blue sky ~ 蓝天


i thot this was one of the nicest blue sky i seen in recent days.
Originally uploaded by yl.

i woke up to a nice blue sky today. cheerful blue sky with beautiful cloud formation.

in our hectic lives, just when was the last time U saw such beauty blue sunny sky??? i thot the day would be such a beautiful sunny day…… i spoke too soon.

after lunch, dark clouds lumbered…… threatening to cry soon…… and we have to go pay respects to my late maternal grandma and grandpa,whom i had never met. even my mom doesnt really remember him as he passed away when she was three. my maternal grandparents had 9 children. and most of us were up there in the pagoda’s veranda….. so you could imagine just how crowded the veranda was then, with all the sons, daughters, daughter-in-laws, son-in-laws, grandchildren and ermmmmm grandchildren-in-law…..

anyway, by the time we reached the Mount Vernon columbaria to pay respects to my maternal grandma and grandpa, the drizzle had escalated to a tropical thunderstorm with gales of strong wild wind tat could rival the famous Hong Kong hurricades. it doesnt help either tat we are right on top of the pagoda with open verandas. the strong winds blew out our candles and threaten to do the same with the lit joss sticks. it was almost impossible… and in order to prevent the lit joss sticks from being extinguished by the excited winds, we, namely my mom, my eldest auntie and me, had stood erect beside the makeshift (out of two styroform ice boxes….. eldest uncle/aunt are fishmongers) offering altar, trying valiantly to block the wind and rain.

the result?? several blown out joss sticks, two blown out candles & three very cold and drenched females, one of which is, of course, yours sincerely. however, strangely, when the time came to burn the paper offerings, the weather miraculously cleared up for the fire to burn merrily, with its fiery tongues lapping up the offering hungrily. divine intervention?? hmmmmmm perhaps.


好久没有在睡醒的时候看到那么美的天空了。一个开朗的蓝天,配搭美丽的云朵。在我们忙碌的生活中恐怕已经很久没有看到那么漂亮的天空了。本以为这天的天气会是很美丽的。。。。哪知道。。。话可真的不能说得太早!!午饭后,天空已绷着脸,快要哭了!!而这时候我们还正在准备去扫我外祖的幕呢!说到我外祖,我只记得外婆,外公却没缘分见到,连妈妈都不记得自己父亲的样子了。。。外公过世时,妈妈只是一个三岁的小姑娘。外祖生前育了九名子女。百年后,外祖的骨灰安在骨灰塔第四层。而这一天,大部分的后代都到了,骨灰塔上的拥挤,可想而知。

到达骨灰塔时,天不做美,已下起倾盆大雨!!而风速可和香港的暴风雨相比!!这时候的我们却在开放设计的骨灰塔第四层上,奋勇地以身挡着风雨,不让风吹灭我们(所谓我们,是指我,我妈和大妗)所点燃的香火。这几乎是不可能的事。结果,香被吹灭了一半,蜡烛也灭了,而我们是又冷又湿。但说也奇怪,到得烧金银纸时,天空忽然收敛了它的怒火,让我们不费吹灰之力就把金银纸烧了。神秘力量??可能吧!!

This entry was posted in beginnings/人自处, sights. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *