This week the general southeast Asia environs has been weathering Typhoon Megi– formerly downgraded to a tropical storm, and then upgraded again to a Typhoon. Luckily, it has not actually HIT Taiwan, per se, but we have had steady and at times relentless rain all week. Today, we have some wind! Yum.
I’ve realized that Taipei weather is not unlike Boston weather, so no surprise that locals and visitors to both places love to talk (and complain) about it! This has led me to compose a “Weather Mad Lib,” in which you can plug in either Boston terms (rain, snow, sleet, cold, “wintry mix”), or Taipei terms (rain, humidity, hot, fog, wind, typhoon, earthquake):
Hi there, can you believe the _______ today? I mean, come on, yesterday’s ______ was pretty bad, I didn’t think it would get worse! I know, right? It’s more _____ than I remember it being, since the ______ in ____ of last year. Well, that’s not so bad. This morning, it ______ed, maybe it will _______ again later today. Don’t count your chickens. Usually when it ______s here, you’ll be _____ing ____ all day, maybe even all week. Has anyone seen the weather report? Oh, don’t trust them, they said it would be only a 20% chance of _____, and it’s been _____ like this since last night. The _____ woke me up at dawn! Continue reading