Typhoon Weather

Well, it’s finally here. It hasn’t stopped raining since yesterday, meaning that I haven’t been able to train either.

If you’ve never experienced a wet season before, it’s kind of hard to explain. I tend to like the rain, but it’s terrible to get around in. Scooters and bikes are really almost inoperable in this weather. This doesn’t stop anyone from doing so, but it is really bad. Our bedroom AC is no longer working, this means that I’m acting a bit nutty. I’ve had trouble sleeping the last two nights. It’s not anyone’s fault, but when I get bothered during a night’s sleep, it really messes me up.

This coupled with some jetlag from earlier in the week hasn’t helped my general disposition. As soon as the rain abates, people throw themselves outside. This makes supermarkets clogged. I waited 30 minutes in line to pay for some groceries today.

Tomorrow is a Typhoon Day, kind of like a snowstorm day back home. This means no classes. Apparently everyone is heading south for the 3-day weekend. We’re not. I think I’ll go out on a bike ride tomorrow. I can’t stand not going anymore and I’m getting really fidgety and annoyed.

Author: range

I'm mathematician/IT strategist/blogger from Canada living in Taipei.

2 thoughts on “Typhoon Weather”

  1. Hahaha! You said “everyone is heading south for the 3-day weekend.” Waddayaknow, though! Sharon and I went south, from Hsinchu to Kaohsiung, hoping to get sunny oceanside views and cooler, calmer weather. But, as luck would have it, everyone here is talking about there being no workdays for the whole island, and rainstorms and windy, typhoon weather for 2 days! Anyway, we are in a nice hotel now, about two blocks from the Main Station. I love Kaohsiung, but I wish I could actually explore the place and not be hindered by cold weather (like the last times I was here), sunburn dangers, or, well, typhoons.

  2. 🙂
    We are staying home. I want to try and go out on the bike, but I think it will be dangerous, especially tomorrow. Good luck with Kaohsiung.

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