It’s 1.33 am, pouring heavily outside, and I yearn greatly for piping hot dim sum to chase the cold away…..
Archive for the 'c'est la vie' Category
After six days of mourning, Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s funeral was held today. And even the heavens wept for him…… 永别了，阿公！您安息吧! 一路走好！
The massive downpour this morning made me think of this poem by Song Dynasty female poet Li Qingzhao:
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!
And snow is falling on my WordPress blog…..
And we’re into the last quarter of the year! :O
11 months have flown past!!! One more month to go!!! :D
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!
And a quarter of a year more to go!!! :O
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
Goodness, has it been half a year already??? :O
Currently chanting this:
天灵灵 地灵灵 风凛凛 雨淋淋……
Somehow, the haze dissipated and the sky over here became quite clear, so we opened the windows to let in fresh air! :)
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!!!
Back from Bali and came home to the haze……