A Total TaiTai Tale

Tale of a Total TaiTai who was in Beijing & Beyond and is now in Singapore & Surroundings!

Tag: winter

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I know you’ll all understand the struggle.
I might have to stop the a/c for a few days!!

If only I remembered where I stored my sweaters 🤔

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Winter In The Tropics

In the light of my post a couple days ago and after seeing a few stories/posts on Facebook/Instagram/Snapchat about snowflakes starting to appear in the life of some of my Northern friends I thought it would be a good time to update my FB profile picture with my winter outfit Singapore Style (& share with you here too 😉):

* Long Sleeves… not because we really need them but because frankly we are getting tired of our short sleeves outfits and we can finally stand (barely) some fabric around non-essential-need-to-be-covered part of our body.
* Waterproof Bag … because we won’t ruin another leather bag by stuffing our never dried umbrella in it, plus it can occasionally serve as a cover in case said umbrella was forgotten.
* And most importantly our Anything-But-Leather Shoes…because we have a 99.9% chance of getting out of a subway station to torrential rain (while it was sunny with no clouds 2 stations before) and 3in. of water on the road the day you are in a hurry and cannot wait it out (especially on that day) and like the bag you are not going to mourn another one of your favorite pair of shoes.

#WinterInTheTropics

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Winter is upon us.

The stores have started to stock winter clothes (not sure who buys them and/or wear them).
Shops display are telling us “Winter is here”
But most importantly look at those temperatures… isn’t 32° freezing point? Oh wait that’s in Fahrenheit 🤔.
Well anything below 35°C is considered cold i.e. “winter”.
Hope it’s not as harsh as last year when temperatures plunged to 27°C (for 1 day 😜)

#WinterInTheTropics
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On the left winter

On the right summer.

We’ve been told that after living in Singapore for a while (ok maybe more than 6 months!) people are looking to escape to cold destination… that’s what we did 😉

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Chair skating on the frozen Houhai lake.

One of Beijing winter little pleasure.

I was a little sad they had replaced the old chairs by brand new ones and the ice pick were not made from a screwdriver with a welded extension anymore.

Everything chances even in China!!

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Well after you buy kilos of cabbage you need to let them dry so they keep better during the winter months. Where else but the parking lot …it’s not like it’s polluted 🙂

#OnlyInChina

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Winter is definitely settling in in Beijing. Plants and trees winter cover are being put on.

They might actually be needed this year as we’ve had quite a few days of snow already compare to the 160+ dry day of last winter

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From a couple weeks ago. Sign that winter is near.

Cabbages and leeks sellers start to show up on Beijing street corners.

This is not the place to buy one or two leek for your soup 😉

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We finally got the snow we were promised since Wednesday night.

It’s getting cold.

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Well mother nature is a little ahead of schedule this year (even though Weather App had warned us – amazing how accurate it is!)

Officially speaking, Beijing’s winter usually starts on November 15 every year.
Mother Nature is not behind this miracle of scheduling. Rather, this is the date that the municipal utility authority is scheduled to start providing heat to all residential quarters. Every residences pay a fee to receive heat in the winter. The fee is based on the household’s size in square meters.

FYI We also know when winter ends… it’s March 15. Well at least that’s when the heat is turned off!!!