Thursday, July 15, 2021

Many Winters Ago............

I was digging my photo albums to search for one photo to send to my faithful silent reader CK Yeoh. I stumbled into many nostalgic and sentimental photos of my student days. My mind drifted back to those carefree & happy days. Maybe I should slowly share all the photos here.




I woke up and looked out of my bedroom window facing the front road. It had snowed heavily the night before. Winter is always brutal and very long in North America. 



This was the view from the back of the apartment showing houses on the left. 



The view of the houses on right side behind the apartment. My unit was on the top floor which could see NSEW.



I still had to get ready to attend college. The weather was below 0 Degree Celsius. I would walk across knee deep in cold snow to catch the public bus. Some days if lucky, my housemate would give me a lift in his car.




When it was Winter days, nobody goes outdoors much except to ski. Here I posed with the Korean Opahs at the Seven Springs Ski Resort in the mountains of Pennsylvania. 




Other days I would invite the Koreans and Japanese to eat, gamble and get drunk at my apartment every week. That's life!.... Can you spot me??






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28 comments:

  1. the snow is so thick! i would be dreaded to wake up in the morning and wait for the bus at such extreme cold weather!

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    1. The heavy snow falls could pile up to 5-6 feet high. It would be ideal for me to ski to college.

      The buses are very punctual and would arrive dot on time as per their schedules. Just need to follow the time and reach any bus stop 1-2 minutes earlier.

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  2. It's a dream of my to watch snow though I don't know will I withstand that cold. These look like some memorable moments of you from the past in snaps.

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    1. You can easily experience snow falls in India every Winter in Delhi and Kashmir areas. No need to fly so far to the West.

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  3. Those were the happy and carefree student days! I had mine too. Snowstorms are very common in America.

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    1. Those good and happy memories are priceless for me to cherish now. How I wish snow would fall in Malaysia and Singapore someday!! Just let the earth spin and tilt off the orbit a bit. LOL

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  4. Yes, I can spot you. And I spotted some Lei Chai too.

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    1. Wow!! Feast your eyes! Hot Koreans and Japanese guys.

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  5. goodness!! those snow filled photos almost look unreal. would you believe, i've never (ever) seen snow?! i'd wanted to for a milestone birthday a couple years ago but, unlucky me—nobody loved me enough to help fulfill that wish for me. sad, hey?

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    1. Don't worry! You can marry someone from Iceland or Greenland someday. By then you could see snow for 9 months!!

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  6. During the peak of hot summer days, my son would wish for winter. However, I wish for longer summers so I can still plant and enjoy the garden outside.

    TM, spotting you wasn't hard to do. 3rd photo, the standing guy at the back with the sunglasses you. That's you. 4th photo, the guy with blue sweater and eyeglasses.

    Please lemme know I am correct. Hehehehe.

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    1. I never liked the Summer in US as it was too hot and dry. I was burnt and dehydrated like salted fish. I remember the weather in Arizona was like 46C. I loved Falls the most because of the myriad of colours.

      You guessed right as my bugs bunny teeth is my trademark. You won a prize for this.

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  7. My first encounter with snow was in Beijing, but it was not heavy enough. I would like to spend a real winter at Harbin, China, when international travel is allowed.

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    1. That would be nice to see Ice Carvings in Harbin. I had seen a smaller scaled display in Seoul long ago. You should visit Hokkaido during the Sapporo Snow Festival which is the best in the world! By then you could see thick snow up to 9 feet high on the roadside! Faints!

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  8. Of course I can spot you! ;) You have a very big collection of old photos (including your parents young days). I'm assuming all these photos are stored physically in albums so I can imagine a lot of your cupboard space must be used up to store many photo albums. That first photo is like a picture out of a postcard. Good memories for you, I'm sure.

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    1. You are so smart and correct. I have too many old photo albums inherited from my parents which included my grandfather's wedding photos taken before World War One!! I have very few albums for myself as I had never traveled the world like my parents. Someday I will have to throw or shred all the photos away. Might as well, I select some and post at my blog.

      I am delighted to hear that the first photo looked like a postcard. So I went on to add 2 more "postcards" above in this post.

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    2. The Keyboard Warrior still flies here like a Witch on her broomstick. Need to hang some garlic and sprinkle salt around my blog.

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    3. Thanks for adding two more photos for my gazing pleasure. They look like winter wonderland postcards...especially the third one (my favourite) with snow covered trees! ;) Don't you ward off vampires (with garlic) and evil spirits (with salt) and not witches? Kekeke! :D

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  9. Oh! I love cold weather like that! My first experience of -5C was in Boston. How I wish I could go back there again! Yes, I can spot you in the last photo - on the left in blue and red :)

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    1. Wow!! You must have studied in Harvard or Yale while in Boston. Cannot be you visited there for vacation at -5C!!! Please share all your photos there. I beg you on my knees.

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  10. Alcohol and winter must mix well

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    1. Yes I used alcohol to keep myself warm & alive.

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  11. I love winter. The white snowy atmosphere. Gosh. Must be very cold. I remember my first experience with snow was in Korea. Back in 2010. So long ago but the memory of holding the snow and lying on snow are a never forgotten experience for me.

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    1. Good memories last forever! Korea has very cold winter seasons. My last visit in 2019 saw so much snow in late Spring. Shivers!

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  12. Those were the days right? You are so blessed to be able to further your studies abroad. :D

    Would love to feel snow too.

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    1. You are still young. Someday you will be able to play with snow in China or Japan. Hopefully Malaysia would snow in future as the world is changing so much.

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  13. Really fun, I can see especially during the younger years! NO fear and very adventurous then.... I miss the good old days too, looking at the pictures really bring back the fun memories!

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  14. My friend told me about her uni life at US during winter too which I thought she was crazy. She would open the window during winter and enjoy the chilling weather. >_<

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