Thursday, October 04, 2007

The Simian Returns Soon

It's been a long time.

There are so many stories to tell and so many pictures to share. Study break is coming up so I'll write then.

But in the meantime, let's start with the monkey.

Last Friday, on the way back from Biostatistics class, Yean Khinn and I came across a whole (insert collective noun here) of monkeys opposite college. I started shooting and we parted ways.

A short while later, a man on a motorcycle stopped by the roadside a few metres from me; he was riding down from the Bukit Cinta area. He identified himself as a UM Security Officer who'd been working at the university for 22 years.

He questioned me about my photography and demanded to see my student ID. Something about fears that I was a spy of some sort who might have ulterior motives including sending the pictures to newspapers etc.

I don't suppose the fears were unbased; after all, it was elections campaign week and varsity elections this year have been a hot topic in the local papers.

After he'd taken down my details, I prompted him for his name, upon which he showed me his ID. Abdul Hadi.

If only he knew (or rather believed) what I was shooting... and that I was shooting nothing else.



goldfish said...

Wha--??'re saying the guard didn't know you were just shooting a monkey but not really shooting as in shooting with a gun and that also the monkey is not really a thing but rather ... Is it obvious that I'm confused?

Tan Kee Aun said...

the correct collective noun for monkeys is "an army"

eg: an army of monkeys just invaded 7th college again.