It's Raining....Umbrella or Rain Coat?

Umbrella - There is a Malay proverb that says that 

 '[b]We should prepare an umbrella before it rains[/b].' 

 Do ensure that the umbrella is big enough to shield us when
 it rains (and make sure that there’re no holes!)[em]lol[/em]
@Iriene88 (5352)
Malaysia
September 2, 2009 11:40am CST
There is a Malay proverb that says that 'We should prepare an umbrella before it rains.' Do ensure that the umbrella is big enough to shield us when it rains (and make sure that there’re no holes!) I am not sure whether it rains in your country or not. In Malaysia we can't predict the weather at all, it might rain, it might not. Even the weather forecast is not reliable... SO, if it rains, which will you prefer, an umbrella or a rain coat? Do you have an umbrella ready in your car in case it rains. How about our ladies here at myLot, do you have an umbrella in your handbag? Btw, sometimes we do use umbrella when it is too hot, how about wearing a cap or a hat, do you? Do share your views here...thanks and happy myLotting!
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
3 Sep 09
Hi Irie! When it is rainy season here in Delhi, I keep both my umbrella and rain coat with me. While driving my bike, raincoat helps me protect myself from the falling rain. However, I do not stop on my way, if it is raining and head towards my home or office as the case may be.
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@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
3 Sep 09
Do you have windscreen wipers on your glases for the rain?
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
5 Sep 09
Dear dpk, Thanks for your response, many ladies preferred to use the umbrella and it is handy especially those folded type. Men always prefer the long black umbrellas. Some keep golf umbrellas in their cars which becomes handy when it pours! But rain coat is important for motorcycle riders and school students too. A chorus from the song 'Umbrella' by Rihanna:~ When the sun shines We'll shine together Told you I'll be here forever Said I'll always be your friend Took an oath I'mma stick it out 'till the end Now that it's raining more than ever Know that we still have each other You can stand under my Umbrella You can stand under my Umbrella (Ella ella eh eh eh) Under my umbrella (ella ella eh eh eh) Under my umbrella (ella ella eh eh eh) Under my umbrella All the best and do keep in touch!
• Indonesia
3 Sep 09
Hi Iriene88 I prefer umbrella, because when rains pours down, I can open it and use it immediately instead of open a pack of raincoat and wear that coat. Sometimes raincoat not covered all part of our body. It can't covered our feet and hands. Still, your hand will getting wet and also your shoes. Umbrella can protect all the parts of our body. But maybe if we need to drive a motorcycle, then raincoat is better. Of course we can't use umbrella while driving motorcycle. I personally don't like hat, it makes some mark on my hair and if it's hot, I will sweating and that cause bad smell to the hat that affect my hair too. I always put umbrella inside my car and have a small one that can be flipped inside my bag, just in case it's raining or hot
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
5 Sep 09
Dear Chrys, Glad to hear from you again, it really cheered me up on a rainy day like this Totally agree with you, many ladies prefer to use the umbrella and it is handy especially those folded type. Men always prefer the long black umbrellas. Some keep golf umbrellas in their cars which becomes handy when it pours! But rain coat is important for motorcycle riders and school students too. When using an umbrella, the head and shoulders stay dry, but everything else gets wet! Raincoat can't covered our feet and hands....lol Thanks for sharing, I truly enjoyed reading it!
• Indonesia
5 Sep 09
You're right Iriene, but I just don't like the smell of wet rain coat on my clothes after I take that coat off,,hehe.. Nice to see your interesting discussion too
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
3 Sep 09
Hi Irie! When it is rainy season here in Delhi, I keep both my umbrella and rain coat with me. While driving my bike, raincoat helps me protect myself from the falling rain. However, I do not stop on my way, if it is raining and head towards my home or office as the case may be.
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
5 Sep 09
Rain coat & Umbrella - When using an umbrella, the head and shoulders stay dry, but
everything else gets wet! Wearing a raincoat offers complete
protection from head to toe except the face...lol
Dear Deepak, Wearing a raincoat offers complete protection from head to toe except the face..If riding a motorcycle, then raincoat is better! Top it up with the helmet that comes with the front screen/plastic cover to protect the face Talk about rain coat, it reminds me of an experience in Shanghai. When we were in the city of Shanghai, the tour guide let us have 2 hours of 'free & easy' to go shopping. It was raining when we are at the shopping streets. In one of the shop, a Chinese young guy ( a sealer promoter) was demonstrating his product 'mini sealer'. We were there, and he saw my son without an umbrella. He is so thoughtful, he took a large size plastic and sealed it into a 'rain coat' for my son...it is perfect fit.. for free. Thanks for sharing and take care!
@robert19ph (4584)
• Philippines
3 Sep 09
hello Iriene88, Same thing here in our country. The weather forecast is not always right. So to be safe, I'm always bringing umbrella with me. Prefer umbrella than rain coat for I can use umbrella when it is hot or raining. Rain coat is advisable to use only when there is storm. Wearing hot is just fine too.
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
5 Sep 09
Dear Robert, Thanks for your response, many ladies preferred to use the umbrella and it is handy especially those folded type. Men always prefer the long black umbrellas. Some keep golf umbrellas in their cars which becomes handy when it pours! But rain coat is important for motorcycle riders and school students too. When using an umbrella, the head and shoulders stay dry, but everything else gets wet! Wearing a raincoat offers complete protection from head to toe except the face... Cheers,
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@britt_200 (1228)
• United States
3 Sep 09
umbrella. i always keep it with me in my purse...because when i moved to denver it was raining every day...so i just stuck the umbrella in my purse so that i would have it when i needed it...because ill admit. i did get caught in a few storms. now i wont!
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
5 Sep 09
Dear Britt, Thanks for your response, many ladies preferred to use the umbrella and it is handy especially those folded type. Men always prefer the long black umbrellas. Some keep golf umbrellas in their cars which becomes handy when it pours! But rain coat is important for motorcycle riders and school students too. A chorus from the song 'Umbrella' by Rihanna:~ When the sun shines We'll shine together Told you I'll be here forever Said I'll always be your friend Took an oath I'mma stick it out 'till the end Now that it's raining more than ever Know that we still have each other You can stand under my Umbrella You can stand under my Umbrella (Ella ella eh eh eh) Under my umbrella (ella ella eh eh eh) Under my umbrella (ella ella eh eh eh) Under my umbrella All the best and do keep in touch!
@dolmitta (221)
• India
3 Sep 09
I feel walking in the rain with umbrella is fun. If i wear raincoat people just look at me like an alien. In India it hardly rains so i prefer getting wet in the rain... ;)
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
5 Sep 09
Dear Dolmitta, Welcome to myLot, glad to hear from you Once in a while when we are caught in the rain, it is quite fun walking and enjoyed the rain, but from what I heard, it is advisable to immediately take a hot bath once reach home. This is to cleansed our body from the 'chemical that are in the rain due to pollution' and avoid from getting cold! A chorus from the song 'Umbrella' by Rihanna:~ When the sun shines We'll shine together Told you I'll be here forever Said I'll always be your friend Took an oath I'mma stick it out 'till the end Now that it's raining more than ever Know that we still have each other You can stand under my Umbrella You can stand under my Umbrella (Ella ella eh eh eh) Under my umbrella (ella ella eh eh eh) Under my umbrella (ella ella eh eh eh) Under my umbrella All the best and do keep in touch!
• India
3 Sep 09
I Prefer To Use Raincoat.
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
5 Sep 09
Dear Chandra, Wearing a raincoat offers complete protection from head to toe except the face..If riding a motorcycle, then raincoat is better! Top it up with the helmet that comes with the front screen / plastic cover to protect the face Talk about rain coat, it reminds me of an experience in Shanghai. When we were in the city of Shanghai, the tour guide let us have 2 hours of 'free & easy' to go shopping. It was raining when we are at the shopping streets. In one of the shop, a Chinese young guy ( a sealer promoter) was demonstrating his product 'mini sealer'. We were there, and he saw my son without an umbrella. He is so thoughtful, he took a large size plastic and sealed it into a 'rain coat' for my son...it is perfect fit.. for free. Thanks for sharing and take care!
• United States
3 Sep 09
I don't like umbrellas, they always seem to behave weirdly for me - turning inside out, blowing upside down, wrapping themselves round my head and getting themselves left on buses....(ok, so maybe that last one could be my fault...!) So I guess I would go for the raincoat. Except I don't actually own one at the moment....lol I will go out in the rain anyway though - I'm English, if we didn't go out in the rain there we'd all be indoors all day! I actually live in NEW England, USA, and I always find it funny here because it snows til about April and everyone takes that in their stride, but as soon as it rains, everyones indoors hiding behind the curtains going 'Arrrgh! Build a boat!!!'
@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
5 Sep 09
Dear EnglishTeaDuck, Glad to hear from you again, it really cheered me up on a rainy day like this When using an umbrella, the head and shoulders stay dry, but everything else gets wet! Wearing a raincoat offers complete protection from head to toe except the face...lol I too experience those 'playful' small folded umbrella. During heavy rain and strong wind, the umbrella tends to open 'inside out'...LOL, and people will stare and laugh. I totally agreed with you, many of us tend to leave our umbrellas in the cafes, shops, bus stop, in the bus, etc. I just don't know why??? Thanks for sharing, I truly enjoyed reading it, do keep in touch!
@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
3 Sep 09
I don't really use either unless I am sitting in the rain, and then, I use a raincoat. I don't like the idea of holding a metal rod up into the air above my head in the rain, especially if there is any lightening. I am a bit leary of carrying around a portable lightening rod!! In the heat, I tend to try to stay in the shade when I am outdoors, but other than that, I don't cover my head in any way.
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
5 Sep 09
Dear lynnemg, That thoughts do cross my mind at times. I too was weary of carrying around a portable lightening rod!! At times, I had this 'playful' small folded umbrella. During heavy rain and strong wind, the umbrella tends to open 'downside up'...LOL, and people will look and laugh. Bad storm with heavy rain, lightning and thunders, quite scary at times. In Malaysia, towards end of the year when it is monsoon season.. Trees may fall on parked cars Thanks for sharing, hope to hear your views on my other topics too!
@simonelee (2718)
• China
3 Sep 09
I prefer usuing umbrella(folded umbrella so it fits in any bags) because i can still use it during sunny day. I live in a tropical place so umbrella is very useful to me to avoid sun burn. wearing a hat? nun-huh! except if i'm going to the beach with my friends.
@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
5 Sep 09
Dear simonelee, Thanks for your response, many ladies preferred to use the umbrella and it is handy especially those folded type. Men always prefer the long black umbrellas. Some keep golf umbrellas in their cars which becomes handy when it pours! But rain coat is important for motorcycle riders and school students too. A chorus from the song 'Umbrella' by Rihanna:~ When the sun shines We'll shine together Told you I'll be here forever Said I'll always be your friend Took an oath I'mma stick it out 'till the end Now that it's raining more than ever Know that we still have each other You can stand under my Umbrella You can stand under my Umbrella (Ella ella eh eh eh) Under my umbrella (ella ella eh eh eh) Under my umbrella (ella ella eh eh eh) Under my umbrella All the best and do keep in touch!
@shimanaja (495)
• Indonesia
3 Sep 09
Hi there Iriene..i knew that proverb.Here in my country also has the rainy too. Yes i have an umbrella in my bag, but i think for the big rain we must wear rain coat besides an umbrella.It will save us from cold and wet. Nice to stopping by, good luck, happy mylotting:)
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
5 Sep 09
Rain coat & Umbrella - When using an umbrella, the head and shoulders stay dry, but
everything else gets wet! Wearing a raincoat offers complete
protection from head to toe except the face...

[b]You have a very ideal solution, - use both![/b]
Dear shimanaja, When using an umbrella, the head and shoulders stay dry, but everything else gets wet! Wearing a raincoat offers complete protection from head to toe except the face...lol[b] You have a very ideal solution, - use both![/b] Talk about rain coat, it reminds me of an experience in Shanghai. When we were in the city of Shanghai, the tour guide let us have 2 hours of 'free & easy' to go shopping. It was raining when we are at the shopping streets. In one of the shop, a Chinese young guy ( a sealer promoter) was demonstrating his product 'mini sealer'. We were there, and he saw my son without an umbrella. He is so thoughtful, he took a large size plastic and sealed it into a 'rain coat' for my son...it is perfect fit.. for free. Thanks for sharing and take care!
@kevchua (1004)
• Malaysia
3 Sep 09
Wearing a raincoat offers complete protection from head to toe; however, it's only practical if you're riding a bike or if you need to walk to your office daily in the torrential rain. I've used both; however, I find using the umbrella is the most viable as you don't have to "undress" when you arrive at your office or bring an extra bag to store it. An umbrella offers you protection over your head, your face and part of your shoulders; even if you wear a rain coat, your face would be drenched in the heavy down pour, but if you use an umbrella, you could make adjustments - unless there's a strong gust of wind.
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
5 Sep 09
Dear Kev, Totally agreed with you, to use a rain coat or umbrella, it is depends on where we are and what we are doing. Like you mentioned, umbrella is useful for adults, in their daily life, especially those who drive a car. But rain coat is important for motorcycle riders and school students too. If you notice, in the early days, just after the demise of the bamboo umbrella, foldables came into fashion at about the same time as the plastic fabrics. These were mainly Chinese imports and they were durable. You can feel the strength of the stem as well as all the interleaving metal parts. The foldable never fails. A press on the button on the handle and it practically springs up and perform. These days, the metal are so weak and the construction, so flimsy. No wonder, useful life is so short. Maybe it is meant to be! Otherwise these companies cannot make money. LOL! Thanks for sharing, hope to hear your views on my other topics too!
@meapas (2434)
• India
2 Sep 09
It is same here in Mumbai. Here ladies use umbrellas in rain or shine. Gents too use umbrellas during rain and caps during hot seasons. I recently started carrying umbrellas that also if it is raining when I am leaving for office. Otherwise I skip it. Weather dept. is always unreliable every where. This year no rain in Mumbai so far. If the season passes without enough rain there will be heavy water cut. Enjoy your rain. It is a seasonal guest.
@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
5 Sep 09
Rain coat & Umbrella - Double protection, rain coat and umbrella!
Dear meapas, I like your last phrase very much Enjoy your rain. It is a seasonal guest. Talk about rain, it reminds me of an experience in Shanghai. When we were in the city of Shanghai, the tour guide let us have 2 hours of 'free & easy' to go shopping. It was raining when we are at the shopping streets. In one of the shop, a Chinese young guy ( a sealer promoter) was demonstrating his product 'mini sealer'. We were there, and he saw my son without an umbrella. He is so thoughtful, he took a large size plastic and sealed it into a 'rain coat' for my son...it is perfect fit.. for free. Thanks for sharing and take care!
@meapas (2434)
• India
5 Sep 09
I like the attitude of that salesman. Ask him if he has any of his relatives working as salesman in Mumbai. I would like to visit their shop on a rainy day without an umbrella.
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
5 Sep 09
Dear meapas, Thanks for your prompt reply, it is very enligtening! It is always a good memory when we are away from our homeland and meet nice guy like the promoter in Shanghai You really have a good sense of humour. If I am a boss, I will employ this guy to promote my products. When we were there, there are a few shops side by side selling the same item 'the mini sealer', yet we noticed, his stall is the one surrounded by customers and he closed quite a number of sales....great job! He was very creative. He even demonstrate to my husband by 'vacuum sealed with plastic' onto my husband cellphone from being wet...just like those plastic cellphone cover, or remote control cover that sells in the shops! All the best, cheers!
@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
5 Sep 09
Iriene... I think it rains everywhere in the world right? or else where do the water come from? As for me, I hate the umbrella to the max! Frankly speaking, I rather not go out if I have to walk under the rain with an umbrella. When I was younger, my mum will always nag that how come I am wet and get into the rain, and she really dislike it, coz after getting wet in the rain, we might follow by sick But I just don't like to hold on something while caring every steps I take under the rain. Already I am so clumsy while walking under the rain, the umbrella does not help. Even a rain coat, I just don't like it. I would rather get wet!
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
5 Sep 09
Dear cwong77, At times, I experience those 'playful' small folding umbrella. During heavy rain and strong wind, the umbrella tends to open 'inside out'...LOL, and people will stare and laugh. Moreover, many of us tend to forgot & leave our umbrellas in the cafes, shops, bus stop, in the bus, etc. I just don't know why??? Once in a while we do caught in the rain, but from what I heard, it is advisable to immediately take a hot bath once reach home. This is to clean our body / hair from the 'chemical that are in the rain due to pollution' and avoid from getting cold / sick! Thanks and happy myLotting!
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@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
7 Sep 09
yes Iriene, what we got to do is to take a hot shower when arrive home with the wet body to avoid catching the flu bugs.. and when it rains, if we have more than a few person got caught, that's when it's worse, coz you will be freaky cold, and wet plus everyone fighting to into the bathroom.. And on the foldable umbrella, indeed it's kind of 'clown' when the umbrella just couldn't take the wind, and flip! Do you know when I used to work in a cafe, we will normally have the collection of leftover umbrella, especially when people left after rain stop.. maybe since the rain has stop, people just tend to forget that the use of umbrella..
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
8 Sep 09
Dear cwong77, Thanks for sharing such a wonderful stories about umbrella. It really tickle my bones.. I really laugh out loud. So, it is very true that many people tend to forget the umbrellas once the rain stop!! Wow, after a month, if no one come and claim the umbrellas, it can be sold at the 'Cash Converter' By the way, where is the cafe, in Malaysia or overseas? All the best and take care!
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@underdogy (700)
• Thailand
3 Sep 09
I prefer both actually. There is no much difference with the two as long as they can shield us from the rain, but currently I use raincoat going to school because i can't use umbrella while driving a motor bike. My sister always have an umbrella in her handbag whether it's raining or if it's too hot. Umbrella can be used with those two weather conditions but raincoat cannot. I wear a cap during hot summer days or even raining sometimes. A cap is technically an all around thing to use. Cheers
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
5 Sep 09
Dear underdogy, Sa-wat-dee-ka (Hello), glad to meet some one from Thailand Thanks for your response, many ladies preferred to use the umbrella and it is handy especially those folded type. Men always prefer the long black umbrellas. Some keep golf umbrellas in their cars which becomes handy when it pours! But rain coat is important for motorcycle riders and school students too. A chorus from the song 'Umbrella' by Rihanna:~ When the sun shines We'll shine together Told you I'll be here forever Said I'll always be your friend Took an oath I'mma stick it out 'till the end Now that it's raining more than ever Know that we still have each other You can stand under my Umbrella You can stand under my Umbrella (Ella ella eh eh eh) Under my umbrella (ella ella eh eh eh) Under my umbrella (ella ella eh eh eh) Under my umbrella All the best and do keep in touch!
• Thailand
5 Sep 09
SAWASDEE KRUP! Thanks for the very nice song. I read first the song before the entire message of yours and i was under the impression that it was you who sung that song lol. It is difficult for motorbike drivers to use an umbrella that's why i chose to have a raincoat. There are people here who can drive motorbike whilst using an umbrella and I envied them hehe because i can't do it. Anyhow i will always keep in touch as i find mylot a nice place to hang out. Just so you know, I am from the Philippines, only here for work..MABUHAY!
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
5 Sep 09
Dear underdogy, masaya ako na makakilala ng bagong kaibigan dito sa mylot! (I am happy to meet a new friend here at myLot). Glad to know that you are actually working in Thailand. Which part of Thailand? I have been to Bangkok and Pattaya. I love to drink the fragrant coconut water Hope to hear your views on my other topics too! All the best and take care!
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
9 Sep 09
Hi Iriene its very wise saying specially by keeping weather conditions of ur country Well, we do have rain in our country, but its not like u said that daily and unpredictable, Its seasonal and can be judges During Rainy season i do keep umbrella in car, but i dont use it if its light rain or drizling. Some how i dont like Rain coat. Other question, i dont use umbrella to avoid sun i dont wear cap or hat but i try to avoid to go to sun, when its really sunny and temprature is 45-50C take care
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
9 Sep 09
Dancing Crowd in Thailand - While waiting for the dolphin shows, the theme park
on very nice Hindi music, even I enjoyed the songs.
This group of tourist have fun and went to the stage 
and dance. As the crowd clapped, more and more tourists
join in the fun, even those Japanese and European also
have fun dancing along!
Dear cupid, Glad to see you here, it really surprise me... hahaha, I like happy surprises The weather in Pakistan is that hot? But I admire Pakistan and Northern Indian ladies, their skin is perfect and fair...sharp features, they are like goddess, you are so lucky to be blessed with beautiful women to choose from. Does those ladies use umbrellas? I remembered in May 2007 when we are in Bangkok, many tourists from Pakistan and Northern Indian was there because during summer, in India is extremely hot, so they will travel to Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore! I love this group of tourists because they really enjoyed and dance when got nice music on while waiting for the performance to start. They went up and sing and more of them join and dance just like in the movies...WOW Even those Japanese girls also join in the dance! A chorus from Rihanna~ Umbrella When the sun shines We'll shine together Told you I'll be here forever Said I'll always be your friend Took an oath I'mma stick it out 'till the end Now that it's raining more than ever Know that we still have each other You can stand under my Umbrella You can stand under my Umbrella (Ella ella eh eh eh) Under my umbrella~ 3 x (Ella ella eh eh eh) Thanks for sharing, truly appreciate it!
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
10 Sep 09
Hi Friend How are U well, i wonder why my presence surprises you here. i am at mylot for my friends and i have no doubt in our friendship Well, Pakistan has 5 weather and all are at extremes. Summer, in planes normal temprature is 38-44C, but in the months of June and July it touches 45-52C Winter:- In planes it abour 10-20C, and in Jan Feb, may touch 0C for few days. But in northern and hilly areas, it goes below 0. Autum And Spring:- it got medertate temp, between 20-30C Rainy Season:- well its hot and humid and lot of rains of Mon soon. U r rught, skin of Pakistani ladies is very good and sure we are lucky to have them, LOL Take care
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@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
10 Sep 09
hey did i say, i would love to stand with u, under ur umbrella, during rain
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• Malaysia
3 Sep 09
Hi, i am a girl by the way, so i think i will look weird in rain coat. I am from Malaysia too, if i see a girl wearing a big rain coat like in those western movie, it just awkward, at least for me. I think it is not common here. I used to bring the folded umbrella, can use in rain or under the hot sun =). And i don't wear cap, because it didn't match with my outfit. have a nice day..
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
5 Sep 09
Dear de_angel97, Glad to meet another fellow Malaysian here at myLot Kota Kinabaly is a beautiful place but I have not been there. Have you climb the highest mountain in Malaysia ~ Mt. Kinabalu? My nephew have climbed twice, he said the scenery from the top of the mountain is AWESOME You are absolute right, not many Malaysian wears raincoat, the ones we saw are normally those motorcycle riders. Many ladies preferred to use the umbrella especially those folded type. Men prefer the long black umbrellas. Some keep golf umbrellas in their cars which becomes handy when it pours! But rain coat is important for motorcycle riders and school students too. Thanks for sharing, hope to hear your views on my other topics too!
• Malaysia
7 Sep 09
Yea, i climbed the mount Kinabalu already. Huh.. For the first 500 meters i keep on blaming and cursing myself for joining the expedition. As i said, it is very rare to see Malaysian girl to wear rain coat, it was raining heavily when we climbed up, it will be a stupid situation if anyone of us holding an umbrella all the way up.lol. When I reached the peak, it was really a breath taking scenery, I know I'll regret if i missed this.
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
7 Sep 09
Dear de_angel, Thanks for your prompt reply... truly appreciate it Congrats, you have conquered the Mount Kinabalu, great job! So happy for you. When I was in Egypt late last year, I decided not to climb Mount Sinai, I do not like to carry all the winter clothes / sweater, glove, etc...but after listening to those who had climbed, I sort of regret...they said when the sun rises, the whole sky is red in colour, just like what the Bible said It is an adventure of life time to climb Mt. Sinai on camel. But I just let it go even though I was there with all the opportunity - sigh - So, cease the opportunity, do whatever you want (good ones...lol) All the ebst and take care :)
@o0jopak0o (6408)
• Philippines
17 Jun 10
well i usually have a small umbrella in my bag. but i prefer a coat. what i usually where at work is a little more water resistant than the normal so sometimes if i run i can be safe from getting wet.
@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
18 Jun 10
That is really interesting. It is good that those clothes you wear at work are type of water resistant. It will definitely be a very good idea if we too wear those kind of materials. Will it be hot? I too carried a small foldable umbrella when I am out on public transport as the weather here is so unpredictable Thanks for sharing and do take care :)
@o0jopak0o (6408)
• Philippines
21 Jun 10
well it is kinda hot especially during the summer.
@cream97 (29169)
• United States
14 Jan 10
Hi, Irene88. I would prefer to use an umbrella vs an raincoat. I want to be able to protect my head from getting splashed with water.
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@cream97 (29169)
• United States
14 Jan 10
If, I can have both, that would be extra protection from the rain.
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
15 Jan 10
Dear Cream97, Greetings from Malaysia and Happy New Year ... When using an umbrella, the head and shoulders stay dry, but everything else gets wet! Wearing a raincoat offers complete protection from head to toe except the face...lol So, you have make the right decision - if possible use both. However, many of us would prefer to use umbrella compared to raincoat. Cheers and thanks for sharing!
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
5 Sep 09
I do keep an umbrella in the car and also have several at home however it's easier for me to put on a light raincoat instead of carrying an umbrella. The weather in the state of Missouri is also difficult to predict. Also find it easier to hang a raincoat than try to find a place to put a wet umbrella. I carry a smaller purse so there's no room to store an umbrella.
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
5 Sep 09
Dear carolbee, Glad to hear from you again, it really cheered me up on a rainy day like this When using an umbrella, the head and shoulders stay dry, but everything else gets wet! Wearing a raincoat offers complete protection from head to toe.. Talk about rain coat, it reminds me of an experience in Shanghai. When we were in the city of Shanghai, the tour guide let us have 2 hours of 'free & easy' to go shopping. It was raining when we are at the shopping streets. In one of the shop, a Chinese young guy ( a sealer promoter) was demonstrating his product 'mini sealer'. We were there, and he saw my son without an umbrella. He is so thoughtful, he took a large size plastic and sealed it into a 'rain coat' for my son...it is perfect fit.. for free. Thanks for sharing and take care!
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
5 Sep 09
What a nice man to help you out in the rain. I have seen people with trash bags covering them. Cut out a hole in top of the bag for your head and the body stays dry. It's cheap and easy! It's raining here today also and probably because it's a holiday weekend and many people have plans to be outside. I usually wear a rain jacket. Need to correct myself on that one. Anything long that covers my legs bothers me when I walk. I have long legs, take big steps and a coat limits my stride.
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