Coming from a tropical country, conversations with my friends run the range between “Hey, it’s hotter than usual today” or “The rain never stopped today, what a bummer” or to put it in the local slang, “Wah seh, today the weather damn hot sia”. Snow is never part of this daily ruminations over the weather changes here in Singapore.
And so, like any typical person who does not regularly come in contact with snow, it means only one thing for me – playtime!
I know, I know, it’s different when you live with snow for months at end but hey, I get to live under the hot, humid and sweltering sun for months at end too! Playing with snow in the cold weather is an awesome escape for me.
So it’s all fun and laughter but I soon learnt that snow is best enjoyed with company.
Alone, it is awkward to explain to the kids queuing behind you that yes, I am indeed pushing myself off that slope and down all for my own enjoyment.
It also does not help to be stopped from going down with everyone else because I just happened to choose a spot dangerously close to the barriers set up. As a consolation, everyone else was held back to allow me the pleasure of sledding down the slope all by myself.
Imagine that, a whole slope at my disposal while the whole group of adults and children watch and await my descent to the bottom. That was so fun and definitely not awkward…right??
Alone, just climbing up that slope by yourself seems to take so much more effort than with others.
Alone, you would not have captured moments like this…
Oh well, can you guess which photos are from my solo fun with snow? (*hint* I’m not in them…;))
Do you think it’s more fun to play with snow alone? Please do share, I would love to hear your stories! 😉