Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Yesterday evening as I was driving out of the Church of the Risen Christ in Toa Payoh after Sunday mass I witnessed a rainbow in the sky across the road. It's not everyday that one gets to see a rainbow and it's been awhile since I last saw one. I took out my nifty mobile phone, the Sony Vivaz which have a 8MP camera in it and took a picture, a rare capture. This is the first time I've ever taken a rainbow picture. Too bad I couldn't stop to take a better full arch one because I was in a queue of moving vehicle leaving the church. I noticed a number of parishioners too whipping out their mobile phone and snapping away with great excitement.

Picture taken by me.

I've heard it many times that seeing a rainbow is good luck or something good is coming your way so I did a little research. The rainbow symbolises good news, hope, redemption and the ending of gloom. The rainbow is a bridge between heaven and earth, between your earthly self and your higher enlightened self. The gypsies believe that to dream of a brightly coloured rainbow means a happy change is coming. Whatever it is I hope that there are some truth to it.

Picture Credit: Jerome Lim

This rainbow seemed quite a 'big' one so it came as little surprise to me that a number of people have also witnessed it. One of my friend said he saw it too. On Facebook Jerome Lim posted the above shot, beautifully taken. Jerome is the winner of the Best Individual Blog 2010 Runner-Up (2nd Runner-up) - Singapore Blog Awards 2010. His blogs are filled with gorgeous photos.

Photo credit: Facebook group YourSingapore.

Another photo of the same rainbow posted on Facebook group YourSingapore.


  1. Thanks Frankie for visiting my blog. I must admit I haven't visited your blog for a while.

    The reason: I love dogs and would love to keep them as pets but do have the patience to look after them, so everytime I read your blog, the temptation to get one is strong.

    When I see my grandkids devoid of a pet I feel unhappy and wish I could buy a puppy for them. But the family agreed not to.

    Animals, as pets, must be treated like family, because like all creatures on earth, need tender and much loving care. I think we lack the time and patience. But one day soon... we hope to get one. And we will surely look after it.

    Congrats on a great blog!

  2. Hi Andy, nice to hear from you. I think people our age have an appreciation of things and music of the past. I really enjoyed reading your blog about our music and personalities of the 60's and 70's.

  3. Sorry Frankie. I missed the word: 'not' after 'do' in my second sentence, so the phrase should read, 'do NOT have the patience...'

    I thought you are a young man? I am in my last phase of life.

    Thanks again.

  4. Sorry Frankie, 2nd sentence should read, "do NOT have the patience..."

    I thought of you as a much younger person. I am into my last stage in life.

    Thanks again.

  5. Andy, I know, it is pretty obvious you mean 'NOT'. I may be younger than you but I am almost 60 : )