Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Hard To Sleep

These days I'm having a hard time to sleep at night.

And of all the reasons, it is because of banana tree.

Yes. Banana tree.


Feeling weird?

Well if you ever heard of Malay people's myths, there is one about 'pontianak(a kind of ghost) living under the banana trees'.

From what I heard these ghosts living under the tree tend to search for virgins and suck their blood or whatsoever in order to maintain their beauty.

And there are banana trees planted behind my house which face me through the window in my room.

And I am scared.

Now you know why I can't sleep.

Maybe because I was raised in a Malay family since I was born until the time I went to kindergarten. So maybe I have some influence on this. o.o

Although there's nothing happen during my bedtime I find myself trembling almost every night and hard to close my eyes.

Please...can anyone help me?

24 comments:

Malek Ku said...

wohoo...spooky area

Mr Lonely said...

same as me.. T.T

Joseph and Joanna said...

got try count sheep to sleep ? :)

Magdalene Heuk Salvatore said...

Malek Ku: yeah it sure is creepy...> <

Mr Lonely: same as you? what about you??

Joseph and Joanna: nope...never thought of it...maybe can try it...thanks for advice! =)

si biskut said...

ye ker pontianak duduk bawah pokok pisang?baru kali nie aku dengarnya.

jomsantaisekejap said...

i never heard about that..i thought pontianak live not under but stay on the tree itself and they will watch whoever she want to tumpang...
Maybe your problem will be solve when you cut the banana tree.. if you have one, but if have more than one...i suggest you buy nails and paku them at the neck.. :-)

ALBERT said...

that's scary hope you can overcome that someday Godbless, always pray

sHeRrY said...

sry but I can't help but laugh at your situation... Actually, I thought you had a more serious situation^^, Although I respect your country's traditions but scientifically banana trees wont ever have ghosts^^, Honestly I'm a lil scaredy cat and upon only reading your post I got goosebumps^^]

Mr Lonely said...

i means same as me hard to sleep at night lor..

Magdalene Heuk Salvatore said...

si biskut: erm...aq pun tak tau betol ke tak...pernah dengar mekorang kate lah...> <

jomsantaisekejap: well yeah..some said they live inside the tree itself...i dont think i dare to cut down the tree or nail them...cos i dont even dare go near them...>"< anyway thanks for your advice =)

albert: thanks buddy =)

sherry: hahaha it's okay...i never thought my scary post can be funny post too lol. that's a good sign. ^ ^ well yeah maybe i'm having a more serious problem like having hallucination or panic attack...hope can get rid of it soon...bdw i'm sorry for making you afraid~ >"< sorry sorry~

Mr Lonely: ooo i seeeeeee xD

: : - LoLLy - : : said...

My gosh, now I know the truth story of Pontianak ~~

Interesting story(because I like ghost, fairy tale and magic story) and at the same time it sounds so scary yoo... >_<

Errr, you know what am I doing now?? Hahaha !! I'm biting a banana when I am reading your blog post.. >>__<<

Liki said...

haha u think too much lah ;D

gingerSnaps said...

hahaha don't be afraid. Forget the myths. There is no ghost!

EeSoon said...

hahaha... banana~~
I have papaya tree outside my house!
opss...does pontianak hide under
papaya trees too?
hmmm...

Ikmalia Anindita said...

i know bout it. im indonesian anyway. but in my country we called it "kuntilanak". yeah it's super spooky.

but listen. all you have to do is imagine if Damon Salvatore will come to help you when this pontianak want to suck your blood. look what his got!! a vervain and sharp wood.

Magdalene Heuk Salvatore said...

fang: walau A...u eating banana now? LOL i like ghost stories too but im scared ~.~

liki: yeah i know hahahahaha too imaginative xD

gingersnaps: okay~ i'm getting better now xD finally had a good rest last night =)

eesoon: papaya?? i duno about papaya wor...if got stories about papaya then mati! there's even more papaya trees near me!! X_X

lkmalia anindita: oh..indonesian call it as kuntilanak? i see...and i was LOL when i read the next line hahahahaha!! yes i can imagine Damon will come save me with vervain and sharp wood yeah~~~ > < thanks alot for your advice!! it really comforts me xD

Kelvin Tan said...

Cheh, this one is not true lah.

Pontianak, I've yet to see one (I don't believe they exist). But ghost/spirits, yes I've seen before.
FYI, spirits/ghost don't simply go around and kacau people one.

--andy-- said...

eh..chop down, and make goreng pisangs?

SonnyKazu said...

oooh... I see tree bushes when I look through from my hostel window... and it's dark when at night... huhu~~ scary!

Magdalene Heuk Salvatore said...

kelvin: yameh??? wow cool~ i feel relieved after u said they don't simply go kacau ppl...thanks!! xD

andy: LOL later i turn into one after eat the pisang goreng xD

sonnykazu: yes i can feel how u feel...very scary leh~~~ > <

topjer said...

wowww,, cool pic, is it bananas??

Magdalene Heuk Salvatore said...

topjer: yes it is xD

milary little pig said...

@_@ pontianak? XD

Magdalene Heuk Salvatore said...

milary: i was just paranoid. haha.