Friday, April 4, 2008
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Earlier today, I experienced hell. The drive from Alabang to Antipolo was the worst thing that could happen on a 34-degree 74% humid Manila air. Not to mention the mennacing traffic the whole drive was! The only good thing that happened during the drive was the can of Pocari Sweat I downed during the course of the drive. It somewhat made my mouth feel hydrated and have somewhat "replenished" my dried-up body. They see that because of the darn humidity Manila has, the temperature actually rose further to 4 degrees hotter! That means if 34-degrees celsius was the real temperature, the body actually felt that it was 38-degrees!!! That's what I call scorching hot!
The traffic situation at the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) didn't help even if I used the Skyway.
The hell I experienced a while ago was my main motivation for my post tonight. How to deal with the summer sun? Here are my personal 5 best ways:
1.) Take a cold (please don't turn the dial to hot!!!!) shower for at least 20 minutes. Make sure the skin and body temperature would dip to "coolness" and make sure your room's A/C is turned full blast (around 16 to 18 degrees celsius or if you don't have an A/C, a "3" in the electric fan would do!
2.) Buy a Big 7-11 gulp and finish it off near the store's A/C! I don't with have none of those big gulps here in Manila. The biggest we have would be the 22 oz. offerings they have.
3.) Finish off a Venti any-flavored Frappe from Starbucks while your car's A/C is on full blast! It is brain freeze with a little sophistication!
4.) If you don't like a caffeine rush, do fruitshakes instead! Fruitshakes have more ice, thus there's more brain freeze!
5.) Buy a 1500ml bottled ice-cold water from 7-11 and finish it off in front of the A/C!
Those would be my topmost must-do rituals whenever the summer sun burns the heck out of me. I really don't like the Filipino Halo-halo since they've get beans in there (I don't like beans). The main priority here is to hydrating the body to keep the temperature down.
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