Monday, February 11, 2008


I've discovered something over the last couple of months. I really don't like winter. I hate being cold, it makes me so grumpy and all I want to do is hide under the covers and eat. What is it about the cold weather that makes you eat? For someone who doesn't like being cold, a Japanese school is really not the place you want to be! Mind you, I've probably bitched enough about that on My Life As A Gaijin.

I probably should explain, I grew up in warm sunny Queensland where winter is that short time of year I may have to wear a long sleeved t-shirt rather than a tank top and jeans become more comfortable. Maybe once a year, I'll get a chance to wear my leather jacket. Even then, when the mercury drops to the low 20s degrees celcius, I complain about it being too cold.

Finally this weekend, there seemed a point to the cold weather - snow! I love snow, at least for a few days. It makes everything so pretty and clean.

This is what my neighbour's place looked like a couple of days ago.

Now I've had my snow fix for the year, I'm ready for the warm weather again, bring on Spring!


S said...

Wow, this post is like you are reading my mind or something. I totally agree. I hate cold weather and it's twice as bad when it's grey, cloudy, rainy, windy.
And I also agree that seeing snow makes it all worthwhile but then on the other hand you are dying for warm weather again... :)

Jenny said...

I love the photo you took. Wish I could send you some of our warm (dry-come on rain) sunny days!!!

teresa fsw said...

Yeah I do agree with you about the cold though we don't get any here in sunny Singapore! I'll only get to experience the winter when I go on a winter holiday and I'll hate the cold when I have to take a shower!!! And I've only seen snow once in LA which is like ten years ago!!!

By the way, I've tagged you. Check out the rules here:

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Hi shanghaiexpatlife, I imagine things are even colder over there!

Hi Jenny, please send warmth and I'll send some rain! I believe Queensland has been getting some recently.

Hi teesa, thanks for the tag, I'm going to try to get to that very soon! Ahh... sunny Singapore sounds wonderful right now....


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