Me: Hey Mdm Y, why you not happy ah? I said jokingly.
Mdm Y: No lah, just swatting a fly.
Me: (on closer inspecting of the injured insect). Eh, its one of those wasp that parasitises on cockroaches lah…. Mdm Y, its on OUR side. Its not dead yet… I think I will rehab it.
Mdm Y: (now feeling quite bad) Hiyah, it should have worn a jersey saying its on our side
Another teacher: Yah, like HOME TEAM
An hour later after the wasp goes through rehab in a vial on my desk, I decided it should partake in the education of some fine students. It got to stay in the upper part of a test-tube and on the lower end is bicarbonate indicator with a wire gauze separating the solution and the wasp. A few hours later the indicator turns yellow from the carbon dioxide that has dissolved in it, suggesting respiration has occurred. This is all recorded on film. Problem is, I didn’t have a vial without a wasp as control… so the damn indicator could have turned colour even without the wasp as a matter of time. The wasp is then let go and flies away, recuperated from the hard whack. Thank you wasp.