Oh finally it’s raining, Alhamdulillah, after weeks of an extreme dry spell since January. Sure there were bits of rain before on a few days, but it was always just a sprinkle lasting mere minutes. And yesterday it rained a bit more than that, but still just a lightweight shower. Finally two hours ago we’ve had our real proper downpour. And though it’s just a drizzle now, at least it’s still raining. Nice.
I’m indoors, having woken up late and just relaxing on my sofa looking out at the rain. Bert had left earlier and was caught on his way walking to church for Sunday mass. But he’s all smiles when he returned even though he’s almost soaking wet. He would have loved to really walk in the rain if it wasn’t for the handphone in his pocket. I should have ran out to meet him on his way back, bearing a ziplock bag for our phones so we could walk in the rain together, haha.
A bit sucky, I imagine, for the people out enjoying their Sunday in parks and other outdoor spaces. They would be thinking, “Damn, of all the days…“, but oh well beggars can’t be choosers. We really need this rain. The photos below were taken mid last month, and the dry weather had gotten steadily worse ever since.
Another bonus of rain is that it will wash away some of the haze which has returned since a week or so ago. I’m so sick of the disgusting burning smell that greets me when I leave the house, especially in the evening.
Anyway, here’s hoping I won’t be whining in a post soon about all the floods we’re having again because now it’s raining too much, haha. Cheers.
- BBC News – February was Singapore’s driest month since 1869.