Taste

We got a first taste of what the summer will be like in the office on Friday. After a mini typhoon the weather was hot and extremely humid (as always after a typhoon that brings humid tropical air to Japan). In the course of the day, the temperature in the office rose to 29 degrees (with 65% humidity inside). Because of energy-saving the air conditioning of our building was more or less switched off (at least I didn’t feel a bit of air con). Since we sit in a high-rise building our windows cannot be opened. Makes you ask yourself whether the way we build buildings is really the best and smartest way… We opened the doors to the two emergency staircases, but that didn’t help much either. Everybody was complaining that they couldn’t work because it was too freaking hot. Several people phoned the building administration but they refused to turn the air on because we must save energy…
Stepping outside of the building at 18:00 was amazing, it was cooler outside than inside… (usually it’s cooler inside than outside in summer). Wonder what it’s going to be like when Japan’s REAL summer comes with outside 35 Celsius…

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