Wednesday, March 26, 2008

I need a 'Mandi'

Many of the blogs I visit are written by people who live in the Northern Hemisphere. So, for the past couple of months, there has been a lot of posts on snow and how cold it is. And each time I read one of those posts, I can't help wishing I was in a place like that because of the warm weather we have here.

Now on hindsight, I should have been enjoying that 'warm' weather because its positively scorching right now. This week, we've suddenly lost the clouds and the rain, COMPLETELY. So its just a constant heat that builds up as the day progresses. Its 3.20pm now and in about 40 mins, part of the house will officially be an oven.

Enough of the complaining. I've lived long enough to know that it doesn't help. Instead, I'll just go have a 'Mandi'.

We have a shower here but I prefer to do what the locals do. The houses here have a permanent tub that is a fixture in all bathrooms. This tub is always filled with cold water. So when it gets hot, I just go in there and dump water down on me. It feels a little like being under a waterfall, except that I have to be manually scooping the water out of the tub. Thats the 'Mandi'.

5 comments:

Bilbo said...

Well, I guess we all want what we don't have. Here in Northern Virginia we have four seasons, but two of them (spring and autumn) are only a few days long, and are separated by winter (too cold and wet) and summer (too hot and humid). I like the idea of the Mandi for summer...for winter, we have our wonderful whirlpool tub. Hmmm...right now, I could use either one, just on principle.

elizabeth embracing life said...

I love tha you have a "mandi". I would imagine a beautiful waterfall, with the loud sounds of water hitting the rocks....One summer we lived in a place with all glass skylights and it was a greenhouse. All the candles melted sideways and I would put Ethan to bed in wet t-shirts. I remember having cool bath's our "mandi" just for a brief retreat from the heat.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

The things one learns while reading blogs! A 'mandi' sounds good for warm weather.

Nap Warden said...

Never would have known that...I was thinking it was a male maid;)

MamaGeek said...

Simply WOW. I had no idea! And I'd be glad to box you up and send you some snow! :)