Monday, October 31, 2005

"Winter" has arrived!

It never ceases to amaze me how "winter" is subjective and relative. Many Thai people are talking about how "winter has come" and "how cold it is". I honestly don't think that 70 degrees (21 C) qualifies as winter. Finally, I am just getting comfortable.

There are kiosks at the shopping centers selling gloves, mittens, scarves, and knit caps. My daughters are begging for gloves "because it's winter!" I have been in Bangkok and mentioned that I live in Chiang Mai and everyone, without exception says, "Ooh, it is cold in Chiang Mai!".

I will admit it is nice and cool at night. We are able to sleep quite comfortable with just a fan in the window. It got all the way down to 73 F in our house this morning. Yes, indeed, winter has come. Break out the hot chocolate and ear muffs.
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