- The endless rain. We're lucky here, it's just a whole lot of rain, no landslides or flooding, just endlessly, irritating rain. I literally have to cycle to work in shorts and T-shirt and get dressed there. It's the only way. I have a raincoat, but high humidity and rainwear are not a great combination, I find. The sweat literally pools inside it, no matter how "breathable" it says it is. And don't even get me started on trying to get the laundry dry,
- This sweaty, sweaty weather. Certain colours are out of the question in this season. Only the foolhardy will risk a grey shirt, for example, because it shows the sweat really badly, even if you're not even sweating that much. Shiny faces, gross hair, it's all par for the course for most foreigners here. Somehow Japanese ladies seem to glide through most of rainy season looking perfumed and cool, but, at this point, even the most fragrant of ladies is starting to get a bit shiny round the edges.
- "Busy" people. I mentioned this in my last post. I'm busy, but then, so are you, probably. Who isn't busy? It's not the busy that bothers me, I like busy, it's the complaining about it, and the competing about it. The whole "I'm too busy to observe normal social graces such as "Hello", and I will belittle any of your activities if you try to tell me your schedule is a little hectic" mentality. It's not a competition, people, just be nice.
- Waking up early on a Saturday to go for a nice long run, and then realising the rain is way to hard and tomorrow would be better, when it's supposed to be cloudy rather than rainy. Hence the fact I'm typing this at 7.20am having replied to lots of emails, cooked and eaten breakfast and washed up. What happened to lie ins, huh, body clock that won't let me go back to sleep?
- Pseudo healthy food. I picked up a cereal bar in the import store the other day, it was a Natural Valley or something bar. It was all oats and stuff that sounded pretty good. I flipped it over to check the calorie count (I always find it interesting) and found it had about 1000 calories in it. And that's not me exaggerating for dramatic effect, that's the actual umber that was printed. Bearing in mind that most women should eat between 1500 and 2000 calories per day, that's outrageous! 1/3 to 1/2 of your intake for the day on one bar?!?! And one bar that a lot of people would buy thinking they were doing a good thing, thanks to the packaging. There's a whole post there, but, seriously, they wonder why there's an obesity epidemic.
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Rainy season makes me grumpy. Rainy season makes everyone grumpy. It's usually better not to take said grumpiness out on the people around you, because multiple grumpy people taking their grumpiness out on each other will not end well. So, here is my list of things likely to set me off, feel free to add your own in the comment section.