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It’s the little things.

This weekend was quiet but lovely. Mitch came to visit me (and was stopped by immigration on his way back to Singapore!) and we spent a couple days cooking, eating, and pairing wine, beer, and cocktails with our food. We also had a FaceTime chat with three of our friends from home, which was a lot fun. It’s so strange to me that I was actually home just over a week ago.

We also finally found an independent coffee shop in Seremban! This is very exciting because coffee culture is one of the things that I look for in new places. Bros Cafe has the brick-and-wood industrial feel that I love, complete with lightbulbs strung from the high ceilings. This time, the lightbulbs are enclosed in French press coffee makers! It’s really neat. Bros serves coffee, juice, Korean coffee beverages, and Korean desserts. There’s free water, too, which is a huge plus and a rare find. Another rare find, which Bros Cafe also has, is a clean bathroom! Mitch and I knew we’d made a good find when our coffee came to us presented like this:

Americanos at Bros Cafe - Definitely going to make myself a regular there!
Americanos at Bros Cafe – Definitely going to make myself a regular there!

Mitch and I went to Bros Cafe twice this weekend. When we walked in today, the barista recognized us and gave us a coffee card with four stamps filled in. “Two from yesterday,” she told us.

Four stamps, thanks to a kind barista with a good memory!
Four stamps, thanks to a kind barista with a good memory!

Coffee culture is one of the things I’ve been missing terribly and now I’ve found a hipster cafe in little Seremban. Score!

It rained a lot this weekend, and not just in the afternoon! We had rain during the day and thunderstorms at night, too. This is the hot season and I’m told that the 4pm rain is still normal, but it seems that we’ve had quite a lot other than that. Anyway, we were rewarded for our patience with the weather by a beautiful sunset . . .

Sunset

. . . and a stunning rainbow!

The rainbow was so large that I couldn't get it into the frame.
The rainbow was so large that I couldn’t get it into the frame.
Notice the double arc. One of my friends told me that rainbows are always in pairs, though we can't always see both of them. Who knew?
Notice the double arc. One of my friends told me that rainbows are always in pairs, though we can’t always see both of them. Who knew?

Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend! Have a great week ahead!

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

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Our drive home from Niagara-on-the-Lake to meet my aunts and uncle was graced by a rainbow. I don’t remember the last time I saw one, to be honest, but I can never look at a rainbow without a sense of sorrow. Judaism teaches that a rainbow is G-d’s sign to humanity that He or She wants to destroy us, as during the biblical flood, but won’t because of the treaty with Noah in the book of Genesis.

I don’t know if I believe that’s true, but it’s always something I remember from my years of Jewish education. Do other religions place religious significance on rainbows? I’d love your thoughts!