Wednesday, June 22, 2011
It has been cold and wet here the last few days and I just can't believe it! I mean, I am happy that it is not so hot but it sometimes feels like I would freeze to the bone. Last Monday, I wasn't so comfortable wearing only a shirt and a thin cardigan because it rained and it was so cold. The weather forecast said that it was going to be only a cloudy day at temperatures between 16-20% so I thought it was enough. Duh, I was so wrong. And since I don't have a smartphone, I can't always connect to the internet to check the weather every now and then. Maybe it is about time that I get one? Or better yet, a blackberry tablet so that I can also read my lecture notes without having to bring a load of paper files with me.
Anyway, today is going to be one of those days when there will be more rain and thunderstorms later in the day. And the weather always changes its mind so there is a big possibility that it is also going to rain this morning. A lot of my friends are complaining already but as one friend puts it, "jetzt ist Sommer,egal ob man schwitzt oder friert... Sommer ist,was in deinem Kopf passiert.."
Translation: "It is now summer, regardless of whether you sweat or you freeze. Summer is all a state of mind."
For someone like me who has lived in the tropics all her life, just a small drop of temperature can really affect me. But I am getting used to the weather here in Germany, which as some of friends would joke to be like the Germans: more often cold but sometimes warm. I know that we will soon see better, sunnier and warmer days. And when that time comes, I will definitely be one of those who is happiest.