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Post by Fortan » Wed, 25 Sep 2013 3:07 pm

... earlier today I saw a guy getting hit by a car. He walked straight out in front of it and the driver hit the breaks but too late. He got a knock but was almost unharmed. Very lucky this bloke. Reason for this was the copy of Straits Times he had folded around his head. Looked like the full copy of the Sunday Times..... The rain was very soft and yeah, hardly drizzling...

Why are people here so scared of rain? I just walk out in it. Perhaps not when it is coming down hard but a drizzle is nice and fresh and I know I will dry up quickly. Where i was born and grew up the rain was cold, like really cold and it was almost always windy and chilly so if you got wet, you got cold fast. Here it is just nice... So never really understood it?!?!

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Post by AngMoG » Wed, 25 Sep 2013 3:16 pm

There are enough people that take out an umbrella at any opportunity:
- Heavy rain (ok, I would too)
- Light rain / drizzle / 5 drops
- Sun
- Clouds (because some sun could still "come through"?)

Maybe they just like it as a fashion accessory?

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Post by Fortan » Wed, 25 Sep 2013 3:31 pm

AngMoG wrote:There are enough people that take out an umbrella at any opportunity:
- Heavy rain (ok, I would too)
- Light rain / drizzle / 5 drops
- Sun
- Clouds (because some sun could still "come through"?)

Maybe they just like it as a fashion accessory?
What about the Sunday Times? :)

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Post by nakatago » Wed, 25 Sep 2013 3:41 pm

Generally, in South East Asia or the Chinese,

sun --> you get darker; dark skin = ugly
rain --> you get wet, you get sick

Not sure about the Japanese and Koreans.
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Post by Max Headroom » Wed, 25 Sep 2013 8:25 pm

Fortan wrote:... earlier today I saw a guy getting hit by a car. He walked straight out in front of it and the driver hit the breaks but too late. He got a knock but was almost unharmed. Very lucky this bloke. Reason for this was the copy of Straits Times he had folded around his head. Looked like the full copy of the Sunday Times..... The rain was very soft and yeah, hardly drizzling...

Why are people here so scared of rain? I just walk out in it. Perhaps not when it is coming down hard but a drizzle is nice and fresh and I know I will dry up quickly. Where i was born and grew up the rain was cold, like really cold and it was almost always windy and chilly so if you got wet, you got cold fast. Here it is just nice... So never really understood it?!?!
Probably because they remember the last time they got drenched and then had no choice but to spend the rest of the day air-drying in their sub-zero temperature office.

I love the warm rain, it's positively soul-reaffirming to walk around in a heavy downpour every now and again. But wow, you don't half pay the price when you're back in the office.

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Post by TippyToes » Wed, 25 Sep 2013 9:16 pm

Fortan wrote:... earlier today I saw a guy getting hit by a car. He walked straight out in front of it and the driver hit the breaks but too late. He got a knock but was almost unharmed. Very lucky this bloke. Reason for this was the copy of Straits Times he had folded around his head. Looked like the full copy of the Sunday Times..... The rain was very soft and yeah, hardly drizzling...

Why are people here so scared of rain? I just walk out in it. Perhaps not when it is coming down hard but a drizzle is nice and fresh and I know I will dry up quickly. Where I was born and grew up the rain was cold, like really cold and it was almost always windy and chilly so if you got wet, you got cold fast. Here it is just nice... So never really understood it?!?!
Because they are made of tissue paper. That is why they are scared. :)

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Post by BedokAmerican » Wed, 25 Sep 2013 9:29 pm

Maybe they don't want to get their hair messed up?

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Post by Stevie_W » Wed, 25 Sep 2013 10:39 pm

BedokAmerican wrote:Maybe they don't want to get their hair messed up?
Well, that's me for sure. Hate getting my hair messed up.
Today was the heaviest rain i've seen so far. Didn't think it'd be a problem to just walk out in the rain to mrt then to office; totally soaked, shirt, trousers, socks, shoes, everything. I was freezing my nuts off in the office because the air con is always on so cold. I'd only just about dried up by the time i left work around 8ish.

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Post by x9200 » Thu, 26 Sep 2013 6:46 am

>30 deg C, sunny - swimming pool full of people
30 to 27 deg C - some people in the swimming pool
below 27 - swimming pool deserted, first ice breaker ships on standby

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 26 Sep 2013 7:01 am

^^This. So true!
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Post by Mi Amigo » Thu, 26 Sep 2013 7:12 am

Well at least the BCL has been shown to be useful for something (other than lining of bird cages). :twisted:

The problem of arriving at the office with wet clothes (from rain or sweating) and then being hit by an arctic draught is a serious one, for health reasons if nothing else. But I do wonder why so many people are reluctant to even go out in the rain (many taxi drivers for example :x ). I always carry an umbrella to/from work and when going out if the forecast shows possible rain, so manage to stay mainly dry that way. It's not rocket science.

Lightning is something to be careful about though. I'm not sure what the real statistics are, but I have heard of a number of incidents of people being killed by lightning over the years. I've had a couple of scary moments on golf courses - standing in the middle of the fairway (a rare event for me in itself ;-) ) holding a lightning rod with the skies darkening and the siren wailing...
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Post by Steve1960 » Thu, 26 Sep 2013 8:39 am

My Filipina wife is paranoid about getting wet in the rain. She definitely associates getting rained on with subsequently becoming sick with a cold or fever. Most likely this is related to the air con comments above too.

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Post by Steve1960 » Thu, 26 Sep 2013 8:43 am

nakatago wrote:Generally, in South East Asia or the Chinese,

sun --> you get darker; dark skin = ugly
rain --> you get wet, you get sick

Not sure about the Japanese and Koreans.
So true. My daughter from a previous UK Marriage would kill to have my wife's skin colour. In return my wife would be prepared to kill to have my daughters fair white skin!

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Post by Akimbo » Thu, 26 Sep 2013 8:53 am

I love the heavy rain, gives me an excuse to wear my trench coat hoodie or just a hoodie if it's lighter rain...I just feel peaceful...
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Post by Fortan » Thu, 26 Sep 2013 10:11 am

Akimbo wrote:I love the heavy rain, gives me an excuse to wear my trench coat hoodie or just a hoodie if it's lighter rain...I just feel peaceful...
Haha that just reminded me of a Sunday not that long ago and I was home alone, the wife was out of the house. I got up late and turned the aircon in the living room on max and sat under a blanket with a cup of hot coffee, wearing my hoodie watching a movie. Guess I was missing the cold of home somehow :)

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