunday evening... after gasak the mouth watering Penang Assam Laksa in Air Itam Market, I spent my evening together with the 龟仔龟女 in the Tortoise Pond near the Kek Lok Si Temple.

There are few hundreds tortoises in the pond... I spent almost an hour looking at the teenage mutant ninja turtles groovy little animals of various sizes with wizened face, stumpy legs and shorty tails.

The outstanding tortoise cos of the shell "colour". Lain daripada yang lain.

Tortoise munching the fibrous leafy kangkung..

Wah... Look at the claws. I dunno tortoise has claws too !!!

Tortoise stretching his front legs after his afternoon nap...

Old tortoise (from the Great great Grandpa category). Smooth shells and "thick skinned" tortoise with stumpy legs. Take note of the thick layer of skin on the neck. The concentric rings on the shell is hardly visible.

Another old Grandpa tortoise with shinny smooth shell.

This one looks like turtle :P

Err.... Watch Out Mr Tortoise /龟先生.. U put yourself in a dangerous position.. Guess what happened the next minute?

The poor tortoise lost balance and PK (pok kai) - I meant fell down lah... Luckily he didn't crack his shell...

四脚朝天... The poor tortoise struggling and trying hard to get up but couldn't... So kesian :(

39 comments:

carcar said...

so sam pat!!

angel said...

or kui post... hmmm...

angel said...

sunday nite... siennnn :((((

a^ben said...

aiyerh~! so many o kui` tsk tsk must be smelly till die` :X

may said...

so many kura-kura!! I used to have one as a pet, but I think it got too big for its bowl, and we let it go at some pond together with my brothers' kura-kura also. hmmm... don't think we would've bonded either, lol! dogs are much better pets!

Chen said...

carcar,
tokking about the tortoise?
kekekkkee

angel,
the first impression i get from the word "kui" is ghost... LOL
i know u r talking about tortoise.. kkekekke
but just couldn't help it ;)

Sunday night is alright lah...
just tat Monday morning is sienn :P

ben,
not smelly leh..
tarak bau pun :)
If smelly I will cabut fast-fast liao and I won't stay for so long liao...

may,
I have one tortoise as pet too in the past during my primary school days and we kept it in the backyard. One day, the tortoise just disappeared and the cage is still intact.. Dunno how the tortoise disappeared.. Someone curi it or ??

Yeah yeah..
Dogs are definitely much better :D

zeroimpact said...

This brought back so many memories...

Anonymous said...

Wow. So many tortoises. Some more got story. Wah, Dr Chen so bad. Uu guai PK she some more take photos.

Hehe.

*run fast fast*

King's wife said...

alamak! fell over. Kesian, but so cute also. Terkangkang liddat!

Chen said...

zeroimpact,
Hoh? bring back so many memories ah?
wah....
wat memories ah?
can share-share a bit? :D

day dreamer,
kakaka... how frequent u see tortoise PK and falling down till 四脚朝天 lidat woh?
of coz must take photo lah...
must grab the opportunity ;)
nyek nyek :D

KW,
I almost want to leave liao and then suddenly I saw the tortoise... thommmm and fell down...
must not let go the opportunity to take photo..
kekkeke...
I know it's kesian, but just couldn't help it :)
now I have a huge collection of tortoise photo ;)

mistipurple said...

kor lian palengtau (tumble) liddat. liu got go rescue bor after taking fotos? :P but i think the keepers there will upright the tortoise lah.

Chen said...

misti,
I cannot enter the pond leh..
Only the keepers there have access to the pond ;)
I went to visit the Kek Lok Si Temple for few minutes...
I passed by the Tortoise pond on my way back.. and the keeper had already "rescued" the tortoise liao..

Anonymous said...

Tsk tsk tsk... bad, bad!

So mou min the tortoise, kesian it.

Monk[+]Icon said...

wah...I used to have to 2 pet kura kura, one is is ah boy another one is ah kwai, I kept them for almost 8 yrs from a 50cent sized kura until the size of a mangkuk mee besar wan. I feed them with lizards and pork...but when they grow up I put them in my father's pond, but then my father threw them away cos they ate my father's fish...*sobs*

Anonymous said...

Yee... same name with your Min Pin wor... hehehe!

_butt said...

yerr you so bad lah.. see tortoise turn turtle oso never help..

*cabut*

KittyCat said...

Such a cute post! Happy to hear that the keepers turned him back on his feet :-)

Pink Cotton said...

WAHAHAHAHA

suku tortoise!

i very sked look at so many tortoise la...erm...so scary...oldold and the face jiau2 de...HAHAHAHA

eh..even my mini tortoise last time got claws oo..mini claws =)

u kno how my tortoise died??wahahah..pls dno report me to wwf ah... erm i was too bz preparing for spm that time ma...n i forgot to chg the water for my tortoise until it all dried up and he dried up too... OOPS 'x'

papercrazy said...

cute peng turtle...
sure confirm not a female turtle cos the chest so flat and didn't wear bra lor...

LOL

Kenny Ng said...

Ninja Turtle!!! Nop... is tortoise la... still got so many in Kek Lok Si ah?

nyonyapenang said...

lokter to the rescue of the fallen tortoise.

carcar said...

teenage mutant ninja turtle...♪ ...teenage mutant ninja turtle...♫

Fantasy "Sticky" Flier said...

waakkakaa this is so fun watching these guys lolling about...albeit slowly....

Fantasy "Sticky" Flier said...

Psssssst next time I back we go climb KK again wan? I wanna go again....:P

sengkor said...

doc, u no pick up some and go home make 'kuai lin gou' ka..?

Chen said...

day dreamer,
Although mou min but the tortoise is now famous liao :D
The price for being glamour…

I hope the tortoise will remember not to repeat the same mistake nor do any dangerous act in the future :P
Pok kai is definitely no fun…
Especially being the centre of attention summore
LOL

monk+icon,
LOL… your tortoise nickname same as my dog geh? :D
I mean Ah Boy, not Ah Kwai ..
U fed the tortoise with lizards? o.O

Poor tortoises… being thrown away.. :(

day dreamer,
Yeah loh.. His tortoise has same name as my doggy :D

Chen said...

butt,
akakkaa… first of all, I sibuk take picture..
abuthen, if I wanna help also cannot lah..
cos I can’t enter the pond..
Only those keepers there can get access to the pond :P

Nak tolong pun tak boleh…
So… continue take picture loh.. since that is what I can do :P

kittycat,
hehehe.. The tortoise struggled for quite a while before he finally gave up struggling… :P

pinkcotton,
The tortoise cried leh cos u say he is suku :P
Aiseh.. u kept mini tortoise too in the past?
The tortoise I had is the big tortoise.. not those tiny mini wan…

*faint* hearing what happened to your mini tortoise…
hope that little one is now playing happily in tortoise heaven..
LOL

Chen said...

papercrazy,
walao… tortoise nowadays so high class wan liao ah..
got wear bra geh?
Might be in the future we will see tortoise wearing sunglasses too…
yau yeng leh..

kenny,
We never know what the tortoise do at night…
Might be they become ninja tortoise too..
LOL

Yeah… still have hundreds of tortoises in Kek Lok Si.
I haven’t been there for quite a while already :)
That day after eating laksa, I saja-saja go up there, and mana tau, I ended up spending almost an hour up there in the tortoise pond :P

nyonya pg,
paiseh lah.. I didn’t rescue the tortoise..
I sibuk ambil gambar !!!
LOL

Chen said...

carcar,
Michael Angello? :P
I only remember that name…
Other I dunno liao…
I didn’t watch that cartoon but my brother watched it in the past.. :)

FF,
Tortoise are great, aren’t they?
Slow and steady…

Next time u come back..
We go climb Mt Kinabalu??
Counting…
Err.. inn few months time leh…
So fast ah? :D

sengkor,
cos I dowan to kena tangkap gambar by others…
so many people holding camera there leh..
later become glamour for curi tortoise then no good liao :P
caught in the act...
kakkaka

padi_friends said...

been reading your blog for the past few weeks. This one is awesome, poor tortoise.

:)

Winn said...

wat poor tortoise??

poor us....

:P

liucas said...

mummy wats for dinner tonite.

Chen said...

padi fields,
u have a unique profile name :)
wow... u have been reading my posts for the past few weeks? Thanks :)

winn,
poor us?
okie okie...
poor winn...
poor liucas...
poor ah boy...
mmmm... who else is poor here?
please lift up your hand :D

liucas,
poor liucas,
tonight u have to eat bread crumbs since your mummy is poor :P

Anonymous said...

that's peng leng khak! ;p

L B said...

Once upon a time, when I was little, I had a tortoise called Kui, and I used to love feeding and watching how it would chomp at the veg.. but I was always frightened that it might chomp off my finger too, so I never dared to stroke it.. and one time I painted the Japanese Red Sun flag on it and pretended it was a Zero airplane...

Simple American said...

So relieved to hear the poor old boy is rescued. He must be the nerd turtle get in trouble.

Man. Now I want turtle soup. hyuk hyuk!

Chen said...

red sponge,
ociphala peng leng khak :D

LB,
LOL..
u never dare to stroke the little tortoise but u dare to Japanese red sun flag on it?
Good lah u...
wondering how old are u at that time :P
Little LB boiboi :D

SA,
He kay poh earlier on mah..
Hope he learns the lesson ;)

turtle soup in nice..
shhhh...
I drank turtle soup & ate tortoise meat before too in the past ;)
Shhhhh...

Pink Winnie said...

hoho.. so cute when the tortoise fall down.. keke..

Chen said...

pink winnie,
hehehhe... the poor tortoise :)
He must had a shock out of his life the moment he fell down and landed upside down :P