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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Heat Me Up, Baby! :-)

If there is one thing I dread as I return to Japan, it is the harsh winter. I know, it's not comparable to the cold in Alaska, Canada or some other parts of the globe where temperatures tread the celsius by the negatives, but it is cold enough for me to be a source of great discomfort.
And it's not even snowing yet!

I am naturally a tropical person and I think my body is no longer capable of evolving or adapting to this environment - it's just so different from its normal habitat. Call it a case of the spirit being willing but the body protests.

Actually, I would not really be complaining if the winter cold assaults me only when I'm on the streets. Problem is, I have been quite unfortunate too in my choice of living quarters where I usually end up with those with faulty heating systems (or maybe it's really just my body). Thus, even while I'm home, I feel like living in a freezer where I lose control of my motor functions (imagine a recurring epileptic fit). Going around is painful as the icy wooden floor numbs my feet. Cooking is not as fun as it used to as the water could be just as piercing. And let's not even talk about washing clothes.

How I wish there's a fast forward button to life so I could skip this season.

26 comments:

BlogusVox said...

Ganyan din ako pards. I'd rather prefer summer than winter here. 10deg C lang e very uncomfortable na ako. At home, besides the heater constantly turned on, I wear one of those bunny slippers to warm up my feet. : )

the donG said...

some says it's so depressing. it's true indeed.

olan said...

that explains there's no place like home. hehehe. miss reading your posts friend.

Abou said...

have somebody to snuggle with

totomai said...

and i dont like this season too. brr. haha. paligo ko ngayon 40 deg C wala na mix. haha wala na tuloy akong buhok

Anonymous said...

sad naman, ako po, natural fresh air, kasi rice farm pa at the back of my house, no aircon, no electric fan. just the air passing through my kitchen window and from my living room. last week nga i only opened one window of my living room kasi so lamig na, parang nasa baguio but not uncomfortable..hmmm uwi ka na dito ...dito ha sa cavite

r-yo said...

blogusvox: he he. me ganun din akong slippers.

r-yo said...

dong: they're right. winter is depressing. no happy thoughts coming in..

r-yo said...

abou: he he. I guess that's the universal solution to this problem. pero paano yun, me ka snuggle din ako ako namamalantsa, naglalaba, nagluluto, etc. ? bwehehehe

r-yo said...

olan: oo nga. pinakamasarap na talaga ang weather sa atin. wag nga lang bahain he he.

r-yo said...

toto: 39 degrees lang kaya ko. but just the same, naubos na rin buhok ko. hehehe

r-yo said...

anonymous: that's just the type of place where i wanna spend much time. me binibenta pa bang lupa dyan?

Anonymous said...

yes... actually we are recruiting buyers para naman, kilala namin ang neighborhood. most of my neighbor are from SC.kaya one car lang kami going to manila. puro singles syempre.. in tagalog, matandang dalaga at binata pero masasayang matandang dalaga at binata.. you will be very much welcome sa neighborhood.. teka... wala bang magseselos..

carlotta said...

how about thermal underwear? =)

o kaya siguro umuwi ka muna ulit dito sa pinas tapos bumalik na lang sa japan pag tapos na ang winter hehehe =)

Sidney said...

That is no fun...wish you warmer days soon...

Mariale said...

Haha, ikaw na lang palagi kawawa naman... Ok lang, kayang-kaya mo yan :p Me too, nag dry na hair ko to the max!

ian said...

nakakatawa rito sa Pilipinas. yung PAGASA nagforecast na hanggang February yung malamig na klima kahit sa Kamaynilaan. the temperatures have been dropping to the mid to late teens celsius daytime. pero the past few days, umiinit na, typical Philippine climate. aba, nagrereklamo ang mga tao- ang init daw! inaaway ang PAGASA! funny. parang na-spoil naman sa malamig na panahon...

mmm sana'y makahanap ka ng magpapainit sa iyo ehehehe ingat! [saludo]

Ely said...

natuloy ung EB niyo nina Aajao? Kasama ako dapat nun, ndi lang pd sa schedule ko...

Mina said...

OMG! You're in Japan! I finally know a Filipino in Japan! :D I'm going there in March/April and I just need help in figuring out how to get from Tokyo to Osaka/Nara/Kyoto area...and maybe Hiroshima. The pictures on your blog has gotten me quite excited about my trip! :)

r-yo said...

carlotta: kung mayaman nga lang sana ako, andyan ako sa pinas every month. pero ganun talaga. timawa lang tayo he he.

r-yo said...

sidney: no fun indeed. unless, i get to engage in other "fun" activities. he he

r-yo said...

mariale: kawawa naman kasi talaga ako e. he he

r-yo said...

ely: natuloy po kami. kasi naman. dapat kasama ka dun!

r-yo said...

mina: just tell me when you'll be here. would be glad to be of help.

Aerrox said...

sana nga!!! ^^ Wow ang gana ng camera mo sir! swap tayo!!!! @_@

KRIS JASPER said...

Try having a portable heater... The only prob is the electricity bill you'll be having.