There is a common joke among my foreign friends. How many seasons are there in Bangkok? Three _ hot, really hot and hot like hell. I've lived in Bangkok all my life and I agree that the weather is hot and humid all year round. But hot like hell is a bit of an exaggeration. If it is true, then the devil has met his match in the City of Angels.
Braving Bangkok's heat is daunting. And it seems like the weather is getting hotter and hotter every year. Is it global warming due to pollution? Is it because of deforestation? Or is it the Earth's natural cycle of hot and cold? If I'm sweating on the streets, I honestly don't think about these things. I just want to find relief by either drinking something cold, finding shade, or running toward the nearest air-conditioner.
The news of Myanmar's suspension of gas supplies to Thai power plants from April 5-14 was not music to my ears. Of all the times in the year, April seems to be the worst month to go without electricity. Why not December or January? If it's scheduled maintenance, wouldn't it be better to schedule it during the cooler months?
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