Camo Casual

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Camo Casual

The time I wore a camo tee and failed to stay hidden from Malaysia's famous carnivorous insects.

A session in the green at a tiny hidden spot in my town's garden. On windy evenings, I often am called out to engage in an outdoor activity and this particular evening, I found myself at a quiet space in the lake garden. I'd wondered why the playground seemed to be empty of kiddos and that not many people hang out by this side of the garden.

I was quickly informed by the many bites of mosquitoes. Although everything appeared to look like it had been taken care off, somehow, it had places with stagnant waters that became home for happy mosquitoes. There was a new housing development right on the opposite side of the Mosquito Garden. Perhaps, once the residential area becomes populated by humans, this green patch will be free of mosquitoes. Or at least, reduced in number but then again, it could just stay as the official Mosquito Garden there. How can I be so insensitive! Where would these mosquitoes go then?


In other interesting news, my cat Tidus went missing and came home after two days. And then went somewhere only to return with a drenched tail end. He was apparently sprayed by some kind of skunk. I read that Malaysia is no home for skunks and deduced that somehow, someone had taken in the exotic species as a rare domestic pet. My imagination aside, I spent a few days giving my cat a bath and had the aroma of skunk (or some other animal that can spray a potent soul-killing stench) saturated my nostrils.


I was deeply grateful to have my cat back home and that he was healthy even though thoroughly smelly. Tidus had lost his appetite while the skunk aroma lingered on and about him. In all the many years without a proper bath (he's an outdoor kitty that always smells like freshly-cut grass), he understood that I had to help by drenching his lower end with a mix of vinegar and Joy dish soap for ten minutes before hosing him down.

What a joy it was to have Tidus home and healthy! The smell was dealt with and while there still lingers about the porch the repugnant scent, I'm happy to report, Tidus is back to annoying his kitty bro, Aiden and they're off to their old familiar dynamic. Aiden - always giving Tidus loving kisses. Tidus - always ready to target Aiden's neck for a quick attack.


Enough about my cats - Here was the outfit that I wore while being feasted by mosquitoes. I do sometimes think that I'm giving myself mosquito therapy just to be all positive about the episode but if you're not used to the tropical jungle thug life, then please avoid areas like this or apply some mosquito repellent!


I wore a camo tee and a pair of black leggings that hugged my legs like second skin. To complete my leg-shaking-mosquito-battling-work-out OOTD, I slipped into a pair of comfy sneakers in grey and mint. Let me tell you something: I absolutely loved wearing them! They made me feel like I could just bounce instead of walk and feel like a ball.

Now that we've got my feelings and updates out of the way, please let's talk about you. What have you been doing of late? Do you care for mosquitoes? What do you think of my walking outfit?

Be sure to get all your juicy thoughts dropped down below as I'm keen to read all of them! Spill!

To end this post, here's a quote by Eckhart Tolle:

“Accept — then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it. Make it your friend and ally, not your enemy. This will miraculously transform your whole life.”


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