The thing with being with someone who loves the outdoors and sports is that sometimes you have to participate in the things they love to do, just like they go along with you to check out bookstores, go malling, or watch movies. You know, compromise — the grease that keeps relationships moving forward.
So when D suggested we go on a hike, I readily said yes. Readers of this blog will know I am not really averse to going on nature hikes; in fact, I can and do walk long distances and like it.
So when he said let’s go try Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, I said, “Sure, why not?”A bit about Bukit Timah Nature Reserve: It’s huge. It’s 163 hectares of towering trees and winding trails and contains a rainforest. It also encompasses Bukit Timah Hill, Singapore’s highest point at 163.63 meters above sea level. The hill is composed mainly of granite and used to be a quarry in the 1900s. It’s no longer a working quarry, of course. Now, people go there to hike, look at trees, and generally commune with nature.