Friday, May 14, 2010

Hot Sun-day

The weather in Bangkok these past week or two has been the hottest in years. Coupled with humidity of more than 80%, it is really oppressive. Getting out of bed to go to church required Herculean effort...
After service, before we left for the inevitable destination of an artificially cooled mall, we decided to take a stroll around Chuvit Garden to feel the grass and smell the flowers.
I enjoyed the little frolic in the sun. But we were all drenched in perspiration and in danger of heat exhaustion.

Hi ho, hi ho, and off to the mall we go, hi ho, hi ho!
;-)

12 comments:

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

I can tell h0w y0u feel,it is steaming h0t in here as well.i alm0st can't breath!

Ash said...

HK's going to be like that soon! eurrrghhhh. i feel for you and your fam. how's the protest affecting the (non participating)civilians' lives in BKK?

~ash's mum

Mar said...

Nice shots, I was thinking like Ash while looking at your pictures. Hope you are all well.

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Buckeroomama said...

I'm actually surprised that HK is not like that yet... It's been unseasonably cool, although the weather's supposed to hit the 30's this weekend. Ugh.

Carver said...

The sky is so beautiful and I like the way the light post and tree are shot in the sky. Lovely sequence of shots and I'm sorry it has been so hot. I hope you get some breaks with cooler nights and days.

Kim said...

You can send some of the warm temps to the US. I am ready for it after a long winter. I am not ready for the humidity. Looks like a great time at the park. I lov eyou refreshment pictures too.

Laura said...

a beautiful sky, but an even more beautiful little daughter!

Serline said...

To Ash's Mom and Buckeroomama: my sister-in-law lives in HK. She complains that while cooler, it is cursed with the constant pollution from the mainland smokestacks. 3 out of 4 in her family suffer from asthma and similar ailments. My hubby actually got nosebleeds the last time he visited! So it's a real toss-up which is more hellish...

Regarding the political crisis: today was the first time a great impact was felt. My hubby's office is on Sathorn Road, not far from the primary area of conflict. Senior management ordered the office shut for the weekend; just as well, the conflict spread in the afternoon and the road was essentially sealed off. Public transport was suspended early, stranding many people - including my 2 older kids - amidst traffic hell all over. My hubby walked over 10km to get to them and brought them home safely.

But we are fortunate; Andre's friend is suffering without electricity and water in his posh apartment right smack in the middle of the paralyzed shopping district. I guess this may be a big topic of discussion at our BBQ session tomorrow evening...

Looking to the Stars said...

What wonderful pictures :)

I prefer drying heat also, I just hate getting out of a nice shower and then start sweating right away. UGH! It does take the strength out of you and makes everything harder on you.

I'm glad your hubby was able to get to the kids and bring them home. You take care, kiddo

Manang Kim said...

To much humidity and warmth sun is also very exhausting. Just like too much snow is so depressing. Happy weekend!


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RoseBelle said...

And here in California, it's been cold, windy, and rainy. No spring weather more like fall weather.

Ann said...

do you have to stay indoors with all the political trouble?