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On Saturday we went to SanShia to take a hike in the mountains and play with the fireflies. We saw lots of other creepy crawlies… gigantic snails, leapin’ lizards, centipedes and whatnot. The fireflies were definitely the more elegant of the lot. I find them magical, they remind me of fairies and other mystical creatures. Ahji was designated firefly catcher and Jaylene carefully scrutinized each one to determine whether it was a boy or a girl. Boys have two lights while girls have only one.
As it’s a bit hard to take a decent picture of a firefly in the dark and rain, so all I have to share with you is the sign. I’m sure you don’t want to see the shot we took of the centipede.
Our firefly co-hunters were a bit concerned that I was out and about as it hadn’t been a full month yet since I gave birth. They were worried about the rain falling on my head. I guess it’s a continuation of the tradition where the new mom isn’t supposed to wash for a month. I was more concerned about the hike… I’m really out of shape! Guess I better get back into the habit of actually doing exercise!
About a year ago, I was feeling all depressed because perfect strangers were perfectly willing to give me their seats on the MRT (the metro). I wasn’t appreciative of the fact that they thought I was pregnant.
Now that I’m term, ready to deliver any day, I’m all sad because people won’t give me their seats. The whole “make eye contact, quickly look away and pretend to fall asleep in 0.3 seconds” is sooooo lame people! I am thankful for those who do give up their seats, and I make sure that I only take it when my back is absolutely killing me (which unfortunately is quite often these days.)