Oh August Baby

This may sound kiddy, but I was that close to losing my pet hamster, August. Brought her for a walk in the park since the weather was perfect tonight. It is common that while she’s happily running on my palms, whenever there’s a slight noise, or when someone jogs pass us, she’s freeze, or sometimes sprint to god knows where. But I usually manage to catch her on time. Just about 15 minutes ago, when Mom was opening the gate of the house, August sprint out of my hands, landed head first of the ground and rolled into a small drain. Sounds comical, but I bet you it’s not. She was in the little drain in an awkward position, and not moving. I tried to touch her a little, but she just stayed as she was. I was so scared, so terrified. The image of Chivo (my late hamster) flashed across my head. The image of when I first discovered she was ill. I was so, so scared. Nothing can happen to August. I cannot afford to lose her like Chivo did.I just stared at her, hoping she’s well, and telling myself that another minute of this wait is going to kill me.

I let August be, in her little awkward position for a while, say 3 minutes, then she started to move a little. Seems like all her limps are intact and working. So relieved. Then she walked a little, and thank God I could see she was fine. She even nibbled on some dried grass in the drain. So I let her sniff my hands and picked her up. So, so glad.

She’s now back in her cage, cleaning herself up, eating this apple treat I gave her. I’m so thankful, and so relieved. I don’t know what will I ever do. Not prepared, not prepared at all.

❤ my August.


The plus side of being scared

Being scared only means you’re moving on, in to something huge.

Or something that goes like that. One of my favorite lines/moment in How I Met Your Mother. I like it that while the show is so goddamn funny, there’s always a meaningful message to the 20 minute show. A little preachy some times, but it works. Works great for me.

Another of my favs:

The girl (or guy, for some) of your life is running as fast as she (he) can to you.

Really, I’m awfully bad at memorizing lines from shows, but the concept is as close as I can get for this one. I think I mentioned this is later post, but just wanted to remind myself of them now. Just for fun.

But back to the ‘scared’ part, I think this message rings so true. I guess I’m facing a pretty scary part of my life now, applying (re-applying as a matter of fact) for university now, trying to move on to the next chapter of my life. The next chapter being halfway across the world from the place I call home. I scared, oh you bet I am, but I guess this only means I’m moving on, in to something great. Something different. And it’s exciting too.

Aites, back to applying. Much stuff to fill in for the Common Application. Wish me tons of luck. Really need that 🙂