Today I went out for the first time after the latest new measures were implemented in the country, asking everyone to remain at home as much as possible.
Public parks are one of the few places people are still allowed to visit. They haven’t been shut off… yet.
Everywhere we look, there are reminders that we are living in a totally different and unexpected world.
Everything has changed too fast and too much.
Perhaps its all we can do, to hold on to little moments of physical freedom.
Inhaling the beauty of greenery around us, embracing the expansive blue of the sky, and sighing in quiet joy with the morning shadows.
Behind every cloud is a silver lining, right?
This is why we need friends with cars. So that you can go to ulu cafes in the jungle for tea.
It felt like such a long time since I took the camera out to take pictures of lovely things and spaces. Much needed connection with the simple and beautiful things.
On a day when the mental fog felt so thick and heavy… I was thankful for the motivation to go outdoors.
The brother got a new toy and we had some fun with that too.
Was not exactly in the best state to enjoy a holiday. But it was a cherished and precious opportunity to visit my favourite country outside Sg, and I think we did make the best of it 🙂
As I sat down for lunch, I noticed this little guy was at the bottom of the wall. He hardly seemed to be moving, if at all.
About 10 minutes later, I looked in his direction and saw that he had made it this far. Wow, that was fast, I thought.
At the end of my lunch, as I was packing to go off, I took one more look at him and saw that he had made it to the top of the wall, and seemed to have reached his destination among the bushes.
Slow and steady. You will make it.
That I am trying my best to try my best.
When no bikes are available for cycling, you make the best of the outdoors anyway, by imagining it’s your favourite season on an island in the tropics.
On a morning I was free, it struck me that it had just rained heavily. I yolo-ed and reorganised my plans for the day so that I could visit the Botanic Gardens.
I wasn’t disappointed.
The smell of wet grass, the not-too-warm-yet sunlight on my skin… the excitement of taking photos under such friendly lighting… Everything came together to make it a beautiful morning experience.