The drama last evening

12 02 2012

The Year of the Dragon seems to have brought a fire in the sky with it. We in Singapore have been treated to some stunning shows of colours during the sunrise and the sunset, including a particularly dramatic one that came on during last evening’s sunset.

A celebration of light

4 11 2010

Last evening’s wonderful celebration of light, brought to us by none other than the master of wonderment, Mother Nature herself, I guess, is a fitting welcome to the Hindu Festival of Lights, or Deepavali, as it is known in Singapore. This would be celebrated by Hindus around the world tomorrow as Deepavali or Diwali to commemorate the triumph of good over evil, a central theme of the Hindu epic the Ramayana. For me, Deepavali would somehow always be remembered for the colourful cubes of coconut candy that a Sikh neighbour in Toa Payoh would invariably prepare for Deepavali. Incidentally Sikhs also celebrate Diwali, with the day being associated with several significant events in Sikhism. With this, I would like to wish all my Hindu and Sikh friends and readers a very happy Deepavali or Diwali.

Last evening's celebration of light.

Cubes of brightly coloured coconut candy similar to the ones a Sikh neighbour would prepare for Deepavali.

I just love sunsets …

30 07 2010

Sunsets are something that I never tire of … Sunset is a time of the day when we leave the tiredness that the day brings upon us and welcome the freshness of the night. It is a time when we can pause and reflect on our day as we prepare for the promise that the new day would bring … and the best part is sometimes, mother nature obliges with a feast of colour that she paints the sky with, a spectacle that we can only but marvel at …

The sun sets on Orchard Road on 29 July 2010.

The sun sets on Orchard Road on 29 July 2010.

The changing colours of yesterday’s sunset