the weather says

 It’s 25 degrees outside, with a possible low of 12 degrees today; we have mostly clear skies and winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph.Okay, that was a bit too much. Except for that last wind-blowing info, I’ve never known any other people who are concerned or kept abreast with what the science called meteorology has in store for them more than the Norwegians. Every time I am among Norwegians, they would ask each other what the weather would be on the weekend, or how low would the temperature drop that night, or would dark clouds come raining on their parade. The newspapers here devote almost, if not a full page on the weather forecast of the city, of the country, of the continent, and sometimes, of other continents. It is fascinating.Back in Manila, we couldn’t care less. Our newspapers devote a minute print space for the weather forecast – think 8 col. cms.Maybe it’s because of the changing seasons and the Norwegians do not have the luxury of 365 days of the tropical sun. So with a promise of an excellent weather and a fierce sun last weekend, we headed to the beach. Not the best beach I’ve seen – with rocky shores that I even cut my right foot – but it’s all good. It has vistas of neighboring peninsulas with rustic houses, as well as sail boats and jet skis blazing across the calm waters. It also nestles a battery park that overlooks Oslo City and ruins from the medieval ages.Did I mention it’s a great way to get some tan? So much cheaper than being bronzed in a tanning salon, too!


4 Responses to “the weather says”

  1. 1 iska July 18, 2006 at 3:27 am

    hi mark! it’s the same thing here in beijing & i am also one of them really concerned about the weather for the whole week…

    by the way, the queerchef pimped here :)

  2. 2 allan July 18, 2006 at 7:55 pm

    so, you’re tan already? =)

  3. 3 Mark July 18, 2006 at 11:33 pm

    welcome, iska! so how’s the weather over there? :-)

    golden, agc_dlsu! :-)

  4. 4 RennyBA July 19, 2006 at 9:23 am

    You really said it right Mark: Norwegians are not use to more the 30 days of summer LoL and you have come to the right place at the right time.
    You really seams to have found the right spots too:-)

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