Archive for the 'c'est la vie' Category

wind and rain

The massive downpour this morning made me think of this poem by Song Dynasty female poet Li Qingzhao:

《如梦令》
李清照

昨夜雨疏风骤,浓睡不消残酒。试问卷帘人,却道海棠依旧。知否?知否?应是绿肥红瘦。

I think that this is a nice English translation. Incidentally, while the poem notes strong winds (‘风骤’),  the rain mentioned in the poem is actually light (‘雨疏’). So it was probably completely unlike the deluge I experienced!

december descends

And snow is falling on my WordPress blog…..

last quarter

And we’re into the last quarter of the year! :O

counting down the months

11 months have flown past!!! One more month to go!!! :D

and love the wind and rain

It’s 11.44 am, I’m sitting at my table, and there is a humongous storm going on. I can hear the rain pouring, wind howling and thunder rumbling. It’s an absolute adventure out there! Too bad I’m stuck at work!

october, suddenly

And a quarter of a year more to go!!! :O

an amusing incident

Something really amusing happened to me yesterday evening……

Was supposed to meet my friends for dinner and decided to take a train there. The MRT I boarded wasn’t crowded. There was an Indian guy (almost an uncle, but not quite) sitting down, with an empty seat on each side of him.  I sat down on his left. Almost immediately, he slid over to the empty seat on his right!

I was like huh????? Because I was in a normal blouse and skirt, and wasn’t wearing any (overpowering) perfume, so why on earth did he act this way? I didn’t understand it either, but I guess he saw something in me to be avoided! :P

july, suddenly

Goodness, has it been half a year already??? :O

praying for rain

Currently chanting this:

天灵灵 地灵灵 风凛凛 雨淋淋……

a breath of fresh air

Somehow, the haze dissipated and the sky over here became quite clear, so we opened the windows to let in fresh air! :)

fifty shades of grey

Left my house wearing a surgical mask this morning. Everything was tinged a dull reddish grey, and there was an acrid smell in the air. It even seemed a little grey inside my office, which is air-conditioned. Everyone got a box of N95 masks from 3M, which had expired but were still usable. Spent the rest of the day wearing one, mainly for practice.

At 11 am, the PSI reading was a whopping 400!!!

Continue reading ‘fifty shades of grey’

hazy days

Back from Bali and came home to the haze……

letting it go

By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try, the world is beyond the winning.

Laozi, Dao De Jing

 

life

My colleague J sent this image to me today……

coelho

exhausted

Have worked for the past 11 consecutive days (including the weekend), with overtime every day! Am exhausted right now, but it all paid off as our May issue has finally gone to print!

Going to spend the next few days sleeping……


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