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Finally it rains! Yayyy!!!!
It's been dry these last two months, something unusual for a small tropical country like Singapore. Before that we had rain almost everyday (wet October to December). Sometimes we even blamed the rain for the low revenue gained from the outdoor Bar at my working place hehe...
So when there was little rain since mid January, I thought that heaven had been kind to us for giving such a 'cool' weather. Every morning on my way to work I expressed my gratitude for the dry and 'cool' weather. I didn't have to pull my long pants from the wet grasses, didn't have to watch my steps to accidentally splash the puddle of mud, didn't have to dry my slipper and shirt out, and so on.
|Victim of the drought @Punggol Waterway|
It continued on until the grass turned brown, the trees became bald from its withered leaves, the pond became shallow and eventually dry, and the government started worrying about our limited water supply.
At office colleagues conversed about taking less bath. With friends we joked about taking a bath using the washing clothes' soapy water (as not to waste). Others worried about possibility of increase in water usage fee.
So this morning, when I went for a toilet break, I was looking at Facebook status. Apparently some area in Singapore had been blessed with rain. I told myself, "When will our turn come??"
Suddenly I heard pitter-patter sound from the toilet's window. Wow!!! It came here too! I was very exciting and faster finished my business. I opened my room's curtains wide opened, also my son's room's curtains as I wanted the room to enjoy the view too. And together we witnessed the falling rain.
I ran towards the balcony to watch at greater view. I moved forward trying to touch and let the water dropped on my opened palm. The clouds were greyish and dark. I took a deep breath to enjoy that significant rain smell hhhmmmmmm........ "I'm missing you so much...." whispered me to the falling rain.
Suddenly I became poetic trying to update my Facebook status hahaha.. But after a while the sound stopped. When I took a peek, the drop was stopped too. Oh, that excitement lasted very short. My feeling changed to disappointment very soon. But at least it dropped by for a while, I consoled myself. Suddenly it rained heavily, and after a while it stopped again. "Ah, maybe they took turn to wet the whole Singapore," again I consoled myself.
I could see one by one my friends posting about the rain in their areas too. Now it was raining on and off. At least, it came by and brought me with short excitement. Thank you, thank you, and thank you. Please come again! I love and miss you so much Rain! :)