I am dreaming of a white monsoon.
Two days ago, 4th February, I received an email from an old English friend who had migrated with his family from England to one place he wrote as Pawtuxet Village in US– I would like to imagine that as the equivalent of my Kampong Pengkalang Maras! But how equal are they?
Look at what he wrote:
“Winter in Pawtuxet village
We usually get snow here, The weather is like UK, only colder minus 15 deg C and hotter, 37 deg C.
Hassan, do you get any snow in Malaysia?
He attached this picture:
Winter in Pawtuxet Village
How would I respond to that question?
So yesterday morning, I took my bedroom alarm clock and placed it in the shade outside my house, and this is what it read after half-an-hour.
18.2 C at 7.56 am
Our coldest ever Monsoon
And we are supposed to have an exceptionally cold weather ever experienced during Monsoon.
Monsoon 'Snow' at Pengkalan Maras
And now, like the great Bing Crosby I will be singing:
I'm dreaming of a white monsoon
Like the one I used to know
Where the coconut tops glisten
I think that 'monsoon' goes better than 'christmas' with 'glisten'!
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