For some reason australia says that the seasons start and end with the month but the 21st that follows seems more real to me, ie. Sept 21 is the end of winter. Either way today may as well be the beginning of the warmth since here we are down on the corner before nine in the morning and it’s got that feel—windless, cloudless, dry and ready to bake.
So if that was winter then no wonder I had trouble adapting to korean winters. I think we turned the heater on a total of 4 times, two of which were when mum was here. I’d often see people walking around the shopping centre footpath in t-shirts and shorts and wonder if it was just because they were senseless idiots or because they’d come from 30° hot cars or houses and that they were running heaters hard all winter.