Friday, November 27, 2015

Beating Hot Days and Cold Nights

It's November but the days are still hot--especially in the late mornings and early afternoons. It's like summer. Thank God it's beginning to be cold at dawn.

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What do you do when you can't bear the hot, hot, hot summer-like days in Manila anymore? The whole months of March and April, May to November, and now it's almost December--we've been patiently enduring hot days and nights.

Turning the electric fans on give some relief but we try not to use them often for fear that the electric bill would skyrocket. Just imagine how much people spend who turn on their air-conditioners the whole day.

Like Derek and Roy.

What we lower middle class do is make manual fans of hard cartons or cardboard. Sometimes we make fans out of newspapers. Better if fans are made of used illustration boards--like what Prof often does.

Or, we buy plastic or accordion manual fans, like what Aling Lydia has. And then we find satisfaction in drinking iced water. For instance, my wife and I just bought 2 plastic bags of ice for P2 each at a nearby street store. We let that soak in a pitcher of water and later, we enjoy glasses of ice-cold water to fight the heat with.

But during cold early mornings, we like sipping hot Ovaltine.

Plus, we take a bath 3 to 5 times a day--well, we take a bath once and take half-baths the rest of the time.

Now, we're about to go off to Vikings--that posh eating place where you eat all the local and foreign foods you can. for sure, I'm going to just enjoy the cool air-conditioning and cold beverages there.

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