Thursday, November 13, 2014

Recent trip to KL

As usual I seldom mix around in birds arena but I get a pleasent shock when I am in KL. Haha....! Yes a happy one ��

While I was in KL I pop by a nearby bird's arena as I was told there is a Shama competition on that day. Without much expectation I went there stand far behind near my car just to "look see look see"

 I spotted my friend Ah Yee from far but I did not move towards him as I don't feel comfortable moving around too much in a place where I am a total stranger. While I hesitate I saw some one pointing and telling him about me behind him. Someone which I do not know or maybe just coincidental that he happen to point my direction. Anyway my friend turn around and he saw me and call out my name at the same time. 

To my surprise many turn around also! They are all so friendly towards me I felt the warm welcome by them! They actually know me by my name but not my face ������...... 

When they approach they all said the same thing! Guess what? 

Most of them says : Ah ! I expect to see a old man Alan Pang you know? I am speechless.... I have to say not all shama keeper are old my dear friends! Haha... In Singapore we have many young and handsome fellow keeping Shama in style you know ? Haha...! 

Never mind, as suggested by one of my KL kaki. I am going to post some of my recent photo in here ok ! Haha...! Thanks for all the warm I recieve while in KL and many thanks to Ah Yee introduce even more friends to me ! 

My family...

Thank you my KL Kakis !

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Alan' Shama not that bad after all ....

Haha...! Whatever others say... Captive Bred first molt, take part in first competition, Champion! That's what all Shama keeper look for, to be able to play and challenge as young as possible... I did it ! Yes ! ! ! 

Thursday, December 12, 2013

I call him Angry Bird

This batch of chicks is something new and i do not know what to expect. Their father now 1st molt 9.2" mother also 1st molt 6.4" how long will they be in future is what me and my kakis keen to know.

To me so long they are living things there will be difference even if they come from same parent. We can only hope for the best and pray that they turn out to be what we imagined/guess the pairing could produce.

The other thing i want to bring up is;

Competition fairness to Long tail and Standard tail shama.

Although i am not into birds Competition but i do get lots of discussion about it as many of my kakis is into it.

I would like to suggest that maybe competition organiser could either put the two types of birds into two Category lets say Long vs Long, Standard vs Standard. Reason is both shama have similar body frame but different in tail lenght, for the same amount of body/rump muscle if put together with the same amount of duration to compete the one with almost double the tail lenght will never out last the standard tail lenght bird unless that Long tail shama is super bird or infact crazy. Haha...! And also some organiser now a days do give point to appearance, which in this way the Standard tail shama owner might feel the pinch even if the organiser says tail lenght does not affect their judgement.

What i am trying to say is that in general the Longer tail guy would need double the effort to flick its tail compared to his standard tail competitor. If disagree, one can always try it out themself at home by using his wrist power to flick a 5 feet broom stick vs flicking a cloths hanger bamboo you will know what i mean... Hee hee!

Or the other way to shorten the competing duration meeting half cause not every Competition we can have sufficient volume of birds to participate.

I hope that one day competition can be that way, which in general will also reduce many unnessary complain about the advantage or disadvantage be it Long genes or Standard genes.

Just my thoughts no offence...



Thursday, September 12, 2013

How words can mean the other round.

"No matter how much literature you read or how well you can write, nothing beats hand-on experience."

Lately, someone comment about this sentence of words i put on everywhere in my life. He said this sentence of words is arrogant or self centered or something to this meaning.

Actually i don't have(not comfortable) to explain this to anyone as i equally thinks that others should not make judgement on anyone base on how they interpret the meaning of this. Mutual respect should be applied regardless of any situations.

In order to prevent further misinterpration. I will review the story of how this sentence come to my life and it shall stay with me as it means a lot to me.

I did not recieve high education due to poverty at that time. My highest education is secondary one and this is constantly disturbing me whenever i need to write something especially when i try to describe certain thing but i just couldn't get the right words to express myself. Therefore often i have to make do with other words that is close to that meaning but still short of what i actually try to express or even at times it leads to different meaning.

Ever since i started this Blog, my frustration become even more intense. I would love to write in proper form, more informative and to use the proper words proper terms to clearer express the meaning. I envy those who can write very well with nice flows but i can't even though i try very hard. Only i myself can tell how disapointing and helpless it is when you are blind with words.

Many times i have to call and ask my wife Clara how to spell and which is the better or proper words to use and it is indeed frustrating for me. I still remember very clearly there is once i got so up sad that i literaly give up on myself as in writing anymore blog. I complain to her that i felt lousy about myself not being able to express myself properly. That night i did not sleep well, i sigh quite a bit too. (i think her sleep is disturb by me too) The next day afternoon i recieve a message from Clara

"No matter how much literature you read or how well you can write, nothing beats hand-on experience."

I call her immediately and ask : whats that? She told me: not everyone has strenght in every field. You might be weak in words you might not have high educations but you are a fast learner and you are good with your hands, you belongs to the hands on type of person and that is your strenght so i created this sentence just for you !

I must say i am touch with what she says, Her words of encouragement has enlighten me and to focus on what i do best and thrive rather than to cry over spilled milk. From then on i felt more balance mentally and happier ofcourse! This is why since then i place this sentence on almost every things i can key it in. And that is how this sentence is important to me and how it come about.

I sincerely hope that everbody think about things in a more open minded and kind manner. Please do not prejudge anything without finding out the actual facts as some times things can actually be so simple and harmless you might not know.

I post this is because i am sad to hear that my wife's kind encouragement words to me has been regarded as bad meaning. Therefore i think although this is not shama related but still i will post this up in my blog for good.

Thanks for reading!
Alan

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Blue first outing to Lim Chu Kang

His molt should have complete by now. Started to have a little bit of form but he is not use to being around human crowds and travelling around.

Although lazy but i have to bring him out for him to get use to it. While he is travelling in the van he sub song a bit which i am glad for first outing. When i reach the farm i actually expect to see a very stressful bird when i open cage cloth but he was actually doing pretty well unlike what i expected. He settle down within seconds and start singing as soon as he hear the nice melody from the wild, play cage and i can tell he is enjoying himself very much too!

Another thing i notice about him is that his stamina seems pretty good. He sings he play cage plus the first outing stress, all these did not make him open beak at all.

As i am very particular about character and display. Birds i choose if possible best would be birds that don't open beak easily. To me these birds don't perform very long and does not look good if they constantly open their beak and pant.















Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Putting some first moult shama for sale.

Selling them as "pet Quality" as they did not molt to their full potential and i can't possibly wait till second molt. So they will be sold as it is basis. Currently, their tail lenght is between about 9" to 10" therefore by third molt should be 11" or more. They are price at sgd $3000 onwards, kindly contact me at 93827850.






Monday, August 5, 2013

Blue Factor

I just name him today. He is now going through his second molt. The reason i call him blue is because he did not get much cod liver oil maybe just twice so far in two months but his head to tail has very nice blue shine. Many of us still confuse till today what is really needed or right to give to our birds during molt. I must say me too ! Haha..! I am just being honest :p

Blue is always in my kitchen toilet i can't really see his condition so far into molt but i can see and his soft curvey tail. Today i can't resist anymore i lure him out to have a short session of chai fun! Under a bit of sun shine i am like wow! Blue blue leh ! Haha..! So naming him is easy in this case !
I hope i get more of these quality in future wish me luck ya!

Thanks in advance!