Some friends and I were out at the quay side along Singapore river sketching, safe from the sun underneath some shelters that are part of the al fresco facilities of a restaurant. It wasn't opened at that hour of the morning so we unabashedly crashed in and enjoyed the shade, sketching what's on the opposite bank of the river. As we sketched the sky turned darker and darker.I could see from my side dark looming clouds got thicker and heavier as they covered almost the entire skyline but leaving a bright horizon line. An hour plus later it started to drizzle so we left and went to the gallery where the Urban Sketchers from Singapore were having a group show. It rained some more and more in the later part of the day. Later in the night, we saw how the rain has caused flash floods over some parts of Singapore, but it was not comparable to what "Sandy" has caused in the East coast of US especially in NY. I have not experienced power cut for like 30 years in Singapore and I definitely do not think I could cope with a hurricane. My thoughts go to everyone who is and was in the path of "Sandy".... may they recover from it as soon as possible.
On the flag: Charlottesville, Virginia, USA sketcher Jessie Chapman sketching at Charlottesville train station with UVA Medical Center in the distance.
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