Monday, October 13, 2008

Lizards

Some people call it geckos, house geckos, cicaks...But for me, it's a lizard.

I live in South-East Asia, Malaysia precisely, so these little creatures run around my house often. Actually, my house houses more lizards than other houses in my neighbourhood. I don't know if this is good or bad. My mum told me that the Vasthu Sastra (Indian Feng Shui) guy said that more lizards in your house signifies more prosperity and luck. Maybe he's right, becuase lizards in the house means that there are more leftover food here.
The price for prosperity and luck is that you have lizard poop all over your house! Their poops are easily recognized by a small piece of black rugby-ball shaped mass with a white 'icing'. One guy I knew confessed that he ate a lizard poop before when he was young, thinking it was chocolate. It was rather salty, he said.
You heard of Spiderman, Batman, and otehr animal-man before, but do you ever heard of 'Cicak-man'? This Malaysian movie premiered some years ago, featuring our own superhero, haha. I didn't watch this movie before so I don't know how it goes.

Their poop problem is a headache, but at least they catch flies and mosquitoes with their long tongues. Talk about an environmental friendly pest controller. You can even use their poop to pour onto the flower bed, it's good for your flowers.
Our own superhero? I just hope he wouldn't poop all over the silver screen.