My Horrible Childhood Memory...

~ Posted on Monday, July 5, 2010 at 1:13 PM ~

Just yesterday I was playing with Ben and all of a sudden, I had a flashback memories of my childhood... and in that instant, I remembered one childhood memory which I had totally forgotten all about... it was a horibble, horrible one... I still couldn't remember much in details but enough to write up a post of it so that I can and from now on will remember such thing happened to me long, long, long ago...

What happened long ago (I think I was about 8-9 years old) was I cleverly shoved something into my nostril and it got stuck inside. YEAP... SHOVED into my NOSTRIL and cleverly got it STUCK. Up until 5 minutes ago, I don't even know the name for the object that was stuck in my nostril, so with a little bit help from dear Google and its image search, I finally found more info to put into this post.

My dearest blog readers, that object that I shoved and then got stuck in my nostril is what we called in Malay - biji saga or the saga seeds.

This is how it looks like from the tree. You can read more about it from this link:

Photo taken from Google image search

And when you plucked off the seeds, this is how they look like:

(*Both photos taken from Google image search)

Look at that bright Ferrari red colored seeds!

How can one resist from shoving it into their nostril, right? . . . .

Ok, ok... thought I could  try and  justify my stupid act or something... Embarassed

So anyway, I remembered my mum always brought me back to her hometown whenever I had school holidays and I love spending my holidays in her hometown cos I get to see my cousins and we always had this wild crazy adventures during the daytime.. like cycling all over the village, playing cooking (or what we called 'masak-masak' in Malay), catching grasshoppers and wading into the rivers to catch TADPOLES and small fishes... crazy huh?

So anyway, one time I brought home these lovely red saga seeds and I'm not sure what I was intending to do but I ended up with one of the seed in my nostril. Heh... I have no idea how I managed to get it out of my nostril but I definitely DID NOT call for help from anybody else.

I mean, yes, at the tender age of 8-9 I am THAT naive and stupid to shove the saga seeds into my nostril but I do have the tiny bit of wisdom NOT TO humiliate myself further (or probably scared of getting scolded by my parents for my heroic evil kenievel act or something) I do remember trying to press my nose bridge in order to push the seed out and also blowing my nose hard. Am not sure whether any of this method works cos I guess part of this horrible childhood memory was still being supressed by my brain... Sigh... what a memory... 

Of course, now that I remembered part of this memory, I do get worried that Ben might one day do this and shoved something into his nostril. Gulp...

Comments (7) -


I'm reading this and trying to figure out how you got the seed out. Yeah, that was scary alright. It was definitely smart and quick thinking on your part at such a young age to figure out how to get the seed out. I worry about my kids doing things innocently to harm themselves too which is why I try to teach them ahead of time what not to do like playing near hot stuff.  

jeffrey goh

I do remember this as a child in my father work place . We used to collect it but very seldom to see this in the city already.

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Hi Rosebelle!
Oh well, I am trying to figure out how I managed to get the seed out too but I guess the memories are being supressed still...  ;(

Hey Jeffrey!
Thanks for your comment! Yeah, only in those old kampungs those days that we get to see all this nice plants and stuff Laughing


You are one cheeky mummy! =D

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I am one naughty and mischievous kid is more like it... now we know where Ben inherited his naughtiness from Tong


...or be worried that he puts the seeds in his ear. i remember my brother shoving dry paste from a tube in his ear. it was so bad that we had to go to the hospital so the doctors had to extract it from his ear. oh, and it was my mom's birthday that day, to boot.

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Hey Cheri!

Yikes! The ear?!!! Gosh...!!! That is scary! Thanks for sharing though! Now I've got one more thing to worry about! Frown

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