All in black
Chittisa's description of British people dressed in black and walking in the rain was so true and so funny. I have to admit that I'm dressed in black today and looking around my office, quite a few of my colleagues are too! Personally I choose black often as I hope that it makes me look slimmer! A terrible thing to admit but true! However I don't wear black all the time and also like vivid colours like cerise ( a kind of bright pink) and bright blue. These look good in a strong, tropical light but look garish when I wear them in the UK.
Chittisa you are absolutely right to say that tropical rainstorms can be very destructive and frightening. KL floods easily after such a downpour and it can be very disruptive. Apart from floods the other danger is from lightning and also from trees and branches falling. But if you are in a safe place and not affected badly, such a storm can be really spectacular to watch. Unlike the UK where rain just goes on and on for days, tropical rain is over quickly.
Thanks for all your recent comments and support, I'm so pleased to read your feedback and I'm really excited when some of you are using language from blogs. It's great to see you trying things out. So here are some replies to your questions;
Diema mentioned that she had heard that there were 12 words for fog in English. It sounds like the often quoted, but possibly not true idea that the Innuit people have 24 words for snow in their language. I'm afraid that the only words that I can think of that are in current use are;
smog (made up from smoke and fog)
Mauricio asked about ways of ending messages that could bring you closer to the receiver of the message. I'm not sure if you mean salutations like this:
Best Wishes (OK for someone you don't know and in a fairly formal situation)
Kind Regards ( OK for someone you don't know and in a fairly informal situation)
Fondest regards (OK for someone you know but not intimately)
Thinking of you*
Lots of love*
Love and kisses*
* These are a bit intimate
Chittisa, finally why Peter for cockroaches? I'm going to start using it as I think it's great.
Lexis and patterns from the blog;
It makes me look slimmer
to look garish
to be disruptive
can be really spectacular to watch
to be in current use
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