The title of today’s post is also the title of a book I came across at Borders yesterday. I didn’t read it, of course. If you come across it, you’d probably figure why I didn’t read it. What a bore. But don’t worry; it’s linked to the contents of my post.
My family went for a swim yesterday and brought my two cousins, Jon and Benjamin, along. I’ve been very lazy to swim the past few weeks – months, actually. But surprisingly, I started to get the hang of swimming again yesterday. My dad first taught me how to swim when I was a baby – nine months, I think, to be exact. Really. Well, according to them la. Then I started swimming properly when I was 8. I enjoy swimming. You feel so good, really.
So now, I’m gonna’ start swimming again. Well, I’m partly motivated to work harder at it cause’ yesterday, when I competed with Janna swimming the freestyle – guess what?
She beat me to it! When I finally touched the other end of the pool, I realized that Janna had caught up with me and I was at least 2 feet (if that’s how you measure it) behind her! I gawked at her in disbelieve, and then I screamed. How could she? Hahah. xD It was quite funny actually. My mum had already predicted that one day Janna would catch up with me. But no, I’ll make sure I speed up and beat her to it the next time.
Here are the pictures me and my dad took turns to take. It rained twice, on and off, while we were swimming. I really like the raindrop – pitter-patter – pictures. They make lovely ripples and swirls and circles on the water.
Benjamin Lee wearing my dad's super humungous sunglasses. He wears it over his specs, that's why. :P
Love this. Always been wanting to take it.
This looks more "artistic" - like a painting. I put the ISO lower, so its less sharper than the other pictures.
Ooh, ain't this lovely!
Nope, I didn't edit this two pictures. I used the Color Swap mode.
Hee. :) My dad was sitting at the side of the pool snapping us.
The spinning pose.
Fuiyoh, walking on water. See? What the CAMERA can take?
I noticed a plant growing out of the wall of a building. It was nearly one storey high. I don't know how the plant managed to crawl till up there!
Niceeee, right? Ripples in circles. I only managed to capture this because some over-sized boy did something in the pool. So, yeah. :P
After the swim, we walked over to Timesquare and I took some other shots. This is a reflection of palm leaves on a pool of water after the rain.
Reflection of Timesquare on the opposite building.
I don't really like going to Timesquare. The only thing I like about it, is BORDERS. Its the most hugest bookstore!! (Notice the unnecessary use of "most" and "-est".)
Escalators. (Its always nicer in Black and White, somehow.)
AND, for the last one, a shot of me somersaulting into the pool. I love the way the tip of my feet is touching the ground. :)
Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter. (I forgot who said this.)
Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs. - Ansel Adams