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Melbourne ghost story…

April 5th, 2004

Another ghost story, dedicated to all my friends in Melbourne :D

Warning: Please proceed if you have balls of steel or tits of steel.

During my backpacking trip around Australia, I ended up staying in my then girlfriend (hereinafter referred as “M”) apartment on Charlotte’s place, just next to Astor Theatre. It’s actually a dead end street with couple of beautiful single story Victorian houses and an apartment located on the end of the road.

Charlotte’s Place..

I was fortunate enough to live there for 2 occasions, once during my second trip to Melbourne and another time during my backpacking trip. The first time was alright but I wasn’t in good terms with M’s housemate (it all started after she insisted on dividing the toilet roll bill into 3). Anyway, back to the story. It was Winter 2002 and I was revising Insurance Law in the living room with a cup of cold Milo.

Then suddenly, I heard a sound. It sounded like someone is outside the window. Who could be outside the window at 12AM in the morning? And further, we live on the 2nd floor.

It was a sound of heavy breathing. It was getting louder and louder. The hair behind my neck began to stand and so did the hair on my arms! (I swear when I wrote this I immediately blasted my music loudly)

It would enjoy it if it’s a woman’s heavy breathing. But noooooo…it was a man. I immediately packed my books and ran back to my room. I told M about it. She immediately dismiss it by saying it could be the gas pipe outside or the neighbour downstairs.

Days later, the noise came back again (I swear when I wrote this the hair on my face began to stand). We were about to sleep. The lights were closed and we were neatly tucked. It was the breathing sound again. It went on for few minutes. M and I were shocked. We didn’t say a word but we were clearly awake to witness it. We stared at the window and saw nothing. It can’t be the gas pipe as it’s located on the other side of the apartment. It cant be our neighbour downstairs because.. no one lives directly below us. (hair stands!!)

We asked M’s housemate whether or not she heard anything.

She said she heard nothing.

The heavy breathing incident stopped for a while after that.

However, one day, while M was at a clinic, she heard the noise again. It was as if something was breathing on to her ears. She asked the doctor whether he heard anything. The doctor said no..

She came out from the doctor’s room, looking pale..

House no 386..

April 4th, 2004

Another neighborhood story!

Many years ago, my mum rented this dilapidated house located opposite my hill (my house is on top of a hill). I used to hangout there loads as there were 2 pretty cool tenants there last time. They used to bring me out for dinner and let me hang around in their room.

Behind the happy old memories, there lies a dark secret in that house. It’s an open secret actually, even taxi drivers knew about it. However, mum didn’t know about it. When my mum first rented the house, she and my maid painted the entire house. So on one faithful day, Mum was exhausted hence she slept in a room which is located next to a toilet. While sleeping.. something woke her up. A black image was floating in front of her. Suddenly, it began choking her. Mum was struggling for her life…

She was about to pass out until she heard a scream. It was my maid shouting that she has finished her work and wanted to go home. The black image disappeared.

Mum was curious. She didn’t know what that was so she asked a neighbor. Apparently, the previous owner of the house committed suicide in that very same room mum slept. He was an Indian man and an Inspector of the police force. The entire family moved as soon as he died.

His spirit was still lurking around the house after the incident. Tenants were complaining that they heard footsteps on the stairs at night.

However, today, the house no longer exists. After mum moved out, it was left unattended for few years until someone bought the house and demolished it. A brand new bungalow lies there now..

Ghostly encounters

January 20th, 2004

It’s true
It’s true. I did really see them. It was many years ago, when I was still a kid. Mum was playing mahjong with her friends and I was watching TV. I felt thirsty so I headed to the mahjong room. While on my way, an image, about 10 feet away, appeared in front of me. It happened very fast.

2 heads popped out from the door. Their eyes were huge and their face was purple and rotten. They were staring at me. I could clearly make out that the 2 heads were a woman and a boy. I screamed and fainted.

After all these year, I was unsure whether or not that incident really happened. I somehow think it was a bad dream. But today, my mum clarified it. She said that there was once she found me unconscious on the floor. I was having high fever. I?m sure that was after those 2 purple heads incident.

Well, this was not the first time our house had such ghostly encounters. There once was my tenants saw an image walking up and down the stairs. After that incident, they were so scared till they didn?t dare to come home alone.

Hard Rock Cafe
During the eve of Chinese New Year, families would gather for reunion dinner. In Kuala Lumpur, people would take a day off earlier in order to head back to their hometown for the reunion dinner. For the next few days, the city of Kuala Lumpur would be a ghost town. Shops will be closed, street will be empty.
Our usual dinner places would be closed too. So Dad made an early arrangement for tomorrow.

Dad: Is Esquire Kitchen open tomorrow?

Me: Yeah I guess so.

Mum: It will be opened tomorrow. Let?s have dinner there.

Me: Mmm, yeah sure.

Dad: mmmm? How about Hard Rock Caf鿠It sounds like a great place for reunion dinner!

Me: Errr?

ramble on, baby…

May 24th, 2003

Just 2 more days to the deadline of my Corporate Insolvency assignment and my Criminal Justice and Penal Policy exams – do I give a damn? Nope.. Maybe its something that happens after an accident, I really think I have better things in life to do than worry about studying for exams. When I was lying down in the hospital bed on the 3rd day (the worst day) with all the needles stuck in me, all I wanted to do was to live properly again – now that I am okay, I don’t need this sort of stress in my life now, it is superficial stress and I am so beyond that. For the first time in my life, I don’t feel the least bit stress about my exams. I wonder if that’s a good thing…?

This would be last batch of exams I would have before I can look at my study-life straight in the eye and say, now you can fuck off. I will be starting work back home soon, then I wanna get married, have 7 kids (and therefore naming them all after my Watson 16 housemates – so let’s hope I have 5 sons and 2 daughters *cross fingers*), have a life full of love, die a happy great-great-grandmother and be a guardian angel to all my loved ones. Sounds like a plan?. ;)

Talking about dying and guardian angels, Leong suggested I write something about a friend of mine, X who has the ability to see ?things?. Of course, it is really up to you guys to believe it or not but it makes up for something interesting to read and talk about.

At home
She has had many terrifying experience of being ?held down? by ?something? while she slept. The Chinese believed it to be a naughty spirit pressing you down, making it impossible for you to move but is aware of everything else happening around you. Apparently, it is quite common. Many times X would feel ?it? clutch her and she would try with all her might to scream for help to no avail.

Once, in one of the many times she got ?pressed down?, she saw fleeting images of white things around a row of white houses. And sometimes, she would hear mutterings in a language she could not comprehend and occasionally, even deep breathing by the side of her ear. Now she has learnt to go with the flow ? stay calm, silently say a prayer and wait for it to go away.

Midvalley Megamall
It was not the first time X felt like fainting and vomiting while she was walking around the huge shopping complex, feeling worse as the floors got higher. By the time she was at the UGC and McD floor, she was on the verge of fainting, overcome with nausea and feeling as if the place was ?not nice? in a negative vibe kinda way. The last time she was there, it was to watch LOTR: The Two Towers, she didn?t get to watch the ending as she had succumbed to the depressing vibe that clouded her mind and senses and decided to leave that place immediately with her dad.

At the carpark, her dad was driving out when X suddenly started screaming at her dad to slowdown. Her dad was like wth? Why? She then said that she saw a man standing right in the middle of the carpark and her dad was going to bang him down. Her dad was positive that he saw no man in front of the car while X was just as sure that she saw a man just standing there. Her reaction to the ?man? in front of the car was extremely startling to say the least, prompting her dad to believe that she probably did see ?something?, which he couldn?t.

Sungai Buloh
We were with some friends at a random BKT shop when X went pale and started to cry. She asked me if I could see an old lady standing right behind her. There was nothing and no one behind X at all. She said that this old lady was dressed in an old purple cheong-foo and was just standing there rigidly, head cocked to one side, staring at X. It took us a while to calm her down. While the rest of us couldn?t see anything, we already felt uneasy and left soon after we finished our lunch.

Hong Kong
All was well when we were all holidaying in HK, until we went to the underground. Immediately, X turned pallid and she was about to faint. By then, we could tell that she was getting some negative vibes from the area and tried to get her out of the place as soon as we could. While walking back to the hotel, she began to saw ?them? everywhere in streets – standing rigidly or sleeping at the side of the pavement. When we asked her how did she know ?they? were what they were, she say that it was obvious coz it was winter time in HK then, everybody was wrapped up to their teeth in thick coats, scarves and gloves. ?They? were dressed in thin, summer clothing oblivious to the cold harsh wind blowing around them. And furthermore, people walk past ?them? as if they weren?t there ? which to the layman?s eye, technically weren?t.

There is this certain junction in SS2 (the traffic-lights whereby we turn right to go to Sri Siam) and there?s a house facing those traffic lights. Whenever we pass that place, X had always seen the same man sitting in front of the house, on top of the water-meter thingy. She says that the man is there without fail, night or day; he would be just sitting there unflinchingly. And naturally, the rest of us don?t see that man. So the next time, you guys pass that junction, see if you can see a man sitting outside the house facing the traffic-lights?.

Besides these places, X also had many sightings in places like Subang Jaya (near the highway, turning into Subang Parade on the way to Taylor?s), Damansara Heights (the housing estate, not sure where exactly) and Damansara Perdana among others.

She doesn?t only see people but also animals. Many a time, while her dad was driving, she would yell out that her dad was going to run over a dog or cat when everybody else in the car saw nothing. X could see the dog or cat sitting or standing still in the middle of the road while cars drove right through them. And sometimes, she would see them sitting quietly beside the carcass of themselves that got run down a few moments ago.

A gift or a curse? X does not understand why she sees them or if they really are a figment of her imagination. Oh well, I guess we will never know? but do we really need to anyway? :D

And yes, below you would see some silly webcam shots of my darling sister Kim and I? to those who really care ? look!! I almost look normal again!!! The bandanna and cap had to be worn to cover some bruises on my head, which has not fully heal yet. Ahhh.. life is goooood?. *WARM HUGS TO ALL*

- 2.55AM

Everybody here is sleeping tight…

May 17th, 2003

Like Wee Kiat, I was also happily typing a post yesterday when my IE decided to close on me. BAHHH! So I shall cut short the drama of my sister and I fighting yesterday – she pissed me off I slapped her she whacked my head so I whalloped her an hour later many tears and hugs all is good now. :P

Moving on, if you guys remember about Vivien, our resident ghost in Watson 16 – well, she has made an appearance! *insert appropriate Twilight Zone tune again* It was another typical night in the house, the guys were at the PS2 and Frank was doing some tarot card reading in the livingroom. Then someone in the room (whose name I don’t wanna reveal) suddenly became very pale, very cold and she started to cry… I noticed, so I pulled her out of the room and asked what the hell was wrong? Then she told me that she saw a figure of a young child of about 8-9 years old with shoulder-length dark hair and a fringe, wearing a flower-printed dress to her knees and socks but she couldn’t see if there were feet. The figure was standing by the entrance to the livingroom and started off rather blur but slowly got clearer bit by bit. She had no face.

(I was silently screaming inside when she was telling me all this)

We went back to the livingroom but she couldn’t see the figure anymore. She didn’t know about our Vivien story either, so she couldn’t have been making it up to entertain us. Something playing with her eyes or was there really an apparition in the livingroom that night?

OK, enough about such scary shit… Leong-la! Told me to post about this, typing about it now is only making myself scared. need to get my mind off it need to get my mind off it need to get my mind off it

Ahh yesss, Fred bought durians for us today. WHat is this I hear?? DuriaNs?? IN UK?!? 13 POUNDS EACH!?!??!?! Ok, so I thought it was kinda cool, to be eating the all-heaty durians in a cold country like UK. Apparently the durians were from somewhere in UK. I didn’t know they had any durian plantations, or a tree even, all the way here. Here’s a photo taken today with (from L-R) Alex, Fred, Mindy, Chuo Ming and the fruit. It almost looks like home!!

And to all who know Wei Chen, his 22nd birthday is this coming Monday!!! He claims that no one knows, that he will be celebrating it alone, blah blah blahhh… I bet he would be too busy on that day to even bother chatting with me, so suCk it in boy ;) you are gonna have a great time.

Before I forget, to all who know my sister – guess what!!! She got herself her first boyfriend!!! WOO HOO!!! I can’t tell who it is yet, but I am really itching to…. ah well, I will get my way soon enough. Wish you two the very, very best. :D *HUGS*