Shit Happens…

I read about this many times in the papers and heard scary stories from people who were victims. Mum was worried, as I work late quite often. I assured her it would be fine. I didn’t expect to fall victim to this, especially when I wasn’t alone. There I was at Al-Safa, after a shisha session with friends. Was talking to Jeen for a bit when it happened. rif was at the mamak, paying the bill. This dark, skinny Malay/Indon guy lunged at me, and pulled my handbag from my right shoulder. The impact caused me to fall on my hips, and I hit my head on the pavement. It happened so fast, and I hadn’t let go of my bag. I was dragged a little bit, before I finally let go.rif who was a 100 meters away saw it happen, and ran after the guy, who escaped with his accomplice on a white motorcycle. My friend gave a chase, but they sped off so fast, it was pointless. At that time, all I could do was cry. My things. They were all precious to me. rif bought them. My wallet was a birthday gift, the camera was a Christmas present and the bag was a gift when we were holidaying in Italy.

And my phone, with all my contacts, 2 thumb drives with very important work and data, my ipod, and notes. I had about RM200 cash, plus 60 sterling pounds in there. Plus my ATM cards, credit card, my discount vouchers, my discount cards, my membership card….ARGHH!! I felt a blunt pain on my right hip where I fell, a sore bump on my head where it hit the pavement and a stinging pain where the skin on my shoulder used to be. Just when I thought my week couldn’t get any more shitty, this happened. I sat there, inconsolable for half an hour. rif and our friends took me to the Damansara Utama police station to make a report, and he took me to UH after that to get an x-ray and my wounds tended to.

Good thing he had the car keys that night. He usually asks me to keep the car keys in my bag. Couldn’t sleep the whole night, even though I was exhausted. Images of what happened kept flashing through my head. rif took care of me till morning, and my mum came in to check if I’m alright. Both my arms hurt because the left shoulder got scraped and the right shoulder was bruised from the pulling.

Apart from losing my favourite things, minor injuries and trauma, I’m pretty much alright. Do bear with me for the next few days, and I’ll be back with more food reviews.

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  1. Hin Ching says:

    Well—there's nothing better than knowing you are fine apart from a bruise or two. Hope you have backups of your work stuff.

  2. eiling lim says:

    Oh sorry to hear that. I was once too a victim of snatch thief on a motorcycle. Lucky I let go and i wasn't dragged along. I lost my phones and new handbag too. But lucky you are ok and that's all it matters! Curse those snatch thiefs!

  3. Get Well Soon! Wish the Robber Hit a Lorry and DIED =]

  4. most important is, u r ok. take care ya.

  5. most important is u r ok. take care ya.

  6. material things are easy to replace, the most important thing is that you're ok apart from some bruises which will heal over time :)

  7. oh my oh my! sorry to hear about this :(
    must get well soon, k?!


  8. very sorry to hear what happened. can't imagine the hassle and frustration of having to replace everything u lost, as well as the trauma of not feeling safe anymore…

  9. My mom was a victim of snatch theft, too. Hate these people. Glad to know you are fine.

  10. Wow! (O_O;) Very sorry to hear/read about your experience. Take care and get well soon.

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  12. Nor Ramli says:

    Omg..Hope you are ok. I know the feeling and trauma. It happened to me when I was @Bangsar a few years back. Felt down and my right hand had major bruises cos my bracelet hooked to the handbag while that asshole snatched it. Glad to know you are ok.. Take Care babe!

  13. Sorry to hear what happened to you.

    Hmmm… so either a Malay or an Indonesian was the thief?

  14. Hey dear,

    Sorry to know what happened to you. The gadgets and accessories collectively will cost you lots of money to buy back. But i know what important to you is not the money and but the value since your bf got them for you. And i also know it must be troublesome to retrieve back your driving license, IC, and all the cards.

    But glad to know that you have a very good boyfriend who is always there for you. Also, glad to know you only escaped with minor injuries. Most important is you are safe – something that the victims who had died could not wish for.

    Take care and get well soon. :)

  15. sorry to hear…hope u r ok…these snatchings are on the rise now…be careful…glad u were not badly injured…sorry!

  16. iamthewitch says:

    OMG I'm so sorry it happened to you! Streets here are really unsafe now, and I don't know how but I'm sure it's a blessing in disguise. You'll see… :)

  17. Cindy Khor says:

    take your time to recover, i don't really know how to console you as i've never encounter this before.

    but hopefully, things could get sorted out (id and cards and stuff) asap. we readers will always be waiting here by your side (not physically though)

  18. What matter the most is you're alright.

    Take care…

  19. hey! cheer up:)
    what goes ard comes ard..
    hope ur ok and pls take care!
    btw i'm an avid reader of ur blog…hehe

  20. importantly, u r ok. I know u r traumatized, but i guess this is how screwed-up our country is at times.


  21. I am both angered and relieved.

    Angry for obvious reasons.

    Relieved that you didn't sustain any serious injuries.

  22. thank god you're alright. i pray that those idiots die soon.

  23. thule a.k.a leo says:

    come to think of it, you are considered lucky! you should have read many stories in newspapers that many people fell into coma or suffered serious bodily injuries!
    Apart from the hassle of making police reports, making new IC and driving license, all the cards that you mentioned (and let's not forget the stuff that lost)… you'll be alright!!! After all, rif is there! and that's what matters!

  24. Been hearing from mum's friends and my friends. It's really traumatizing. You take care now and hope those robbers get caught or beaten in time to come! *hugs*

  25. Get well soon.

  26. hey bb..I feel so sorry for you I knew how you felt because my camera was grabbed weeks ago and I lost all my precious images inside.

    Anyway, what you can take from this is that Malaysia is not that safe place anymore. Snatch thieves are everywhere. Do be extra alert when you were outside on the next.

    You should be thankful that you were not injured badly. Obviously, you will be sad of the lost items because they carried sentimental value for u. But as you know, there is no point crying over the spilled milk now, just take come time to console yourself, but don't take too long ya. Spend more times with your loved ones, tell them and I'm sure you will feel better. I always love your food review and will be waiting for you to be back with better and more food. Don't let me wait too long ya! Take care=)

  27. Nic (KHKL) says:

    So sorry to hear about your mishap. Crimes are on the rise and sad to say, we'll never be able to predict their next move. While the authority is cleaning the streets (hopefully), I guess we just have to stay alert all the time. Wishing you a speedy recovery, Bangsar Babe.

  28. good thing is you're alright, those other stuff can be bought I guess. time for upgrades!

  29. get well, soon.

  30. Which Al-Safa are u talking about? Gotta be more carefull in those area.

  31. UnkaLeong says:

    Hope you feel better soon ;) Things can be replaced..Speedy recovery yeah *hugs*

  32. SimpleGirl says:

    yes, i agree w u…until one experienced it…it could only b another story abt these sad cases happen everywhere in Msia. Anyway, thank God you r alright and those bums will get it one day! take care

  33. Poor you! I am so sorry to hear about that, those people should be shot when they are caught!!
    Hope you recover soon and do take good care =)

  34. ~Thinke®~ says:

    one could never be too careful…
    my friend once encounter before at some LRT station, early in the morning when she go to work..

    she didn't let go and got dragged for some distance, all scratches over her hands n legs even her face..

    the best thing is.. non of the passerby do anything… they just look and did nothing…

    glad that u are okay~ take care…

  35. PureGlutton says:

    So sorry to hear about this. Hope you have recovered by now & thank God you are safe.

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