Monday, October 28, 2013

Courtyard of the Pinecone

Following on from the last post about Sean and Rome, this sketch reminds me of the hot hot day when we decided to visit the Vatican Museum to see the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

Sunday, October 27, 2013


This was our 'home' in Rome - four of us in one large room with a balcony. It is not St. Regis but we were happy to be in Rome and I was happy that my children still travel with me; part of our family 'tradition'.
Recently, I bunked in with Sean before our race, I sat on his sofa and watched him getting my bed ready, doing his laundry and cooking pasta sauce and was reminded that he is 'all grown up' and studying / living away from home.  Not the 'chubby chickadee' anymore, he is his own man and still has time for his old man. Good to know.
Sean at work in Rome
Two dudes at Bawa's Seema Malaka Temple in Colombo 2007

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

My 'rides'

People around me have been buying cars; two of my business partners, two of my running friends - every time someone I know buys a new car, I buy myself a new pair of running shoes. Last month, my brother-in-law bought himself an Audi, I thought about going out to get a pair of Adidas...but I didn't, their running shoes are rubbish.

Mine are cheaper alternatives to cars and better for the environment, and they give me so much freedom and joy. Freedom when I run alone in the morning before the workday starts, sometimes across the river on 'Robyn's River Run' and taking the 'sampan-tambang' back to town for breakfast with Sam. One hour by myself with my favourite music.
Joy when I run with my friends or use it as an excuse to travel and run, as I did on two weekends this month - with Sara at the KL half marathon and Sean at the King of the Road (ten miles).

Larry joined Sara and I in KL
Sean appears not as willing as Sara but deep inside he enjoys doing stuff with his dad.
This photo is priceless for the guy's expression.