Wednesday, December 05, 2007
It sure is looking a heckuva lot like Christmas
Check out the snow-covered Moscow River. This picture was taken from my neighbour Dewi's apartment. Gosh, I love her apartment, it has a fantastic view. Unfortunately for me, Dewi will be moving to Hanoi in a couple of weeks, her husband works for the Dutch Embassy. She's been here 2 years, long enough to see the river turn to ice that's hard enough to walk and skate on.
I only realised the other day that they've installed a huge Christmas tree in the development's football field. When I took this photo, it was afternoon, and the temperature was -9 Celsius I think, and yet there were people hanging around the tree, siao si bor. In the middle of the field is a Russian nanny trying to get her tot back home.
Anyway, Christmas decorations are out in full-force all over Moscow, and definitely very evident in our development. Lots of lights and big Christmas trees. Hmmm, so why don't I feel the cheer?