Halloween has come and gone, and it was only just recently did the weather finally cool down(we’re talking temperatures in the low 20s — Celsius). Back in New York, I’d cling onto the very last ounce of Summer, refusing to swap out my flip flops til my toes were frozen. The day I had to put on a jacket was a sad one, in spite of Autumn being my favorite season of the year. It’s just that Summers in New York are so precious — free concerts and movies, swing dancing at Lincoln Center, Shakespeare in the Park, ice cream, vacationing — all that good stuff. So why am I so excited to get me a bit of cold here in HK?
The heat is just way too long here! “Summer” weather starts as early as April-May, and humidity spikes from June through September, so with such weather conditions carrying on until late October, it gets tiresome. Also, cool weather signifies lots of important seasonal changes — back to school, leaves turning, my birthday. So when it takes THIS long for cooler weather to arrive, I just don’t quite feel right, and all those seasonal changes are oh so important.
I know there will still be a handful of randomly warm days where I will bust out the flip flops and probably wear a tank top without any other covering too, and I’ll appreciate it, but without the cooler air, I feel stuck in time — so I welcome it at long last!
[Did I never mention how obsessed I get with the weather in HK?]