Sunday, August 19, 2007

The Cat

Went for a recce with the rest of the Naked Hermit Crabs at the Chek Jawa Boardwalk, but didn't take enough photos to put up a blog entry as I was busy with the training. Good thing Kok Sheng managed to put up one :)

Anyway, after our recce when we were back at Changi, we saw something which I thought was kind of funny, but yet a little sad when you think about it.

This is what we encountered:

Scene: Outside a shop at Changi Village.

Teenager son: 这是真猫还是假猫?(Translation: Is this a real cat or a fake cat?)

I was about to slap my fore head in disbelief when the father shocked me even further.

Father: 假猫啦!(Fake cat lah!)

And suddenly, the cat turned its head.

Mother: 会动的!是真猫!(It can move! It's a real cat!)
Father and son: 哇!真的是真猫啊! 看起来像假猫一样!(Wah! It's really a real cat ah! Looked just like a fake one!)

Really, it was so obvious that it's a real cat. In fact, you can see that the tip of its left ear was snipped off, indicating that it's an "incomplete" cat (ahem, it's been neutered).

It's just so funny to see their reaction when they saw the cat moved, but yet, don't you think it's kind of sad that Singaporeans are so used to fake animals, so much so that they can't even recognise the real thing when they see it?

Really, before this incident, I have only heard of people mistaking fake cats for real ones.

Some how I'm getting the impression that the cat must have felt ultra insulted, that's why it turned its head to look at them.



Siyang said...

O_O thats unbelievable...

EJ. said...