yong is busy with school and the younger ones are all on holiday in bali with my dad. why cant they just come to dubai instead?
so come back, already! my skype is void of activity without those chipmunks around. with them, i could just leave my skype on while they watch me cook and demonstrate ala cooking show.
anyways, for anyone who missed this interestingly creepy story in The Star (my fav daily local newspaper) last weekend, here's a copy i pasted from http://thestar.com.my - enjoy!
Saturday December 13, 2008
Burglar who picked the ‘wrong’ houseKEMANAN: A burglar entered a house-turned-grocery shop, thinking he was in for a killing. He nearly got himself killed instead.
The owner, who was away to celebrate Hari Raya Haji returned home yesterday morning to find the burglar trapped in the house for 72 hours without food and water.
The intruder was fatigued and dehydrated when the owner and his wife returned to the shop in Kampung Binjai from their hometown in Kota Baru.
The couple, in their early 50s, found the burglar lying in a room, clasping his hands in an apologetic gesture for his wrongdoing.
The owner, instead of calling the police, decided to call an ambulance to rush the burglar to the nearest hospital.
When interrogated later, the 36-year-old burglar told investigating officers that he had sneaked into the house after realising the owner was out.
The burglar, who entered via the back door, claimed that he was blinded once he was inside and felt like he was in a cave.
“Each time I wanted to flee, I felt a ‘supernatural figure’ shoving me to the ground,’’ he told police.
He claimed this was his first time experiencing such trauma during a break-in.
The burglar had no choice but to stay put in the room for three days as his shouts for help were in vain.
Kemaman Deputy police chief Deputy Supt Abdul Marlik Hakim Johar said the couple lodged a police report on the same day.
He said the burglar was warded at the Kemaman Hospital and his condition is stable.
uuuuuuuuuuuu...are you having goose-bumps too? man, when i first read it - i cannot help but wonder what kind of person is this 'grocer', really or from where did he obtain the 'help' to guard his house while he was away?
i remember a friend of mine relating a story of her neighbour staying right behind her house - and even when the whole family is away for holiday, there would be sounds of talking and even cooking coming from the supposedly empty house...
i think the fact that this story was featured in The Star, makes it creepier coz it's real news, as opposed to the same kind of stories appearing in tabloids or those small, bite-size B-grade mags you can buy in puduraya with a freaky hand-drawn picture as covers.
man, i'm a sucker for good ol-fashioned ghost stories and tales of the supernatural, and this seems to be a perfect one for a dark stormy day...