Thursday, June 16, 2011

It Don't Come Easy

It's funny, just when I said almost everything is back to normal, some thing is bound to happen. Soon after I made my post yesterday, I began to cough a little. Not that it's that bad but I do feel some congestion in my lungs. It makes deep breathing exercise a little more difficult. I also feel some tingling sensation around my ribs just below my breasts. I would use both my hands to rub on the ribs at an outward direction to bring some relief.

Yesterday, I went to bed early at about 11pm as I was feeling sleepy. I think I fell asleep but the sleep was not good. I was in a dreamy state. I woke up at about 3.30am for my night urine but could not sleep back after that. My breathing has slowed down somewhat and I can feel my heart pounding. My breathing became heavier. So it was rather difficult to lie down and sleep. So I thought I would go moon watching.

Well, I went out to the porch to see if I can get a glimpse of the moon eclipse but the sky was covered with clouds. Nothing to see. However, I did get a glimpse of the eclipse when the sky cleared a bit at about 5.45am but no more than 1 minute before the sky was covered with clouds again. The last time I woke up in the middle of the night to watch the night sky was in 1986, to catch a glimpse of Comet Haley that becomes visible in the sky once every 76 years. Its next perihelion passage will be in early 2062.

I spent most of my time outside the house while waiting for morning to break. It was a bit windy and I felt the cool breeze brushing over my face. It was quiet. I felt peaceful as I stared into the darkness of the night, no where in particular. The street lights were not working. I always find the period of dawn most peaceful. If in the highlands, I find this is the best time to take a morning walk or find a suitable place to sit in contemplation. If at the beach, I would lie down on the beach to hear the rhythmic sounds of the waves pounding on the beach while watching the changing night sky to another color. Stars and constellations are also visible, a perfect time to enjoy these sights. If at home, I would be asleep. I spent most of my time at home and yet I only enjoy this one pleasure of life when I am on a holiday. What a shame.


  1. Hey! So did I... I was watching Haley's comet too from Gasing Hill. I still remember that night. Thanks for the memory. It is like when u mention it then the vision appears. I still continue to pray for u.


  2. Dear Liz,

    Yeah, once in a lifetime opportunity. I watched from the roof top of a four storey shop lot.

    I hope you have recovered from your nerve attack. I am sending positive thoughts to you too.

  3. Humanity is always fascinated by the marvels of God's creation.

    "Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?" - Matthew 6:26

    God bless you, CT!

  4. God blesses everyone, even to non-believers, if not, how can God be a compassion and merciful?

    This is what I believe so far even though I don't believe in creator God.

    Anyway, no harm praying to Him, actually. Our thoughts and actions are what matter.

    I am sending positive thoughts to you too, CT.

  5. Good morning CT! just letting you know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    ~Lanie (Nanay)