One of the oldest cat in my neighbourhood, that’s white star, I always mistook him as she because he give so much affectionate than a community cat, he will jump on your lap, give you head rub, cuddles and most all the complete kneading ritual, you can’t really tell that he is just a community cat living at your void deck for the past 5 years.
As much similar like the northern star, white star does not mingle well with other community cats, he’s a lone star, hidden somewhere that he can spot you. This dude has so much character, I always drawn to him. I try to feed him everyday after coming back from work , he doesn’t stay at the usual spot regularly. He is always the one who will look for you, that’s white star. He bring so much joy to me whenever I see him.
This fellow is also a super heartbreaker, he will walk away once he’s done with you, giving you so much affectionate and just walk off… that’s white star
Charlie has been missing since Saturday night, he did not appear for his dinner time, nor the morning feeding time. He usually will stay at the Malay family house corridor area or occasionally he get cosy in the Malay family house and they welcome him.
Tried searching for him on Monday afternoon but couldn’t find him, I told Shu that Charlie is missing as I felt that I should at least inform her, since she helped raise fund for Charlie and release him at my neighbourhood area. Shu tried posting Charlie’s missing on fb and hope garnered some help to locate Charlie. A few kind soul did some search and lookout for Charlie but none spotted him.
I was worried, and called AVA and SPCA to see if they captured any cats around my neighbourhood, both agency did was asking me to wait for their call if they did capture any cats that fit Charlie’s description, another thing that worried me most is that there are some psyco out there who abuse animal, be it cats, dogs or even birds. These people can and will do anything inhumane towards these animals. OR Charlie dash out to the main road like how he got himself hurt last time was a hit and run accident and the person just leave him on the roadside… God is not that easily to give up on Charlie, he was saved when he met a hit and run accident in early February this year.
Despite all the fear, I should hope for the best, so in the extreme measure, I look for his latest photo and did a missing cat poster. I even emailed to A. as A. can help print out the poster in large qty so that we can paste around the neighbourhood. I told A. and Shu that I will visit the nearby vet to check if there’s anyone bring in any community cat.
As I tried searching for Charlie, I did once on Monday morning, did not get to spot him. And this time round, I decided to do the usual feeding, before I do so, I was feeding the community cats while on my way to visit the vet. While I was ready to leave after feeding some of the cats. I spotted Charlie in the middle of the car park area looking frantic and pacing back and forth. I was too excited and immediately called him out. He seem to recognise me and ran towards me, I took him to the pavement, sat down with him and check if there’s any wound. As I was checking him out, a ginger cat walked up, this ginger has a collar, long furry coat with a majesty feel who doesn’t seem to be like a stray cats, someone must have own this gorgeous cat, Charlie hissed at this ginger and they started to snap at each other. I tried to pull them apart and scratched by the ginger cat – that was a fierce cat.
I think Charlie must have been attacked by other cats in the neighbourhood or either this poor fellow probably decided to venture further to see if there is any food source, upon doing so, other much territorial cats attack him – he got scared and hid himself at the car park so when feeding time is here, he was missing…
I ‘m just happy to know that Charlie is safe and he is still in the neighbourhood, at least no injures, bleeding etc. At least for now, he is chubby than his first time in the neighbourhood.
Besides crafting, bazaar activities and my day job. I do, at times, trying my best to document my community cats by taking their photo while feeding them. It’s amazing to feel the affectionate from the community cat, some would like to rub against my leg, some would just engage a conversation with you (and some of them are just a purring machine.
Whenever I’m feeling a little troubled or just want to distress a little – I will pick up my camera and take some pictures while I feed some of them. It always so refreshing to look through the lens and discover some of the cats favourite pose and how they interact with me.
However, it’s not a perfect day today – I get to know from the Malay family that Charlie is missing – He would usually go back to the Malay family after a day of exploring the outside world – and he’s been faithfully return home ever since the rescuer placed him at the neighbourhood – I hope he is just exploring the neighbourhood and will return eventually. The neighbourhood caregiver auntie has been alerted on Charlie missing – we hope to find him soon.
I love this duo, they has been together for a long while, just like partner in crime – eat and laze together.
Took a while to make this cos I had no idea how to construct something with a pull string and zipped pouch at the same time without expose the inner sewing. Phew, manage to make one, thinking of making another smaller version. will explore and see how :D
Every little items are carefully made and craft, even our own packaging – cut it, stamp it and put it together with hand and love. That is why I love to handmade things, it takes time but totally worth it.
Chop Chop Kali Pok “快快”咖哩宝
[cho-puh cho-puh ka-li-pok] Singlish
Kalipok is a Singlish pronunciation of “Curry Puff” while Chop Chop denotes being in a hurry. The local usage of “chop-chop” goes one step further to become “chop-chop kali pok”, where kali pok is curry puff and has nothing to do with “hurry up” except that the rhymes make the whole phrase sounds phonetically.
“Eh, quick leh, late oreddy. Chop chop kali pok, can?!”
Material: Calico – Eco Cotton with inner fabric
Size: 16 x 11 cm
Machiam Flip Prata “玛酱”翻煎饼
[mah-cham flip pra-ta] Singlish
“Machiam” is a malay term of comparison, equivalent to “like” in English. When used in Singlish, it can seem redundant, but in fact adds emphasis. “Prata” is an actual Indian dish made with dough. The dough is flipped around before being fried and served with curry. Machiam Flip Prata is to describe someone backing out on their words or a statement is deviated from its original meaning.
“Wah lau eh, the story change here and there machiam flip prata”
Come swing by to Public Garden, this Saturday and Sunday, 27 & 28 September 2014 at National Museum of Singapore to see more our creations!
Material: Calico – Eco Cotton with inner fabric
Size: 16 x 16 cm