AC = air condition = a pain for my body!! I am really not used to one of the most common electric appliances in the Asian houses. They got no oven (their cooking style never requires it), not necessary iron clothes (ok, me neither, I can’t!), many students do not have neither fridge nor vacuum cleaner, but every house has at least one air condition box! My apartment, being high standard, has AC in every room. But my body is really not used to it! As it is not used anymore to hot and wet weather.
Helped by a summer that has not been terribly hot until now (39 degrees next Wednesday, according to weather forecast..), I haven’t used AC at home yet! AC also consumes a huge amount of power and it is not really good for the environment.. but this is not the reason (OK, maybe the power one.. I pay!). The problem of AC is that I always get neck ache when exposed for long, and if I sleep with AC usually I wake up with throat ache too, or with a cold like the one I got now.. :-(
Besides, it was also important to get my body more used to Chinese summer, before the terribly hot and wet one arrives! That will be August, probably, and after this weekend in Shanghai (where the weather has been really summer like since the official beginning of summer!) I am more ready to face it!
FUNNY THING OF THE DAY – A hot coffee (powder coffee) in the AC office right after lunch is perfect, even if outside today there are probably 35 degrees and over 60% of humidity!!
Furthermore, today lunch contained a huge amount of garlic (with some sort of vegetables) and onions (with fat fat bacon): I am scared thinking later in clean room with the mask over my mouth and nose.. I am going to kill myself from onion-garlic post lunch gases!!!