So long summer?!
The weather right now is certainly strange. 'Shanghai is wrapping up its coolest summer since 2003" I read yesterday at Shanghai Daily. And it sure is.
Last year at this time when I rode my bike in Shanghai I remember thinking "can I get away by wearing even less than I am already wearing, without looking skimpy?" It was just so fecking hot back then! (And no, the question to my thoughts was "no you certainly can't!" as I, in a pair of short shorts and a small singlet, probably already looked a little bit skimpy -u know the skin rule, don't show too much of it. But I simply couldn't bear the thoughts of wearing my shorts with a t-shirt as that would have been too much fabric for the Shanghai heat). I also remember how I desperately one day wanted to wear my jeans and convinced myself that it wasn't 'that hot' outside and wore them to uni... ahhahahhahaha... There was a little pool of sweat on my chair only after 5 minutes of the first class. (and I didn't wear those jeans again for a long time -bad karma, I told myself) But in the weather we have now, I could definitely wear jeans. I even wore a JUMPER (long-sleeved?!!!) yesterday on my way home from the gym. Now that's.... weird, isn't it?!
Don't get me wrong, I am not complaining. It is more that wonderful that the temperature has dropped. U can actually be outside at this time of the year! Last year, you couldn't. It's just a bit weird that it suddenly has gotten so cool (although I guess that 'weird' can probably be explained as: 'climate change'). Oh, and the mosquitoes seem to have vanished?! Yup that's right. Only 5 bites this summer and I didn't even use up the first (out of five) bottle of mosquito repellent?! Hello, Shanghai autumn?
Autumn time = hat time!! (yey!)
And then: Hello, scarves, gloves and hats (although it rarely gets this cold in Shanghai -this photo's from South Korea -as u already might have guessed. The sky is rarely that blue in China)