Tuesday, November 01, 2005

What a hot day it is


An image that would make one go, "awww, cute little clouds. Lets go out for a walk."
Whereupon they would turn right around and say, "Effing weather!"


Today, the first day of the eleventh month, is a public holiday. It is the Melbourne Cup, an annual equestrian event that is also a fashion parade for those so inclined. Like the Royal Ascot, the Melbourne Cup involves a large quantity of fancy hats and elegant dresses.

I went to the university for Karate training, only to find out that it was not on, today being a public holiday and all. So, back through the blazing sunshine I had to walk.

Back home, a cool shower restored my emotional wellbeing that had been partially wilted by the intense solar radiation. I sat at my desk with daylight pouring in through the room’s two large windows, my fan humming softly as it stirred a breeze, a large mug of coffee by my side and no traffic noise from the roads below. Contentment does not necessarily lie in the owning of a Lotus Elise.

Looking at the unforgiving weather, I am extremely glad I am not at the Melbourne Cup. Poor people, dressed to impress but sweating their guts out through their armpits.

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On a completely unrelated note, do you think Mark Twain is over-quoted?




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8 Comments:

Anonymous Alex said...

today's the hottest i've experienced since i came here. it was 29 was it?

4:44 pm, November 01, 2005  
Blogger xaverri said...

think the max was 32! It drizzled for a while. And the lingering humidity made me think of PJ..

9:36 pm, November 01, 2005  
Blogger Lao Chen said...

alex:
I blame the sunlight... temperature in the shade was not too dreadful.

diana:
Din't get any falling water near the city though. Well not to my knowledge anyway...

Odd, this is becoming a Melbourne weather forum.

10:42 pm, November 01, 2005  
Blogger Metria said...

Oh my god it is SO hot today, unbelievable. Melbourne should not have this kind of weather :P

11:32 am, November 02, 2005  
Blogger Lao Chen said...

Yea, today (wednesday 2/11) was even hotter. It would have been miserable if the horse thingy was held today.

No, Melbourne should not be this hot. Instead, it should adopt a friendly climate of 15 - 25 deg C with a light breeze and fluffy clouds taking shapes ranging from an apple to a zucchini, baked beans to yoyo. All year round.

7:11 pm, November 02, 2005  
Anonymous Yvy said...

OMG OMG OMG!!!

clouds! Clouds! CLOUDSSSS!!!!

did u know i love clouds?

so pretty...

i did tell u i love clouds didnt i? :D

1:48 pm, November 07, 2005  
Anonymous Yvy said...

OMG OMG OMG!!!

clouds! Clouds! CLOUDSSSS!!!!

did u know i love clouds?

so pretty...

i did tell u i love clouds didnt i? :D

1:48 pm, November 07, 2005  
Blogger Lao Chen said...

...

well now i know :)

9:56 pm, November 07, 2005  

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