Things to do on a rainy day indoors:
1. Have warm yam & pumpkin cake for tea. Yam cake is only complete if it looks like a hot mess, adorned with the condiment trinity of fried shallots, chopped spring onions, and sauces. I bought this bowl from Lim’s Arts and Living and adore it. Is it a sign of maturity to want to spend your money on kitchenware instead of frivolous things like makeup? My mother would say a sign of maturity is to not spend beyond your means, but that’s another story I’d rather not get into..
2. Listen to the very lovely A Very She & Him Christmas and pretend it’s december with a gingerbread cookie. They made a vinyl record edition too — what a romantic idea! Amazon has some pretty vinyl record players below $100. Maybe some day?
3. The rain makes me want to hide in the folds of a blanket and in between the pages of a book, surfacing only for sips of green tea. I’m reading We Need To Talk About Kevin for a reflective paper for Child Abnormal Psychology class, and it’s well-written but it’s the type of story that makes you look over your shoulder every few minutes. It makes me think about parenthood, whether it will be like riding a bicycle for the first time — non-stop pedaling but waiting for the fall, wondering if a band-aid will be enough to fix it all.