Sunday, 21 September 2008

New week

It's another Monday morning. I woke up to a wet patio. It must have rained heavily last night. Funny how I can't hear the rain anymore since I moved here even though I'm such a light sleeper. At my parent's place, I would surely wake up to the sound of rain pelting on the roof and instinctively reach below my bed to comfort Rusty who would be shivering with fear. I wonder how he copes with rainy nights these days, that little coward.

While driving the boys to school on the wet road, we stopped at the first traffic junction. YK said "I hate stopping at red lights." I was quick to reply that he can't hate it as much as I do. There are 16 traffic junctions from our house to his school 5km away. By the time I get to my office, I would have driven past 36 (yes, I counted!) traffic lights. This morning, we were experiencing the Red Wave which saw us stopping at almost every single one. A 10 minute journey stretched to 20 minutes.

Anyway, I still appreciate the road system in Singapore. The roads are so well planned out with ample signage and traffic lights, you can never get too lost driving here.

This morning I've also embarked on a new diet. I've been eating too much refined carbs for breakfast, I end up feeling so tired and sleepy by mid-morning. Over the weekend, I bought some sweet potato and pumpkin for my breakfast this week. That means I have to put them in the steamer soon as I get out of bed so that they're ready when I leave the house. I ate two sweet potatoes in the office and I am still wide awake now. I wonder if it's the novelty or simply the wholesome breakfast that's making a difference.

Thank goodness we're having a cool morning compared to the supremely hot and scorching weather in the last few days. I'm meeting a customer for coffee in town, so that's something nice to look forward to instead of being stuck to my chair all day long.

I hope your day is nice too.


Nick Phillips said...

Well, I can't say much about the road system over here though. One can get lost in their own neighbourhood even ... LOL!

jyankee said...

aren't dogs the worst??? LOL ours was afraid of the lightening too..and made such a raquet that i had to let her in at 2 am!

Amel's Realm said...

Glad to hear about the weather's coolness and that the change of diet makes you feel wide awake. :-))))

I've had a busy day...been out a lot today, so I haven't had time to do anything much in the blogosphere he he...

One of the things I like about living in a small village is that it's empty and I see plenty of space traffic jams.