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Tea with AK71: Life.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

I like the Bukit Merah and Telok Blangah area for all the gigantic trees.  They provide shade and soften the surroundings of the neighbourhoods with all their concrete structures.  These trees must be very old.  One of them fell today across several lanes in Jalan Bukit Merah just across from Jalan Membina and obstructed traffic in both directions, crushing a van in the process.  Traffic came to a standstill.

More than ten SBS buses lined up on the extreme left lane as they could not move on. Hundreds of passengers must have been affected. Cars had to back up, reversing all the way to the T-junction with Kim Tian Road.  Alternative routes were jammed up as well as it was the morning rush hour.  Imagine the chaos and I was caught in it!

As this took place close to my home, I turned back and came home, calling the office to take a day's leave from work. A frightening thought came to mind that it could have been me. What if the tree had fallen on my car and crushed me in the process?  Scary thought.  Life is so very fragile.

At home, I drew the curtains which I rarely do and let in the sunlight. I did some gardening, something I've not done for a while. I washed the balcony and cleaned the French windows. I boiled some barley water for my very bad throat and put some dirty laundry to wash, using a new washing powder my mom got for me which supposedly allows indoor drying without any odour.  I might go see a doctor for my throat later too.

All these generated a thought: I used to always fight for what is right and what should be. As I age, I understand more and more that, sometimes, it is futile to fight especially if the situation is beyond our control. Life can be uncomplicated which can only be a good thing.

OK, the washing machine is beeping which means the laundry is done. Have a good day, everyone!


CreateWealth8888 said...

Don't put off till tomorrow what you can do today, for there may be no tomorrow. (by wei ling)

AK71 said...

Hi CW,

Carpe diem. :)

bummy said...

AK, hope you recover quickly.

AK71 said...

Hi bummy,

I hope so too. Thanks. :)

Anonymous said...

get well


AK71 said...

Hi chan,

Thanks! Maybe, I should give some of my medicine to the stock market. ;p

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