Well, the rainy season or changma was supposed to have ended weeks ago, but with all the rain that has been falling since last weekend, you’d think it was the height of the rainy season.

It is not unusual for a lot of rain in August, especially if there are a few typhoons around the area. Add to this some lingering cold front hanging over the peninsula and “a hard rain’s a-gonna fall.”

That’s okay. I look at it like this: every cool, rainy day is one less stinking hot, suffocating day to have to get through before cooler weather prevails. Just a few more weeks and it will be September and then the nights will start to get cooler followed by the days.

On the other hand, for as long as I have lived and worked in Korea I would have to say that I haven’t noticed the heat and humidity as much this year as I have in previous years.