Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Rain (not the Korean guy)

Experiencing rain in the windiest city in Australia (says Google) is rather unique. When it rains in Perth, especially when it’s windy, you can literally see the rain drop “fall” from the left to the right. Imagine water gushing diagonally, easily defeating the frail and temporary shelters by singing “no use now my umbrella, ella, ella, eh eh eh…”. You might as well just chuck the umbrella away and start dancing like Rain (now this would be the Korean guy).

The uneven ground makes the walk through the rain more challenging than merely just putting one foot in front of the other. It almost looks like a freak trying to step on each tile without touching the lines that separate them (loved doing that when I was a kid). And when u unfortunately but confidently step on an uneven brick/tile with a suspiciously hidden puddle of water under it, it’ll be hello to walking-with-squishy-wet-socks-and-flooded-shoes time. That's when you'd wish Phua Chu Kang's yellow boots were in fashion.

It’s not all that bad. Australia needs some rain. Somehow it just rains a lot at one go, and you won’t hear from rain for another few months. And you’ll see ads on TV asking everyone to save water—shower together.

Though it makes me emo sometimes, I do like the sound of rain. Though it jams up the roads most of the time, I’m grateful that the eco system is running its cycle. Though the unexpected rain ruins a well-planned outing, there’s still the alternative of singing~ singing in the rain~


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