Winter is coming... and we'll tell you why that makes us happy

Winter is coming... and we'll tell you why that makes us happy


Photo: David Wong/SCMP

- Winter means you can finally watch Elf on repeat. “First, we’ll make snow angels for two hours and then we’ll go ice skating, and then we’ll eat a whole roll of Toll House cookie dough as fast as we can, and then, to finish, we’ll snuggle.”

- Finally, people’s armpits won’t smell so bad. It’s especially disturbing for those of us whose noses are at the same level as people’s pits.

- Wrapping up in a massive coat means you can fit everything in its pockets – phone, wallet, Octopus card, tissues, even a Kindle – and leave your bag at home.

- Cooler weather means running season. Going for a jog in summer turns your face into a bright red tomato as you dissolve in your own sweaty juices. In winter you can keep going for miles and miles without getting dehydrated or tired. You can even tackle awesome scenic runs – like The Peak – without having to have a litre of water sloshing around in your hand.

- Hotpot. It’s a great time for parents and children to talk about what’s going on in their lives. And it’s usually all-you-can-eat, score!

- Winter is the only season you don’t have to feel bad about staying in your PJs all day.

- If you’re not a fan of winter, but you are a fan of the outdoors, the cold weather means finally being able to mountain bike along Hong Kong’s trails without melting.

- Winter in Hong Kong isn’t really that cold. There’s no chance of frostbite, and you don’t have to put on 15 layers in order to go outside. Winter wear here is all about the look – we’ll never have to worry about getting our hands stuck to a lamppost.

- Unlike other seasons, who’s sad to see winter go?

- Finally – we can switch from our skin being dehydrated from all the aircon to being dehydrated from the cold wind.

- Love Actually!


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