We, my wife and i, are from India. More specifically we hail from Kerala. We have spent most of our lifetime here in the southern states of India. We were taught that there are 4 main seasons – Summer, Winter, Autumn and Spring. Obviously these were added to the curriculum by the British and we still learn about these seasons in school. But, only we know about the actual seasons here. The 4 main seasons in Kerala would be – Hot, Hot and Humid, Hotter and Humid and Mildly Hot.
Having heard about winter all our lives, we were prepared with our jackets and boots to face the sub zero weather, when we land in Seoul. But in spite of all that, we walked back into the airport faster than we walked out. It was cold and freezing beyond our all imaginations. We would gladly state that, Hell is not hot, it is cold! Fucking cold!
One of the best things about Seoul are the women there. I’m not talking about women in their retirement age or the women who are less than a decade from meeting their maker, but women of the current generation. They are classy. You just can’t help, but notice the way they dress and how they accessories. It was quite natural that one of our favorite past time there, while on the road, was to check out these ladies. Let me show you a photo.
Look, how neatly and elegantly she is dressed. Like her, they all would dress in a classy way and it is a sight that you have to see for yourself. We on the other hand, the ones who came from the ‘hot’ land, would dress up in 3-layers of clothing inside, a jacket on the outside, cap, gloves, boots and would look like giant ugly fluffy dolls.
Now take a closer look at that photo again. Do you see something wrong. With all said and done, what we never understood, were those women who would dress up in mini-skirts or shorts and wear nothing but thin stockings and a shoe. While we would be freezing, they would happily stroll, like it’s the middle of the freaking summer. Stockings in winter, what we think, is like yet another fashion statement.
Sometimes, it is better to leave things the way they are and not derive any logic out of them.