Saturday, June 30, 2018

Burning

The temperature started to reach mid-40's and it's giving me a burning sensation every time I go out of my accommodation. It is my first summer here in the Middle East as a resident. My friends and colleagues told me that this is still not the peak of summer season, perhaps in a month, it will hit 50 deg C and higher. 

Photo 2015-02-09 17 00 53

the hot maize spotlight
exposes sea waves' jewels
continental range

/totomai

I stayed in Japan for more than a decade and was used to a much cooler environment. So I think this is the reason why my body is still in the adjustment phase. In my previous post, I mentioned that I will visit at least one tourist spot here in Abu Dhabi, but that is currently on hold. I cannot walk around the city under that burning temperature.

I am mid-way my contract and will have a well-deserved vacation this August in the Philippines. 

/totomai
2018/06/30

16 comments:

  1. Fish & Chips anyone?

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  2. Totomai, I don't think my body could function in that type of extreme heat. So do wish you, a safe and cooler times in the Philippines.

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  3. Wow!!! when it gets to 32 here im going crazy. Don't think i could survive Abu DUbai. I would have to hide indoors whole day.

    Luv your scenic haiku

    much love...

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  4. OMG, I cannot imagine 40 or 50 C! Stay cool, and look forward to your vacation!

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  5. Having lived in Jeddah, Saudi arabia for nearly 2 years I can relate to the heat and how you must be feeling.

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  6. That is WAY too hot. Yes, stay indoors..........I am glad you get to go home in August for a break. How horrible it must be for the homeless in those temperatures.

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  7. Sounds like heat that drives one to hibernation, which you caught perfectly in that first line. :)

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  8. The searing heat is palpable in your words.

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  9. Even the forced indoorness is used well in your art!

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  10. Oh, I feel the heated scenery in your words

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  11. Wear a hat and loose clothing and expose as little skin as possible and always put sun screen on the face...and good luck!

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  12. Ha ah ha... You could be on Everest. : )

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  13. Oooo, stay inside. That sounds brutal!

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  14. It looks lovely from here. But yes, if it's sizzling that hot outside, it might be safer to stay indoors... hydrated.

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  15. Fabulous photo! I have coped with 40 degrees C in the past, but can't imagine 50!

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  16. Stay in doors when you can....you will truly deserve and enjoy your vacation when it comes. Love this photo!!

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