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Unless you've been living under an air-conditioned rock, then you've realised it's hotter outside than a plate of green chillies. And with April emerging faster than the perspiration drenching your body, good luck to those who dare to don bright-coloured shirts. 

But since pretty much every day in Bangkok ranges from "Damn, it's hot outside" to "Holy sweatballs, my brain is melting in this heat", we Thais will have to keep adapting to this blazing weather until the polar caps melt. Sure, some of us run and hide in the wintry embrace of offices and malls, but the nation's bravest have taken to the scorching streets, sweat stains be damned! Here's a guide on how some Thais deal with the heat; use these tips to help you until the snow dance you've been doing actually works.

Thais prefer to use an umbrella to shield themselves from the sun because it would just be too obvious to use it when it's raining. Make sure to carry it with you at all times, especially if you're an office lady who has to walk outside to get lunch. Bonus points if you're one of those people who pokes others with the sharp edges of your umbrella.

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