Category Archives: Les jours tranquilles

Night Swimming at Public Swimming Pool

Singapore has good swimming complexes by region.

All pools are open-air, and the entrance fee is low.

$2.20 on weekdays and $3.30 on weekends for adults at most of public pools.


I used to swim during night at Toa Payoh swimming complex.

As shown in the picture, public pools have 50m olympic-size pool.

It feels really great when I swim in the night, breathing with night air coupled with star gazing or when it rains so that I can swim in the raindrops.

타오위안 가는 길

2016년부터 신규취항을 시작한 에어서울

아시아나에서 만든 LCC 라서 그런지 아시아나의 향기가 난다.

공항에서는 처음보는 모습이라 사진을 찍어보았다.

아시아나의 또 다른 LCC인 에어부산과는 다른 색감이 마음에 든다.


타오위안 공항에 도착해 터미널 밖으로 나와 주차장을 향한다.

금방이라도 비가 내릴 것 같은 어두운 하늘이 반겨준다.

높고 푸르른 대만의 하늘도 좋지만, 먹구름이 가득낀 하늘 또한 좋다.

Teddy Bear at Midnight

The other day, when I was still living in Bishan, I was trudging toward my house during the night.

As I entered the apartment complex and was about to step into the lift, I saw some shapes like a human in front of me as it hung on the railing.

‘Why was a little child hanging over there in the middle of the night?’, I was thinking and slowly approached it.


Then was the white teddy bear hanging like this?!

My head stopped working for nearly three seconds, and I tried to sort it out.


The teddy bear would not crawl up by himself, please.

Someone must have put it up to surprise naive neighbours like me.

The white bear was staring at me and so was I.

A Rainy Day in City Hall

As I walked through the City Hall, it started raining in the afternoon.

I felt a bit strange to see its raining in this season in Singapore.


Singapore, where there is a lot of ongoing property development, seems to have nothing to do with the global economic recession.

City Hall, the center of Singapore, cannot escape from it as well.


The highest hotel in Singapore, Swissotel The Stamford.

It was standing up in the gray sky.


St. Andrew’s Cathedral, that used to show off her pretty white dress.

The construction was also still underway besides.


The white cathedral and the gloomy sky made a strange harmony.

More and more raindrops began to thicken.

Church of Our Lady Queen of Peace, Tanjong Katong

Church of Our Lady Queen of Peace is a catholic church located in Singapore East District Tanjong Katong.

The nearest MRT station is Paya Lebar, and buses 30, 40, 43, 76, 135, 197 and 853 stop at the church.


It was founded in 1954 and now has about 2,600 people.

Mass is in English and there is also Chinese (Mandarin) mass on Sunday morning.