Thinking on Earth

This week’s Daily Post Challenge “Earth” & the celebration of Earth Day has given me much opportunity to think about the world we live in: during my runs, visiting the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum , culminating in National Geographic’s Earth Day Run. Continue reading “Thinking on Earth”

Green is the City

I enjoy running on city streets; yet sometimes I take running in Singapore for granted.  After the recent trip to Bangkok and running with some difficulty there, and then waking up this morning to a serious haze (the PM2.5 Air Quality index on aqicn.org logged at 153 Unhealthy at 8am), I have come to appreciate the days when we can go out and run safely. Continue reading “Green is the City”

Running in Bangkok

This is the picture I have in mind when I think of Bangkok traffic: a dense conglomeration of vehicles!  The pedestrian walkways are not much better during rush hour: people thronging on the uneven pavement, stopping occasionally amidst the push & pull of the crowd to buy food or knick-knacks from carts which line the busier streets. Continue reading “Running in Bangkok”

It was going to rain

It was going to rain so it was overcast and cool; the air had that swollen feeling, like a watermelon ripe to burst; there was a eerie quiet despite traffic sounds in the distance.  I could hear the birds sing with clarity, smell the pond, feel the brush of the wind.  Everything was poised for something to happen …

But it never did.  No rain yet.

Still, a perfect morning on record.

Feature Photo: Pinecone Ginger Flowers at the Visitor’s Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens.

Running for a Cause

This past Sunday saw Loving Husband and I at the Terry Fox Run.

I’d like to think of myself as a zen runner, not overly fussed by timing, splits and such.  So, the idea of entering a race is not particularly attractive: they are expensive, the crowds can be overwhelming, and the race Ts are usually scratchy & itchy.    Continue reading “Running for a Cause”

Glittering Grass

As I sit at my usual window spot at Starbucks, I enjoy the airconditioning which makes an overcast & muggy day pleasant.  As I daydream in the relative cool, I  recall a message from my aunt in London that temperatures had climbed up to 18 degrees centigrade yesterday! Unseasonably hot for them.

While we had bemoaned the lack of snow while we were in London in December & January, it certainly wasn’t 18 degrees.  And we did have a flurry morning, so we did get to enjoy some of the magic of winter. Continue reading “Glittering Grass”

The Joys of Jetlag

Jetlag is a state of mind, a friend quipped when I related to him my ills.

Indeed, it might be for some, but I have been so dopey & tired these past few days despite a very relaxed schedule.  It has been a mental and physical struggle since returning from our 7-week stay in London. Continue reading “The Joys of Jetlag”