Friday, February 10, 2006

Thank you

Thank you, thank you for all your encouragement and support. But it's also very stressful leh....*bites finger*. Ok, this auntie here promises to try ok? But this will be a general blog and not just on BYJ (for the uninitiated, BYJ = Bae Yong Joon)

From a very young age, I've always wanted to see a white Christmas.

Blame it on the Christmas songs, the movies, Christmas cards and most of all, the many Enid Blyton books that were a staple diet when I was growing up.

Growing up in a tropical country, just a few degrees away from the equator, snow seemed so very romantic and wonderful... warm chocolate, fireplace, snowman, etc... all made even more appealing during the scorching hot months of July, August. A bathtub full of snow... hmm...

Of course watching Winter Sonata made this desire even greater. hahaha!

Last year, back in UK for a family visit, I finally got my wish. It was one of the coldest winter for a long time.

One early morning, shortly after Christmas, I woke up, drew apart the curtains and was greeted by this sight.

I was so thrilled, I shouted to my still sleeping hubby:"Hubby, hubby, snow, snow!!!!"

I felt like a little child that had just been given a toy that she had wanted for a long time.

Isn't this a beautiful, lonely picture? Blue, blue sky, white snow, bare trees, empty, winding road. I kept thinking of April Snow. And wish I had brought the cd with me. But I've subjected that poot hubby of mine to enough Korean pop back home alreday and shouldn't subject him to further torture when we're on holiday.

But I do wish I was able to listen to that song then.


bb said...

i was thinking AS too when i saw that lonely tree on snowy road picture :p

'the road'... so apt.

p.s. aiyo, singapore so very hot hor?

marissa said...

Hi Tiff,

You took those photos? I like the framing and yes it definitely reminds us of AS.

mishio said...

Hi Tiff-
Enjoyed your pics: so glad you were able to enjoy a picture-perfect Christmas that you'd always imagined! So, this is countryside in UK? Nice, very nice.

joycebay said...

Hi Tiffany
I love Botak trees, they are like art pieces to me, so really love winter scenery. The Winter Sonata trees makes me feel like going to see winter wonderlands in Korea. Dreaming.......

Toujours_BYJ said...

Hi Tiff
I'm glad that you enjoyed your trip in UK and had a white Christmas.
It's true that this year Europe has one of the coldest winter, and it's still very cold here. The winter is so long and so cold that I'm dreaming about some vacation in a country with hot weather.

Jos said...

Hi Tiff,
Wish you could post more pix... :)

bb said...

huh? no update yet? :p