Monday, June 21, 2021

IT'S NOT THE HEAT, IT'S THE MOIST FESTERING ITCH IN FOLDS OF SKIN

A friend in Indonesia reports that it is summer. Specifically: Stockholm: 21°C (70°F). Jakarta: 24°C (75°F). Surakarta: 23°C (73°F), Bandung: 18°C (65°F). He mentioned those four places (one of them is not like the others).

For comparison, I looked at our own weather: Sacramento California: 30°C (86°F). Modesto California 34°C (93°F). Oakland 21°C (70°F). San Francisco 24°C (75°).

Then Europe: Amsterdam: 16°C (61°F). London: 12°C (54°F). Saint Petersburg: 28°C (82°F). Aberdeen: 13°C (56°F).

He also writes: "Tapi ini Korona membara dan hujan kembali turun, apakah Musim Panas? (but Corona is smoldering and it's raining again, what is summer?)"

So maybe it's not the heat. Because if it were, by his standards Sacramento would be Neraka, Modesto Jahanam. Maybe it's the humidity? Here in the Bay Area, humidity is low, and there is no rain. But comparable to the little black bugs that seasonally make life in Jakarta miserable, and the unpleasant mildew, we have tourists. Eighty percent of the passengers on the bus home this evening were out-of-towners, whose chatter in foreignese accents scared the nice Utarakandis or whatever they were behind me into quietness. Pleasant chit chat when there are Brazilians and Euries on the bus is not so easily possible. And they might make your clothes smell.

Yes, that is a value judgement, and I do tend to be an **xhat in that regard.


Other than the raging Corona, humidity, rain, mildew, and little black flying bugs, Jakarta sounds rather nice right now. I imagine there are no tourists.



The other thing that this highlights is that temperature-wise, my comfort zone has gone into left field. Summer weather in Amstedam, London, or Aberdeen used to be ideal. Now it's borderline uncomfortable, runny nose and blue fingers weather.




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