Friday, April 3, 2009

Housemates from Hell

How come I’ve got housemates from hell???

What started out as cordial relationship turned out to be a nightmare in the end.
I never imagined I will be in this scenario. Waaahhhh… I can’t stand it anymore. I know it’s a part of pakikisama. But they have pushed me to my limit.

I’m glad our landlord put a bulletin board so we can vent out all our rants.
On the other hand, I think it did not serve its purpose. They are still the same housemates I’ve known right from the start.

Mundane things piled up that turned eventually into a full-blown conflict.
From their laziness, loud voices at night when everyone is asleep, to caring unwanted pets in the house. Imagine, Pets in the house??? From hamsters, to cats, to turtles.

Let me get this straight, I don’t have anything against veterinarians or animals for that matter. The issue here is that, they did not ask us, their fellow housemates if we allow them to keep their pets inside our house. We have the right to that, isn’t it? In the first place, we are also sharing in the rent. Also, what adds up to my fury is that they used the basin which supposedly is only for clothes, as the house of the turtles. Ggrrrrr...
Anyway, I made a research and here's what I found out:
According to AVA, Agri-food and Veterinary authority that:
However, not all animals can be kept as pets in Singapore. Under the Wild Animals & Birds Act, our wild animals should not be caught or kept as pets. Similarly, imported wild animals such as snakes, lizards, hedgehogs, sugar gliders, monkeys and star tortoises cannot be kept as pets.
The penalty for keeping an illegal animal can be severe.

Hahaha… Shall I contact the authorities or not? Hmmm… let me think about it…


  1. Turtles are cool, but not in the sink! Maybe you can tell them that the pets have to be outside? If they don't accept it, they will have to leave.

    For future: before someone moves in, talk to them about whether they have pets etc. so you don't get a nasty surprise :)