Thursday, 28 January 2010

Once upon seeing a gecko...

It's a fact that I'm a gecko-phobia... Don't tell me it's a harmless, nice, and friendly animal because I had to visit a hospital once because of it, hence it's a very harmful creature. -.-'

So..how did it all happen?

It happened couple of years ago when I visited my grandma & cousins in my hometown in Central Java, a small lovely city called Solo.  One fine-but-soon-not-so-fine-anymore day of the holiday, I was in a bathroom washing my hands on the sink, when one of my younger cousins suddenly told me there was a gecko in the corner of the room. I spurned my head immediately to locate the monstrous beast and judging the distance between us. After seeing that the distance was pretty safe I went back on my washing-hand activity.

Then my cousin tried to tease me and yelled, "Watch out! the gecko is running towards you!!"

Me being paranoid, quickly forgotten that there was a safe 3 meters distance between me and the beast, I turned my body quickly and run outside the bathroom. When I realized my cousin was just playing, I went back to the sink because I haven't finished washing my hand. Then I bent to the sink ..... AND my back SNAPPED (ok, no sound, but I FELT it) and I experienced the most excruciating pain that made me slump on the floor, my feet were like jellies and couldn't support my upper body. I couldn't say a single thing but my face must had been as white as a sheet of paper because my cousins screamed in horror.

Cut the drama short, the pain intensified every passing minutes, I had to lay tummy down on the bed  and couldn't move for hours. Don't ask how I did my toilet business, I'm sure it's best to keep it to myself and a few people who helped me T.T"

My grandma was so scared she insisted me to go to a hospital and get an x-ray for my back. So my cousins called an ambulance and off we go to the hospital. OH MY OH MY, I have never been in an ambulance all my life and the ambulance in that city is nowhere near decent. What a bumpy and painful ride *cringe*

And of course, being a small city where everybody knows everybody (and everybody talks about everybody), when we were in the hospital my cousins met two different friends who asked immediately what happen, and just imagine the laugh when they learnt the reason behind the urgent visit to ICU X( XP I felt like running out of the room (HA, like I can)...

Well, I left home after the x-ray result was out (nothing's broken), but the rest of the holiday wasn't that pleasant because I'm bed-ridden for the next 4 days. When I went to chuch later on (after my back healed) few more strangers (cousins' friends of course) greeted me with, "So this is the cousin who got into a hospital because of a gecko?"

That's probably and hopefully the only holiday that went awry XD  It was a good story to tell now hahaha...we still have a good laugh every time we talk about it ^^"

Arghh but I can't get over my phobia, no matter how hard I tried. My worst nightmare was the one with giant gecko wearing pajamas and trying to say hello to me. GAH! *shudders*

Any tips??? :p or do you have similar story?? do tell!!

21 comments:

Pop Champagne said...

omg that is a tramatic story, no wonder you dislike geckos... haha I'm not a fan of anything cold blooded in general, except fish, maybe newts are okay? I dunno, lizards and snakes freak me out as well even though they portray them so cute in cartoons! and yeah eyeliner on guys is definitely weird haha!

Blair said...

No such stories but I fear them a LOT!

RicAdeMus said...

Hahaha! Oh no, that's so awful, but funny. I guess your body was tense because of the gecko and when you turned, as you said, snap! Hmmm, a giant gecko in pj's is trying to talk to you...that really does sound like a nightmare.

If any of your friends have a gecko as a pet, maybe you could visit them and watch them handle it to help your subconscious begin to accept that you have nothing to fear.

Your cousin should have felt guilty for teasing you and then you get hurt. But I guess he/she didn't feel guilty since he/she told everyone about it! That added insult to injury. =)

Dana Yoshimizu said...

omg, no wonder you're so afraid. That's such an intense story. As I was reading I kept gasping so scared for you! =/ Sounds like it was an extremely tramatic experience that for good reason has caussed you to be scared. Thanks for sharing such a story with us all <3

adin_22 said...

haha...nice story...but I know what u mean like I'll go crazy when a any kind of lizard would come near me....

Kym said...

ahhaha a gecko wearing pajamas! but ackkk!!! i would be scared too! I was born in the philippines and geckos were everywhere!!!!!!!! >:( i'm just glad to hear you're okay.. and glad you can look back now and laugh! ;P

Fifi said...

That is scary... but funny! Lol. My sister has a gecko phobia too. I don't know why but it really drives her nuts to see a gecko. XD

Hey, Solo in West Java or Central Java? I thought there were only one Solo? Lol.
I've been to the city once (which is pretty embarrassing since it's not that far from Jogja) for a school trip. Hopefully I could go there again, the city was nice and I heard they got Waterboom over there :)

RicAdeMus said...

PS - I'm going to post my favorite bee story on Friday!

♫ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♫ ayu ♫ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♫ said...

gosh..ive never seen a gecko before but i couldn't blame you for having a phobia to it..if im on your shoes i will stay from any animal in resemblance to that~!!

imagine what that damn gecko did to you?? bedridden in 4 days and embarrassment from strangers are too much to bear!!0.o!!

(P.S. if you'll reply to this comment..pls. put it in my blog's comment box so that i can update my comments :D)

Sush said...

ohh so this is the gecko story you mentioned earlier. yeek! id have strangled my cousin for scaring me haha. just the other day i found this lizard on the back of a painting and it jumped of the floor and made me jump. the funny thing was the lizard jumped as if it was copying me anyway okay no more lizard talk haha

heartofpearl ♡ said...

aww what a painful experience! at least something like that will never happen again! well i hope not!
p.s noo it wasnt dandenong hehe i live closer to the city than dandy :) hope u are well!! x

shaynaJo said...

that's a really bad experience. no wonder u hated them alot.
I hate them too and am afraid of lizards alot! real lot. I hate it when they always hide under the rice cooker when I need to get the rice! normally I'll end up screaming and asking for help to get a bowl of rice :(

DSK Steph said...

my mom is terrified of geckos too. I don't live anywhere where they roam around, but I guess my mom grew up with them around. She always tells me how terrible they are.

:(

Dina (XYYan) said...

sorry for the very late reply Hana. but I'm back for sure now! :D all i have to do is waiting for the terrifying 'Sidang'. sigh...

LOL! your story cracked me up! I'm usually not scared of any animals, not even cockroach, but i'm scared of birds! i once posted about it in one of my tag post :D

Dina (XYYan) said...

Thanks! the deer is really cute :D

♫ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♫ ayu ♫ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♫ said...

well you have all the time..until the day before valentine's so just analyze it :)i have added some pointers that might help you in guessing..:P so you might as well read them out..hehe.>.<

btw..youre right..here as a comment :P

good day~!

Sarah said...

Ohhh Hana that is one hell of a story! You poor thign that sounds so painful :( Ick, geckos and lizards and those things are too much for me too! But snakes are my worst fear! I would end up in the ER too from heart failure!

Ohh it has been hot and foul hasn't it! 38 that is just revolting, I hope you have air con to escape in!!!! Btw, I have been meaning to email you to get your address as I have something I want to send you my dear :) x

Blair said...

Hmmm... Tsuya Tsuya should be a Singaporean brand, but don't quote me on that haha XD

Manju said...

Geckos = Reptiles = Ewwwwwwwww
it's a simple equation
but my, you had a really painful experience

Dina (XYYan) said...

I'm still waiting for the schedule. sigh... the waiting is torturing me :(

*~kAy~* said...

gawsh that sucks!
i am not too fond of reptiles ><
i would get scared whenever I saw one in the bathroom though! :P
I heard the bigger ones can bite your finger and they won't let go until your finger falls off O_o
forgot who told me that story ><