Early one morning when it was still dark, I woke up
suddenly. I felt very cold. The funny thing was that I had
the blanket on but I still felt cold. I could not get back to
sleep because of it. So I got up and put on extra clothes.
Only then did I managed to get to sleep again.
When dawn came, I woke up to find that my nose
was freezing. The rest of the body was comfortably warm
under the blanket, but the head, especially the nose, felt like ice.
Anyhow I got up and immediately felt the cold air
around me. I shivered. It was extraordinary that it should
be this cold in the tropics. I checked the thermometer. It
read 19 degrees Celsius. Goodness, I thought, this was
Outside the sky was obscured by thick mist. Again
this was unusual. On my way to school, my clothes actually
got damp as moisture settled on me. It was cold and damp.
The sun was well hidden. I could not even see where it
Most of my schoolmates and the teachers had extra
clothes on. The others shivered.
As the day progressed it became more pleasant.
Mist still hung all around us. It was strange having lessons
in the unusual conditions.
Only at about 12 noon did the mist clear and the
sun shone through. Even then the atmosphere was
It was a freak weather but it was enjoyable while it
lasted. It gave me an idea of how it was like in a cold
country. How nice it would be if we had this type of
weather more often.