It seems like every day it gets hotter and hotter. Right around now, I would have thought we’d get… I don’t wanna use the word cold, so I’ll use the words cool enough. Every year, the “-ber” months (September onward) usually bring a lot of rain and decent temperatures. This year, we’re already well into October and I can count the number of rainy days on one hand. The worst part? Every time it rains, it’s always late at night.
There are a couple reasons for this being the worst. Chief among them being the atmosphere. I love a good rainy afternoon, perfect time to chill, read that book I’ve been putting off, maybe even sleep without getting sweaty. Instead, I see the clouds thinking of releasing the rain then ultimately deciding to wait a few hours, killing my mood entirely. The other reason? Internet here is very picky and somewhat shy. Shy of what? Of the rain of course. For whatever reason, rain causes performance issues in our internet sometimes, the speed just fails to get up to where I hope they would be. During the afternoon this is fine since my friends and clanmates are on during the morning and during the night for me.
So far this month (and last), we’ve gotten so much sun, which is not cool. Every time I look out the window, it’s just the sun smiling its cruel smile at me. Hopefully, November and December bring some rain, even if just a small amount. Even just sitting here writing this late at night, I’m sweating from how hot it is, and our room is even worse cause of the lack of airflow. At night the aircon helps a lot, but during the day I rarely go in there. I’m really not sure if it’s because I went to the States and stayed in a fairly cold environment for some time, but I’m really not used to the heat anymore. Before I could shrug it off but now it’s always there on the edge of my mind.
It’s weird because when I was in the States, I made an article about how it rained too much, and here I am doing the opposite, saying it’s not raining enough. Like I said in that article though, the atmosphere rain gives in the States is completely different, too silent. Here, when it rains, it pours and the noise is really nice to have in the background. Some of my friends and I will actually hang out in our music channel (we have different voice channels for different things like just talking, music, in-game stuff, etc) with a music bot playing some chill music and another bot playing rain ambient sounds. It’s really relaxing, even without music I highly recommend it, just listening to rainy sounds, and if you want to add a fireplace sound on top you can. There are actually some websites dedicated to ambient noises, you can mix in different sounds like coffee shop sounds, wind, thunder, etc.