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The season - weather/allergies etc

Post by JR8 » Mon, 27 Jan 2014 11:03 am

Are we currently experiencing some defined season?

I'm not sure, but the last several weeks seem to have been defined by:

- feeling positively cold at times
- perpetually overcast
- no rain
- strong wind at times
- bad pollen/dust allegies

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 27 Jan 2014 12:19 pm

Northeast Monsoon (typically December & January).
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by Hannieroo » Mon, 27 Jan 2014 12:21 pm

My sinuses are killing me but my hair is humidity free fabulous.

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Post by JR8 » Mon, 27 Jan 2014 12:38 pm

I had fleetingly thought it might be one of the semi-annual monsoon seasons, but then discounted that as it is not raining, even to the extent a lot of grass in the neighbourhood is turning brown.

More 'arid season' than monsoon season in that respect :)


--- Yep Hannieroo, bad for pollen etc allergies right now. I would love it to rain for a week solid...

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 27 Jan 2014 12:43 pm

SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by BedokAmerican » Mon, 27 Jan 2014 2:45 pm

I'm glad this wind is expected to continue until March. It makes the temperature seem cooler and I'm all for that!

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Post by kookaburrah » Mon, 27 Jan 2014 3:29 pm

I'm popping antihistamines like popcorn. It's driving me crazy. But the temperature is utterly lovely.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 27 Jan 2014 3:50 pm

As I don't have any Aircon in my home, I find the weather absolutely delightful, although my wife, being local, claims she is freezing. I'm running around in singlet & shorts/sarong.
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by QRM » Mon, 27 Jan 2014 3:50 pm

kookaburrah wrote:I'm popping antihistamines like popcorn. It's driving me crazy. But the temperature is utterly lovely.
Try Beconase, sprayed straight into the nose, for years I tried all sort of antihistamines, some made me groggy but none of them really worked, then beconase came along and all clear now, it takes a few days to kick in though.

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Post by JR8 » Mon, 27 Jan 2014 6:20 pm

I've been on Clarinase, Fluimacil, Boots hayfever relief, Nasonex, Cetirizine HCL, Xyzal*, Lemsip cold and flu, Sinupret ... the pill cupboard is starting to look a little bare. I found an almost full box of 3-years expired Egyptian Paracetamol if things get really desperate.

I was about to have a good snort on a bottle of aromatic oil, thinking it was like the decongestant Karvol/Olbus Oil or similar... until at the last moment I realised it's for tooth-ache (packaging is all in German!).

p.s. Beconase, blast from the past! I used that as a child. The funny thing is I completely grew out of my youthful dust/pollen allergies about 20 years ago. Just not in Asia it seems!


* If hydrocortisones like Cetirizine make you drowsy, Xyzal is a 'next gen' non-drowsy equivalent.

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Post by kookaburrah » Mon, 27 Jan 2014 6:33 pm

I was prescribed Beconase once and have it at home. I lost heart after three days but will go back and try it. Thanks for the reminder.

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