Rainy Days Ahead

I am blogging this from Kuching as Nic and I just got in on Saturday night.
It was raining all day on Sunday which made me think, 2 businesses which can do a roaring trade here are those selling water heaters and those in laundry services.
Water heaters are needed because it’s freaking cold to bathe in regular water as the weather dips to 23C; laundry services are needed because your clothes won’t dry in this wet weather and you’ll smell like a damp Alsation.
Finally the skies cleared yesterday and we were able to get out of the house.
Parents-in-law were worried that the water level would rise abominably (the drains overflowed and the roads became rivers!). The drain outside the house did overflow and the water reached the gate. Added to this, I heard about King Tides for the first time in my life.
It made me realize how urban I was.
People here live by the rising and falling of tides and nature features a lot in their lives. Flipping open the local newspaper, I saw a listing of the ships’ schedule – when they were arriving and berthing at the Kuching port. I take for granted that we can go anywhere by car in Peninsula Malaysia.
Here, I heard they need to know when the tide is rising so people can easily transport goods along rivers! Or at least reach their kampung easily!