Long Tan Park
I'll be the first to admit that this outfit is on the boring side for me. I was planning to wear shoes that were slightly more awesome, but it was just one of those days when the mere thought of putting on socks filled me with dread...so boring shoes and no socks were the result. Do you ever have days when you can't stomach the thought of having your feet confined to socks? Is this normal?
But just look at all of these bridges! The apartment complex that we moved into on the 22nd of August happens to be right next door to a gigantic park, complete with a little lake and a straight-out-of-fairytales island connected to the rest of the world by a zig-zagging bridge.
Angel's been running here in the mornings. I do no such thing. Instead, I stroll in at 1 in the afternoon and gasp at the beauty of the flowers, watch children feeding fish, and confuse my husband by telling him that I'm pretty sure that island is a combination of Narnia with Middle Earth with a dash of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn for good measure. When wandering through the little trail that winds around the tiny island, I feel a distinct need to call for a meeting of The Fellowship and to bestow symbolic gifts upon my knights.
Don't be alarmed, it's not like I never warned you of my obsessive love for bridges and the islands they connect me to. I envision that in months to come those who wander this park may see a couple of foreigners picnicking somewhere along the trails.
By the way, the next blog post in these parts will be our new apartment "tour". If that's the sort of thing you like, don't forget to come back!