Friday, May 05, 2006

May Day At Lenin Park

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On the long weekend, I didn't feel like going away because most places are crowded and expensive. So, I decided to go to Lenin Park near my old house with my friend and Misa - my lovely dog. The weather was great, sunny but not too hot.

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There are not as many people in the park as usual. Maybe a lot of people went to Reunification Park instead, which has lots more options to choose for kids. There are some old men playing cards, reading comedy books and kids playing football. It looks like a painting which lots of people and activity. There also are some people sleeping on the park benches and some couples getting to know each other :) It seems that lots of old people love coming to the parks not just to sit down and relax, but because they can meet other people and chat about everything, politics, the lottery results... while they have a cup of tea or rice wine. They seem happier being here than being home doing nothing.

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My dog gets so excited when he comes here because he can run on the grass freely and sometimes he barks at people or chases the kids' ball. It's hilarious.

22 comments:

junebee said...

Public parks are great. That's one of the good things about the county I live in - there are alot of parks and they are all different.

That card game looks very confusing!

traveller one said...

I love watching my dog run free on the grass. Does your dog run like crazy around in circles?

chanchow said...

What game are those men playing?

Beach said...

From the number of players and the cards. This game is called "Tai Ban". It is almost like Mahjong. It is fairly cerebral game and involve quite a lot of strategy. I used to play this with my Dad when there is not enough player.

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Parks are wonderful especially if its well kept and clean.

Venitha said...

I had no idea you could play something like Mah Jongg with cards - where do you find these cards, I wonder? Mah Jongg tile sets are ridiculously expensive here, so maybe the cards are a reasonable alternative.

That Misa is a cutie. Give her a cuddle from me!

Preya said...

I want to play badminton!

alan said...

Another beautiful place you've taken me! Thank you!

alan

Winn said...

ur dog so cute. looks like he can run fast! thnk he can make good fren with my dog lucas!

a very relaxing entry.. :)

April said...

it's that time of year just about everywhere i think. the parks here are packed too. funny, that people are doing the same things there as they are here.

L B said...

Haven't been here in awhile... still looking good... :-)

slurp! said...

beautiful park! i love plenty of lush greenery.

some of our park in SG have dog run area. it's a special fenced up area whereby owner can let their pets run freely without disturbing other park users.

Monika said...

parks are great. even in the heart of the busiest cities, you can find a peaceful grassy patch.

fooDcrazEE said...

hehehehe! summer is coming TU....ready for the HOT days ?

Cergie said...

Hello, you have the same dog than the Queen Elizabeth II !

Tim Rice said...

As I read your post, the thought crossed my mind that people here and there really are not all that different. We all like to spend time with other people to relax, have fun, and enjoy one another.

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Your park is very beautiful and I can see why so many people come to the parks...like you said, to socialize...and some to let the dog run freely. Your little Misa looks like she is really enjoying herself.

black feline said...

love the park...a sense of freedom...only place in the world where u can close your eyes and have a nice nap..and if u are lucky..u can hear the chirping sound of birds..lol

Godknows said...

traveller one, yes, he did and i love watching him like that :)
chanchow, Chan game
Beach, maybe you are right, but my friend told me thats Chan game.
Venitha, I don't even know how to play either :)
preya, I will play with you ok :)

Winn, I think he would love too and me too :)
fooDcrazEE you know the heat so well mate, i can't stand the heat at all hehe:)
Cergie, NO way , i dont want to loose my dog haha
black feline, Abandoned in Pasadena, yes you are tight. very peaceful and dog can run freely and birds are singing too

..·:.**.:·..HomY_n_JunE..·:.**.:·.. said...

I don't know how to play cards like this. It looks like tu' sa'c or something else, anw, no idea o_0

Generic Viagra said...

watching this pictures, if my idea or the granny in the picture is practice Tai Chi? well is not rare, in that part of the world is very commne this practice.

xl pharmacy said...

It is amazing how live the park looks like. Even old men playing something that it is the first time for me.