The Changing Seasons: February 2020

Believe it or not, this was taken on a rainy morning. Despite the insistent drizzle, the sun did its best to assert its presence.

That has been our February.

We have been on a self-imposed social quarantine in response to the Covid-19 outbreak. We imagine we are on a staycation with lots of opportunities to entertain ourselves at home. One of the benefits of homeschooling previously is we are geared up for exactly this sort of thing. We have space and time to catch up on projects put on hold, and to make lots and lots of goodies!

Are you affected by this public health issue? How are you coping?

Leaving you with one of my favourite songs by a currently favourite band. Keep safe & stay healthy!

Feature Photo taken at Swan Lake, Singapore Botanic Gardens

This is my contribution to The Changing Seasons hosted by Su at zimmerbitch.

The Changing Seasons: October 2019

Highlight of my October is Younger Daughter & Grandparents’ (plus Me) Trip to Tokyo. We had 5 nights at Tokyo Disney Resort, 5 nights in Chiba (千葉市 Chibashi).

I haven’t been back to Japan since 2007 so was feeling a little apprehensive over my lack of the language. A Friend who visits the country several times each year assured me that that I would be fine, and after all, I was going to The Happiest Place on Earth (and she wasn’t referring to Disneyland).

Shortly upon arrival, I was reminded of how gracious the Japanese are – immigration is the most orderly and courteous I’ve encountered ever. I found this true throughout our visit as we encountered a variety of service people and folks on the street who were eager to help despite language barriers.

And of course, starting our trip in Tokyo Disney Resort was an easy way to ease ourselves into the swing of things.

Chiba-shi is the capital of Chiba prefecture.  It afforded many conveniences without a big city feel. Running through the smaller streets gave me a chance to discover havens of greenery & beauty.

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The Changing Seasons: April 2019

It is finished.

I posted my final poem for the month of April for Singapore Poetry Writing Month. It has been a crazy rollercoaster ride, and I’ve missed you all! I have been tempted to peek in every now and again but have tried very hard to stay focused on writing that one poem every day. My goal was to use a poetic form for every poem attempted; I am happy to report I managed to do just that. I wasn’t able to fulfil all 30 prompts, but on days I was too befuddled, I settled for a NoPrompt poem. 30 days 30 poems. Continue reading “The Changing Seasons: April 2019”