Mrs Mojo the Tokay Gecko

When I was little, being born in a mixed culture background, I find myself fortunate to experience both sides of my parent culture. During year end school holiday, I sometime will spend my holiday with my maternal grandparent at the kampung (village).

Back then, I was a naughty and restless girl. To make me stop from giving my grandparent hard time, my grandmother used to scare me with house gecko. I’ve heard how house gecko sounds like and I find it pretty scary especially at night but never had the opportunity to see one in real. I still have the trauma until today though.

Recently, my brother caught one and he named it as Mrs. Mojo. 🙂

Prior to the capture of Mrs. Mojo, my brother tried few attempts such as baiting it with grasshoppers, cockroaches, sausages, chicken liver, chicken meat but to no avail, every efforts seems to fail. Mrs. Mojo’s crib was at the house ceiling. Holding on the the saying of “Never give up”, my brother installed a ‘CCTV’ at the house ceiling and watch out for Mrs. Mojo everyday from his computer monitor. To his surprise, Mrs. Mojo showed up for the first time.

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It is rumored that the house gecko or to be more specific – tokay gecko can cure HIV/AIDS patient. It is said that it has high demand from Japan and China market and lucrative price is offered to those who catch a tokay gecko alive. Some even said you can be an instant millionaire if you sell a live one.

True or not whether the tokay gecko can make you a millionaire or there’s a cure for AIDS, only time will tell. However, if there’s any interested buyer out there, you may leave your contact details under my Contact Me tab for further arrangement as my brother is willing to let go the gecko for a good cause. 🙂

8 Comments

  1. Tokek Sabah

    18 January, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Hi ladybirdmollyz.
    Not all gecko can get a millionaire price you want.
    Most buyer is looking for Tokay Gecko. I never heard people want to buy this green gecko before. Just sharing what I knew.
    Good luck with your gecko.

    1. ladybirdmollyz

      19 January, 2011 at 6:06 am

      hello tokek sabah,
      i myself is very skeptical on the lucrative price offer for this reptile but its good to know that there are gecko fan out there who’s willing to share info here.

      it seems that you have 2 tokek at home. does it sound like the tokek that my brother has?

  2. Nayi

    19 January, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    Gecko… we call it Pok Ke’r…

    1. ladybirdmollyz

      19 January, 2011 at 5:11 pm

      sound similar to my dialect-gek ke’r 🙂

      1. Nayi

        25 January, 2011 at 8:55 am

        So… kita sama… yahoo.. can i hug u? (because i’m so happy).

        1. ladybirdmollyz

          25 January, 2011 at 11:37 am

          yes you can. *hug him back* 🙂

  3. Veron

    28 January, 2011 at 12:06 am

    thats look like gek~er 🙂 heard of the price too .

    1. ladybirdmollyz

      28 January, 2011 at 7:35 am

      yes that is a gek-er. till today, im still skeptical whether this reptile is really priceless. i heard the kampung folks started to catch it. back then, gek-er is something that we used to ‘mu-wow’ of and today i guess the perception has changed. 🙂

      mena’a kadu gek-er ne ke puvung kedeh, ave tusa tai ke alu ba’e lakep ineu iye un.

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