Singapore’s weather is like the mood of a person, so unpredictable.
It was sunny and hot from morning till noon, and who would know that thunders and lightnings would strike in the late afternoon and bring the whole world into “darkness” in daylight.
As the thunder roared, heavy raindrops began to fall from the sky and as I looked out from my 27th floor window, the misty world was beautiful!
As I watched the rain knocked on my window panes, fell on the trees, the pavements and the roads and listened to the rhythm of the rain, a very close friend of mine who loves the rain came into my mind.
With that thought, I quickly took out my camera and began to shoot the rainy scene, as if I was capturing my own emotions and feelings.
I stood at the stairway, pointing my camera on the deserted street, and felt the coolness of the rain on my face brought in by the rushing wind.
Then I took the lift to the ground floor for closer shots of ripples and splashes caused by the heavy downpour.
I know my friend loves the rain and she has always imagined herself walking or dancing in the rain. She loves the feeling of raindrops falling on her head and her face. And when she told me about this fantasy of hers, I imagined how her smile would be beaming on her face when dances in the rain.
Unfortunately, it was just yesterday evening when I said my last goodbye to her and let go of this friendship. We will be strangers from then on, and even if we do meet along the street in the future, we will be passers by.
When I reached home, I transferred all the shots into my notebook and started producing this video I called “rain”. I hope to share with her this video as my last gift to her. I have wanted to write a poem to mark this romantic moment but my thoughts were frozen. So I let it be.
But I believe, that one day when I watch this video again, I will be able to pen down something that describes my feelings today.
This heavy downpour has come at the right time, for it seems to soothe the pain of losing a great friend in my heart.