Ryan jokes that I’m only happy when it rains. These are lyrics from a song and while it’s a funny joke we share, the truth is that my mood definitely improves when it rains, no matter where I am. Ryan and I are back in Kuala Lumpur and it is hot! Between the high humidity (80%) and the spicy Indian food, I’m usually sweating up a storm. The only exception seems to be when it rains. It’s a good thing that it’s been raining more often than not.
Growing up in Wyoming, rain was scarce and a reason to celebrate whenever we got any. I would often charge right out into it and take a couple of laps around the yard barefoot. I’m not as tempted to do that here. The rain in Kuala Lumpur doesn’t mess around. We’re up on the 19th floor and we have a great view of the storms as they come in, do their thing, and move on again. Over the past few weeks, we’ve been witnessing a lot of wonderful inclement weather and ordering a lot of fast food delivery. (It’s a big thing over here.)
So maybe Ryan’s right, except I’m going to substitute “only” for “always” and say that I’m always happy when it rains. Add on a loaded potato bowl from KFC, or a mini Asian sized pizza from Domino’s or Pizza Hut delivered right to my door, and I’m extra happy. Bring on the rain!