|Orchard Road 1960's|
This morning there was a deluge and a few areas in Singapore was flooded. Bedok, Eunos and Paya Lebar were some of the affected areas.
But it's an auspicious day, so I thought I would just sound a paragraph about what had happened this morning. What's a little rain and being a little wet if you get that 4D number 8118 (fart yart yart fart) as it's read in Cantonese dialect and means, Good Luck, Everyday Good Luck?
I never buy 4D but this rare combination of early morning rain, heavy flooding, stalled vehicles and water in buses is definitely unique. No need to go looking for vehicle number plates. Good luck readers; spare me some if you win...
😊 Showers of blessings!
Peter Chan, 70s music man and current businessman, sent me some pictures of floods in Singapore. Here's one (image above) that occurred at Orchard Road in the 60's. No, it wasn't the first time the recent flood devastation happened at glamorous Orchard because since recorded statistics there had been floods on our island since the 1950's onwards.
|Johnny Cash Sleeve Cover|
There are many C/W songs about floods and the more popular ones are When It Rains It Pours by Merle Haggard, High Water by Bob Dylan, Rainy Day Blues by Willie Nelson and Steady As The Rain by Dolly Parton.
|A flooded street in Singapore 2010.|
Image 2: Johnny Cash from Google.
Songs about Rain and Floods:
Singing in the Rain - Gene Kelly
After the Rain - John Coltrain
All I Needed Was The Rain - Elvis Presley
Ain't No Sunshine - Jose Feliciano
Black Summer Rain - Eric Clapton
Coloured Rain - Eric Burdon n The Animals
Early Morning Rain - Bob Dylan
Fool In The Rain - Led Zeppelin
|8th January 2018 (from Straits Times, Singapore)|
Money for Floods - Joan Baez
Down in The Floods - Blood, Sweat and Tears
Texas Flood - Willie Nelson
High Water - Bob Dylan
Have you ever seen the rain? - CCR
Here Comes The Flood - Peter Gabriel.
When the Levee Breaks - Led Zeppelin
Just a taste of the floods. Carry on to contribute if you can.
|8th January 2018 Bus Stop.|
There is no intention of making fun of the people involved in the rain and floods that have affected these areas in Singapore. Water-logged vehicles, wet commuters, pedestrians and hospitalised individuals suffer much during these inclement weather conditions. It's always looking for the silver lining that's important.
Original article: Andy Lim.
Images: Google and The Straits Times Press.