Saturday, June 10, 2006

Summer time...

Its finally summer here in Switzerland... For the past few weeks we've been having really cold tempretures (at times till 5°c or 6°c!!) and also followed by strong winds and cloudy skies. I do hope this week onwards we'll be able to enjoy cloudless skies...

Summer for me is a wonderful time when we get to enjoy more fruits and vegetables than winter time. Its also a time for bbqs! I just love cook outs coz its just so simple to do; marinate it and put it on the grill! This week was great as we did cook out on the park (charcoal grill) and also on our balcony (electric grill) with some friends that either came to stay over at our place or we go to their place.

This is also a great time I think for most of us ladies to don bikinis! Although I'm not really a bikini fan, I did took the pains of "slimming down" in spring time so that I'll look good in my new swimming costume! hehehehhe.... Yes I am VAIN, so what? All humans are vain one way or the other.

I always find it funny to see the difference between mat salleh and us Asians. They (the mat sallehs) would want to get as dark as they can by "grilling" under the sun, going to a tanning studio or spreading on self tanning lotions on their body. While us Asians (majority the typical Asians who grew up in Asia) would want to avoid the sun at all cost! There's one time when I actually open my umbrella when it got to hot here in Switzerland (2003 heat wave). Everyone looked at me as though I'm nuts! Call me typical Chinese, the "tan" I get during summer tends to stay with me till winter and I get more "pimple scar" by having to much sun. I think its time for me to splat on more sun block lotion, don't want to get any darker than I'm suppose to.

2 comments:

Alice Teh said...

I can't do bikini! I wanted to, but I can't! I look hobbo in bikinis...

OK, enough of my wailing. I want to get a tan but too 'chicken' to do so. In fact, my tan doesn't look like a tan. It'll look like something is burnt - it has a reddish undertone. That's speaking from past experience. It'll not be like those people whose tan is nice and chocolatey.

Hmmm... I'll settle for fake tan (when the need arises)

ShannyK-L said...

OK lar... Not everyone can actually look good in a bikini! Me? hai..... there are times when I'm actually in a bikini, my tummy sticks out! Talking about having en extra "rubber tube" for floating! hehehehhe....