Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Rain, Rain, Go Away...


I feel like Paddington Bear...


Vancouver is well-known for its rain...Everybody who heard I was moving here gushed about how beautiful it is, and it was immediately followed by a comment about the rain.


My thesis-supervisor told me to buy a BIG umbrella and she warned me I would be looking for Noah and his ark come November because it would have rained so much...


Indeed, it rained the first day I worked. When I came for my interview, the weather behaved and I went home thinking people might have been exaggerating. But true enough, it rained my first day. And I had no umbrella (in my defence, I wanted to know what kind of rain they had before deciding whether I wanted a folded or standard one--I've learnt I might need both). Good thing my co-worker lent me his, and another found me a spare one she kept in her car.

I bought an umbrella from the university bookstore immediately.


Now I need rain boots and I need a rain jacket.

And I feel like Paddington bear...


I've been playing Bobby Vinton's "Rain, Rain, Go Away" the past few days, and today, I wrote my own on the way home on the bus...


Rain, rain, go away,
Come again another day,
Rain, rain, go away,
Daphne wants to go and play.

Daphne woke up one day and wanted to go and play,
Mummy looked out the window and said oh dear, it’s raining today,
I don’t want you to catch a cold, so for now, let’s play inside,
That’s too bad, mummy, cos the real fun’s all outside.

Rain, rain, go away,
Come again another day,
Rain, rain, go away,
Please let Daphne go and play.

And then the raindrops they stopped, and the clouds they came out white,
The sky was blue again now, and the sun was shining bright,
Mummy looked out the window and said what a beautiful day,
You’ve been a good girl, so let’s go out and play.

Rain, rain, stay away,
Don’t come back for another day,
Rain, rain, stay away,
Thank you for letting me play…

                                                                                ~Daphne Ling~


That cheered me up... :)


5 comments:

izzat hamimi said...

oml that is kewl! i like the song. tapi tune mcmnye?

Gough said...

I'm still in mALAYsia. :D LOVING THE RAINNN

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Izzat,
NIce to see you again.
Tune from Bobby Vinton's "Rain, Rain, Go Away"...YouTube it! Lol.

Daphne Ling said...

Hey Joanna,
I love the rain if I don't have to go out!!!

tamarapaulin said...

I was raised in Northern B.C., where we had a lot of snow and very cold winters. Compared to that, rain is not too bad. It makes the air smell nice and fresh.