Lunar eclipse by the pool side

If I had it my way, I’d probably kick my son’s ass outdoor every evening instead of keeping him too much indoors. You see, when I was a little girl, I spent most of my time outdoor, and I get pretty wistful at times because my boy did not get the simple pleasures I used to have when I was a little girl. Sometimes, I wish I could take a stroll by the beach with my boy or a take a little hike on a hill.

The closest thing that we can get to stroll along the beach is a walk around the swimming pool and the closest thing we can get to a hike on a small hill is climbing the damn stairs whenever the elevators to our apartment is out of service. TSK! It’s such a shame, isn’t it?

But…I guess, it’s okay. Time changes and it’s not my fault that we had to live in the city to earn a living. And I do make up for my son by bringing him to chill out with me whenever I can or whenever the weather permits it.

I heard of the lunar eclipse a couple of days ago, and I got really excited for it. I was anticipating the lunar eclipse and I decided to persuade my family to see it with me.

My husband agreed to accompany us to watch the whole process of it. Since my husband is beat up from work, we did not go far to watch the lunar eclipse. Instead of driving to the planetarium to watch it, we decided to just watch it from the playground compound of our home.

I was so excited about it that I packed up some food so that we can have it while witnessing the entire process. You see, the whole process takes about 2 hours, so I wouldn’t want any of us to go hungry. My husband, on the other hand bought the netbook with him because he wanted to compare the lunar eclipse with the live streaming from Angkasa, but unfortunately for him, the broadband fails him. LOL.

I know this is nothing much in comparison to spending time feasting in an expensive fine dining restaurant, but I think nothing beats playing the swing while waiting for the moon to rise. It’s not something that you get to do every day and it’s something you cannot buy. πŸ˜€

Anyway, when the moon finally rises from the sky and took a peek from beneath the dark clouds, we discovered that we cannot possibly watch the eclipse from the playground cuz the sight of moon was blocked by buildings.

And so, we moved to the swimming pool instead, and this is where I decided to really let my hair down and get really comfortable. I rushed home to pick up the towel and changed into my bathing suit and puts on a T-shirt over it before going back to lie down by the pool side to watch the lunar eclipse with my family. (Note to self: next time bring the picnic blanket to lie down on. It’s much more comfortable)

It was really relaxing. I even managed to get a good nap by the poolside while having my feet dipped into the water as I watched the moon slowly being devoured by the shadow of the Earth.

My husband was amazed by the fact that I could easily fall asleep while lying down by the poolside and that I barely noticed him lying down beside me after awhile. My son was probably surprised too, seeing his insomniac mum nodding off, but I was not, because I always feel comfortable around water sources. Water and the sound of the gentle waves never fails to lull me to sleep. I may have a few bad experience where I nearly drowned before, but I never developed any phobia towards it like I’ve developed a phobia towards fire. Strange, isn’t it?

Overall, it was a wonderful experience. The eclipse was beautiful and we stayed there at the pool til the end of it at about 12 am.

I loved the fact that I get to see my son excitedly points out that the moon was being eaten and my husband’s flustered expression when he failed to compare the lunar eclipse with those being streamed online due to technical glitches. It’s not something I get to see everyday.LOL.

Cleffairy: Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, but about learning to dance in the rain. πŸ˜€




  1. Jeremin says:

    Wahh.. so romantic. =)
    I wish i can watch it too but i was attending company dinner and dance. By the time it finished by midnight, i was too dead beat.
    I wish i can watch with my partner as it is not daily sight.

  2. claire says:

    Yes, I saw it too last night at 10pm..though a bit cloudy… but the moon looks kind of funny so it must be the eclipse that did that…
    Hey dont lie down too near to the pool and fall asleep.. πŸ™‚

    • Cleffairy says:

      Hahaha… you saw it too, Claire? πŸ˜€ the next one is in 2014. πŸ˜€

      LOL…no worries…I sleep by the pool side pretty often wan… kakakakak…so far not yet mati lemas. πŸ˜€

  3. Isaac Tan says:

    oh! you managed to catch it too. I was at this party Heineken Thirst at Sepang when it happened. A friend was shouting at me to look up at the moon, and I just stared at it. lol!

    Your version of the lunar eclipse is way more romantic and serene.

  4. Yoong says:

    That’s a good photo you took and it’s great to enjoy such occasions, isn’t it?

    Digressing….Cleff, your posting on June 11, 2011 where you mentioned your Enid Blyton book, I thought I’d share with you that whilst on holiday in Sri Lanka this July, I came across a bookshop in Colombo and this shop stock a lot of Enid Blyton books. Check it out, perhaps they have a reprint or can help get you a copy – go to

    Which Enid Blyton book are you looking for? Perhaps I can ask around and see if I can find a copy here in Perth, let me know πŸ™‚

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