A hellishly hot day in Malaysia


Blisteringly hot, madness. It is the type of heat that is unbearable, mixed with a overdose of humidity. When you inhale, you could almost feel the water vapor going into your nostrils, down your dry throat, and spreads across your lungs. Similar to the act of drowning except you’re not submerged in water.

Yesterday was merciful, the Storm came thunderously in Her primal rage. She tore through Malaysia, flashes of lightning, unstoppable. The rain pounding, the thunder roar down upon the Malaysian people. Nasty flash-floods swept down upon cities, towns and small villages. The Storm care not of the misery of mankind, She was doing what She was meant to do since time sparked the blast of the Universe. I welcomed the Storm.

But then that was yesterday. It has been painfully hot for the past three weeks. I do hope the weather would improve soon. I wish to be embraced by my lover, the Storm.



An avid blogger, twitterer and photojournalist, Zashnain Zainal suffers from an incurable addiction to social work, helping marginalised communities since 1989. Nowadays he travels from the plantations of Malaysia to the slums of Thailand. He can be found at zashnain.com and @bedlamfury

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