Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Visitors

I received a message from YK's friend last night. He asked if he could pop by to check on the tank.

"Please come!", I said. The chiller has been acting wonky lately and the corals are beginning to look lethargic. Some toppled the other day and I gingerly propped them up again.

He arrived at almost 10pm and started shifting corals around so that they don't sting each other or get bleached under the lights. I hovered behind anxiously while he checked the water quality and declared all is well. Phew!

Gosh, looking after someone's pet is a big responsibility! Good thing YK's fishes and corals are big and strong, hence pretty resilient compared to SK's teeny weeny crystal shrimps (below).

These shrimps are cute but less than a cm long. They hide behind aquatic plants and driftwood, I would probably need a microscope if I had to do a headcount everyday!




I had another visitor this morning, this time at the office. Who could be knocking on the door at 8am, I wonder? It was the security guard. I thought he was joking when he asked if he could buy me breakfast someday which I declined of course. What a surprise to see him standing there with a packet of chwee kueh!

Now, before you start developing funny thoughts, he's just a kind old man who is nice to everybody. He greets me with a big cheery smile everytime I drive in through the gate and waves goodbye when I leave. He loves his job and more importantly, he brightens up everyone's day. In a way, he makes life interesting for himself too. Life is what you make of it. It can get really boring if you do nothing but stand by the gate all day.

Oh yah, I must remember to thank him for the delicious breakfast this morning. And I will tell him not to bring me anymore in future. My own breakfast is still lying on my desk. It will become my lunch.

8 comments:

petunialee said...

Heh! Heh! Just wait till he asks you to babysit his children!!

Blur Ting said...

Oh no! It will be too stressful!

k@Ye_ said...

That;s very sweet of the Uncle! I think he must hv treat u like his daughter. :)

Blur Ting said...

Kaye - Yup, he's a sweet fella.

auntielucia said...

I don't like food surprises from people I think can't affod the gift, because I'm then forced to eat whatever I'm given in order not to waste their hard earned money. But I notice that cleaners, security guards etc tend to be a bit more generous than for their own good -- financially I mean!

JY said...

Just a little while longer to take care of all those precious sealife! They look spectacular! I am glad that hubster isn't going anywhere... he'd probably declare divorce if any of them died... HA HA....

Nick Phillips said...

My hats off to him, there are not many people like him in this world left.

Amel said...

It's really nice to meet wonderful people. :-D