Tuesday, January 30, 2007

It Doesn't Get Any Better Than This

Right now I'm enjoying a beautiful breeze through our apartment because all our windows are open. It honestly feels like a cool Minnesota summer evening. This is a bit surprising given that it is still 81 degrees outside and 70% humidity. But for the past two days the weather has been glorious. The sun has peeked out a bit, no rain, but wonderful breezes. If it was like this all the time, you'd have to drag me out of here.

We don't ever open our windows, because typically it's too hot or it's raining. Singaporeans tend to open their windows and doors instead of running air con every night in contrast. We started yesterday because of The Great Chicken Burning Incident (in which Gina forgets that there is chicken cooking on the stove and has to call a friend in her complex while she's driving home from the library and the friend makes her way through the smoke and turns off the stove and everything in Gina's house smells like burnt chicken but fortunately nothing burned down because our apartment is at its core a cement box). I think I might do this every night, if the weather stays like this. But it probably won't. We're wrapping up the rainy season here, and we will soon enter the hot season where you walk outside and instantly bead up with sweat. On the plus side, we may lose some water weight.

1 comment:

Sherri said...

Our weather fluctuates so much here...it's no small wonder that everyone stays sick. I have had my windows open a couple of times this "winter". I use that term lightly....not much winter weather here in Louisiana. We have gotten into the 30's again this week, but it will be gone as quickly as it came! Enjoy your beautiful weather!