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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Its hot

California (CA) is basically hot all year round but not without the cool breeze. The first month we moved here fr Pennsylvania (Aug 2006), we both basically got burnt by the sun. Literally. Thats because eventho its very sunny but there's always a cool breeze that comes with it thus you wont even feel the sun burning your skin until of course later in the day. And I have always been the type who doesnt really enjoy the sun too much. I will try to walk under the shades be it the trees, the awnings or even Michael's. One thing good about being 5ft 1.5in. lol!

Anyways, once in a while CA will get the heat wave. (Like right now!) We have been getting it since sunday and it will continue at least until the weekend. So what, you asked me? Sama aje macam KL/Msia you say? Well my dear readers, most of the apartment complexes here dont have air-cond. You heard me right. They cost an arm and a leg yet they cant even install the a/c unit! Its like sauna all day/night long. They have this cetralised-water-cooling-unit that basically does nothing to cool even our studio apartment. bodoh. grrrr...

Oklah. Im gonna stop now before i say anything stoopid. See y'all when the weather goes back to normal CA weather!

18 comments:

Rita Ho said...

Farina ... try and get one of those cooling bandanas. They work really well, cools you down fast and lasts long. This summer has been weird at my end as well, can't wait for it to end!

Cat Cat said...

PJ,
Biar betul.. Tak ada A/C in your apartment... Aduh, ini mesti macam dalam oven lah. Lebih baik gi shopping, jalan2, cuci mata and sejuk sikit badan.

Zue Murphy said...

PJ, you must find pool or pantai to cool you down. I hear ya. My house pun tak ada a/c. Only lately saja kita pasang coz dah tak tahan. At other times kita cari camping ground under the shade.

PrincessJournals said...

Rita, cooling bandanas? never heard of tht one. tell me more pls.

Kak Ram, memang macam dlm oven even at night. apt kitorang kat PA dulupun ada a/c. :( malas leh nak gi shopping. kena jln in the hot sun.

Zu, kat beach lagilah panas yang oi. tak kuasa i. gamaknya sunday baru i akan keluar rumah sbb supposedly thts the least warm day of the week.

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

yo PJ,

so tell me, r u one of them sidewalk surfer girls on roller blades? thats how i picture california. and orange county is radddd. maybe bcos of that movie with jack black on it.

oh, and bcos of some pop songs, its like california sun has become some sort of a legend. err, are we not sharing the same sun? hihi...

PrincessJournals said...

me on roller blades? hahahhaha. i dont swin so i def dont surf lah. :P

its hot here tho not as hot as texas. thank god for tht! we might be sahring the same sun but somehow the sun here seems bigger and hotter. not to mention longer days. sigh..

I Cook4Fun said...

PJ, I sebiji macam you when I see matahari. Sampai lari lari dari parking lot to avoide the sun :) Carlos cakap I gila. Susah lah tak ada A/c especially CA weather. It can get really hot. Sini pun sama jugak and with the humidity memang tak tahan. I have the A.c on 24/7. Hope the weather kat CA will get cooler soon. Take care

Rita Ho said...

Farina ... It is a bandana with some sort of hydrophyllic (water loving) gel in pockets that swells up when soak in water. You wear it around the neck to keep cool. I find it very effective. Google for it and you'll find plenty of supplier sites. They are also available in travel stores and some recreational stores. All the same. Stay cool! :)

Ms eNVy said...

Stay Cool dearie .. I feel for you .. I sure miss Cali but never really miss the heat .. I'm like you, me and sun don't play well together hehehe

PrincessJournals said...

Gert, samalah kita ye. hehehe..

Rita, like tht ah? oklah. nanti i cari apa benda tu. thanks for the info!

Envy, seems like sun and us dont get along too well. hahaha..

J.T. said...

Hi Farina

Ever considered buying a portable air-conditioned unit? Although we hardly need one here in Germany (most houses have heaters but no AC) some summers in the previous years proved to be too hot to handle. We had to get one. Fans did not help much.

Try to stay cool, Princess. :)

Daphne Ling said...

Haih Kak Farina,

Sini pun panas gila...but yes, at least ada air-cond...
I heard CA alota sun all year round...I mean, they're not called 'Sun&Surf' for nothing huh? As for me, puteri lilin also...Cepat cair, cepat beku...I'll be the first to complain its hot and also the first to freeze! I must go learn from the dogs...Pant when hot, see works anot...Tell you if it does! ;)

elviza said...

Dearest Farina,

Ah, the weather in California. You know I have this imagination of how womderful the city is. I think I watch too much CSI and crappy movies.

Would love to be there someday, somehow...

Take care Sis.

PrincessJournals said...

JT, we tot of getting the portable a/c unit but bila fikir where to put it when not being used, cancel terus. lol!

Daphne, puteri lilin! heheh. a lot of ppl jadi mangsa tangan sejuk i.

Elviza, the weather is not tht bad cuma itulah a few days in a yr dapat extreme heat. csi tu kat vegas, lagilah panas in summer. bila ada rezeki, boleh datang ke CA ok?

tony -stand-up philosopher said...

HI PJ,
First time here via JT's blog. Will drop by again...and try and keep a cool head in all that heat!

J.T. said...

Hi Farina

That's funny. Sometimes I also think like that. When I do not know where to store something when not in use, I will forget about purchasing it. :)

Stay cool!

Raden Galoh said...

Hi PJ...First time dropping acomment...hehehe...That 'sauna' thingy can make us kurus tak? If can...I want to be there lah...

Yeah..I remembered how summer was kat Ohio...so hot...apatu..berlengas as some Malay said ye...

Anyway, take care sistah!

PrincessJournals said...

tony SUP, thank u for dropping by. will hopped to ur blog soon. ;)

JT, yelah. thts why i think 3-4x before buying big stuff tht's only used 3-4 times a yr.

RG, wht an honour! thanks for dropping by sis. :) yes, memang berlengas but malangnya tak kurus2 pun. heheheh..