Wednesday, June 11, 2008

In and around Boston...

Folks, it has been a hot day here in Boston. They say that there is heat wave on the east coast of the US. Yesterday it went up to 36 degree Celsius. Although we came from the tropic and are use to the hot and humid condition, we still felt the heat here in Boston. Anyway with the flowers blooming all around us, it in some ways does cool things down.

We are taking it easy doing some shopping and enjoy living here for a change of environment. The images above are those of Boston that I took during the weekend. Have a nice day.


NaNa said...

Pak Idrus,

I have not benn here for quite a while and it took sometime for me to read the postings.

Congratulations to your daughter. Getting a PhD is not an easy task, what more from an established institution like Harvard. Wow!

After I got my Master degree in 2001, I thought of pursuing my doctorate. But, somehow it never materialized. But, the dream is still there.

Have fun in Boston Pak Idrus. I never got the chance to visit that place when I studied in US. I heard it is very beautiful.

Zawi said...

Pak Idrus
Its so beautiful.. How I wish I am there.

Rita Ho said...

Hi Pak Idrus ... It was so nice to chat with you over the phone the other day. My jaws ached a little from all the laughter.

I don't know about Louis but I am still wearing cold weather clothes in and out of the house. We had a couple of blistery nights and the usual lingering showers all week. The sun peeped out 2-3 times at most for less than half an hour.

I am glad you are enjoying Boston. It is one of my favorite cities, so rich in history, yet full of promises for the future.

I look forward to seeing you in a few weeks. :)

Salt & Turmeric said...

yup, i heard abt the hot weather in the east coast. its best to just walk around indoor where there's a/c. ;)


svllee said...

36C! Alamak! You take some rest under the shady trees in the parks. Let the pictures do the talking..!

louis said...

I was wondering why I hadn't heard from you in a while, Idrus. Now I know why: the heat has gotten to you. Some nice cool weather awaits you over on this coast.

It always amuses me when some travel writer from the East Coast mentions "hot, steamy" weather in the Tropics. In the summer, the East Coast of the US is steamier than the Tropics. When I lived on the East Coast, nothing was more depressing than to hear a weather forecast for NYC predict "99F and 99% humidity". And such forecasts were frequent.

Note to Rita: you mean there's a difference in "cold weather clothes" and "warm weather clothes" in Seattle :) ? I'd better review my wardrobe :).

Pak Idrus said...

Folks, thanks for the visits and the kind works. I would give due attentions to your commen as soon as possible. Have a nice day.

Pak Idrus said...

nana, thanks for the visit and sharing your experiences on the important of education. The first degree is just the beginning and the pursue of further education dose not ceased.

I am glad that you already did your Master and still dreaming of the PhD. It all start with the dream and I believe with determination you would get there.

Boston is a great place to be, it is part of the New England states and the fall is heaven here. The next time you travel do hop here and stay awhile and enjoy life.

Have a nice day and take care.

Pak Idrus said...

zawi, thanks for the visit, the summer is great, wait when it is fall, the leaves turn to gold, ember and yellow, Heaven here. Have a nice day.

Pak Idrus said...

rita, thanks for the visit. It was indeed great to get to talk to you the other day. Yes we have many things to talks and I hope we get to do that soon, in Seattle.

As for the weather, it is been playing its trick again, well that is life and it get colorful every days.

Boston is full of history, especially for me, I study the history of British Empire and the old America was part of the British Empire.

Have a nice day.

Pak Idrus said...

farina [salt & turmeric], thanks for the visit. Now that I know your name, it much easier to communicate. Well, the weather is playing its trick and we have no choice but to enjoy it, one way or the other. Have a nice day.

Pak Idrus said...

svllee, thanks for the visit. Well I am enjoying it here for a change. Have a nice day.

Pak Idrus said...

louis, thanks for the visit. yes it was real nice to get talk to you. Just like knowing each other for a long time already. Well, technology got to us and we are enjoying it.

As for the weather, we are getting to get use to the changing weather and enjoying it.

Have a nice day. CU.