I told CH it's a good omen because the sound for the word bat in Chinese, Fu, also represents happiness and fortune.
There was a cute little fruit bat hanging outside my house last night. I'm not sure if my neighbours saw it but the guys in my house were delighted. Fruit bats have a furry face, they look almost puppy like.
One should never take happiness for granted. I have seen enough miserable people to realise this. Talking about that, I am pleased that the lives of some friends are changing for the better.
The old lady whom I have blogged about here and here, has finally found a safe haven. Together with her daughter and husband, they are now living in a rental flat paid for by her son. They were so happy when I visited 2 weeks ago. They showed me around the flat, which is spartan but sparkling clean.
Naturally they were worried about living expenses but at least they are in a safe place. Now that the troubles are behind them, the daughter can look for a job and things will fall into place somehow. With their newfound freedom, they can receive guests at home without feeling worried or guilty. They've even invited me back for dinner one day. It's really a good sign.