Monday, 30 January 2012

A Perfect Arch

On a train ride one wet morning in Japan, I saw a perfectly arched rainbow through the window of my train. I tried to capture it. Well, the keyword here is "tried".

I know I didn't make a good job nonetheless I tried and I'm sharing. ( ̄ー ̄)
 
It was my first time seeing such a perfect arched rainbow. It was a wet, cold day that day but I consider myself lucky to experience a wet day because I got to see this! 

Anyway, can you actually see the rainbow that I tried to capture in those two photos?  (#^.^#)

"And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow"
Gilbert K Chesterton

28 comments:

  1. Yes I can see it, and I don't even have to put on my granny glasses! ^^ PS: Another lovely quote! So true.

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    1. You know who inspired me to look for quotes ans stuff? You!

      Reading your blog made somehow made me want to turn back and be the "bookwormy", poetry reciting me of my teens. ;p

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    2. Really? Well, the influence is mutual! Reading your Backyard blog has given me a new interest in Malaysia, a country that's always had so many historical links with SA, and in that wonderfully quirky raindroppy language you speak! ;)

      This blog, the Japan one, just confirms that I live in a pretty special place. :)

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    3. And I am trying to learn more about SA and quash all the preconception and prejudice I had about the country!

      Isn't blogging wonderful? :)

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  2. Ha... You live in the city for too long lah.
    But you can see full rainbow in my little kampung.
    Kota Tinggi is famous for its 34m waterfalls.
    Rainbows always occur near there.
    Sometimes, you can see double rainbows.

    But Raub is a big kampung too, right?
    Maybe slightly smaller than Kota Tinggi?

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    1. Either I lived in the city too long or I don't go out much. ^^

      Raub is smallish. Not really big. :) Kota Tinggi is bigger, right?

      34m waterfall sounds cool! When are you taking me there? I love waterfalls! We have about 5 waterfalls in Raub but they are not really "big" and "scary" waterfall. :)

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    2. Kota Tinggi one is actually quite famous in Johor.
      Above the 34m one, there's another smaller one.
      But no one is allowed to go beyond the second smaller waterfalls.
      Because we drink the water from its upstream in Kota Tinggi. ;)
      Ha, water in KT is enriched with calcium from the mountains.

      It's true - Kota Tinggi is the biggest "daerah" in Johor.
      But Pahang is a big state, surely you have some big "daerah" too?

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    3. Jerantut would be the biggest district in Pahang. Jerantut is almost as big or if not as big as Melaka or Perlis or Negeri Sembilan. Can be a state on its own. :)

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  3. Yes, I can see the rainbow! Did the train arrive at the end of the rainbow where the pot of gold awaits? : )

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  4. I love rainbows! And it's very dangerous for me to drive my car if there's a rainbow in the sky cos I'll be too busy looking at the sky instead of the road LOL!

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    1. That's why I don't drive. I want to enjoy the scenery. ;)

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  5. Oh, i also love the rain which you already knew, and one of the reasons is becos the rainbow usually appears after the rain : )

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    1. I like rain too, but it depends on what I want to do at the moment. Love it if I'm at home, curled up in a bed. Not so much if I had planned on putting on my running shoes. xD

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  6. Btw, have you seen double rainbow? I have seen before and it's amazing!

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    1. No... sadly I haven't. :(

      Must go out more after rain, I think. ^^

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  7. hi:-) i can see that rainbow!!

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    1. Hi Gus!

      Thanks for dropping by. :)

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  8. that's a nice quote from G K Chesterton, I had not seen it before but it's so true!

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  9. Yeah, I can see it and well done to capture it :)

    Japan Australia

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  10. Good to see them. That day is lucky day.

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  11. Was thinking of this song..Somewhere over the rainbow..nice capture.

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    1. Now you make me think about the song. It's been replaying in my head over and over. xD

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  12. It looks like a rainbow bridge to the other side of the world! ^0^

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    1. I used to fantasize about that. ;) It sounds so romantic, right? Being connected by a rainbow bridge? :)

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