Why is it still freezing in April?

That’s the common complain from everyone in UK.  It is quite strange that it snowed in March and the temperature is still hovering around the low single digit when by right it is already Spring.  Hopefully we won’t have to endure this for too long.  I really miss the sun.  Especially since my holiday in Asia just ended recently.  A quick update on what’s been going on….

Piano Lessons

I’ve since learnt 2 more Bach pieces.  I’m really enjoying the lesson.  I find it quite therapeutic.  Although initially I wanted to push myself harder by aiming to sit for the exam, I don’t see a need for it now.  I’m taking it easy, at my pace.  There are weeks which I have a lot of spare time to practice and there are weeks where I”m swarmed with work and have no time at all to practice.  My piano teacher is understanding and always support me.  I guess in a way I’m paying for it.

Anyway here’s a sample of the 2 pieces I”m talking about.  What do you think?

Holiday in Asia

I decided to head back to KL on my own after being convinced by my family.  It was indeed a fun trip.  I decided to try Singapore Airline and stay over in Singapore for a few days to hangout with friends and visit all the new places.  I had a very good time eating and generally seeing the new Singapore.  So much has changed since my last trip there for work in 2006.

After Singapore, I went to Taipei with my parents, younger sis and baby old nephew.  I was the designated baby helper, that means carrying the baby pram and baby as and when it is required.  I have to say it was quite fun and not too tiring.  Initially I was worried about not being able to sleep at night since the baby needs to be fed at night but I didnt hear much.  We ate a lot in Taipei and bought a lot of snacks too.  I think my parents enjoyed it.

I didnt have many days left after Taipei and Singapore but still managed to meet up with a few close friends and generally just spent time with my parents.  Luckily the Star Trek exhibition was still on, so I went with my youngest sis.  It’s nothing spectacular.  The display items looked old and not well kept.  At least I got to see the ‘bridge’ and the ‘transporter’.  I was hoping that the parliament will be dissolved and that the general election will take place during my time in KL.  Well I had already registered for postal vote so it didnt really matter.

When one gets too tired to walk any further, take a pic of Gardens by the Bay from MBS.

Easter Break

As usual, at the last minute we decided to rent a car and head to Snowdonia, North Wales.  This would be our second trip to Snowdonia.  This time we asked Cec and Charles to join us and the weather is not as ‘friendly’.  On top of that, the week leading to Easter there were several reports of people being rescued from Snowdon due to snow and ice.  So everyone in office was constantly giving us advice.

While it was freezing, we managed to do one 2 hrs hike and drove around the North Wales coast.  While the train has not been build leading to the summit, due to severe weather, snow and ice, it was unfortunately closed.  Looks like we’ll have to attempt a 3rd trip to get ourself up to the summit.  There is no way I’m going to hike. hehehehehe

Can't believe what a good view AND weather we experienced today.

On a 2 hrs hike before heading back to London. Good exercise.

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