I Dream of Winter No More

sunflower on a sunny day
@salonga (26297)
Philippines
November 11, 2015 11:34am CST
I used to dream of Winter.. I wanted to experience this cold, cold weather in my country. Whenever I see winter photos I could not help but be mesmerized. But after hearing the many difficulties brought about by winter, I think I need not dream of winter anymore. I should rather be thankful that I live in a tropical country with lots of sunshine. Am I right or not?
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@bluesa (3290)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
11 Nov 15
I would not want snow for months, but on a very hot night like tonight, I would not mind a few days of cold or cooler weather. But then again, where I am we do not get snow in winter, just an icy howling wind.
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@salonga (26297)
• Philippines
12 Nov 15
Now I know what kind of weather South Africa has!
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@bluesa (3290)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
12 Nov 15
@salonga , my part of South Africa, Johannesburg, does usually not get snow in winter, but, other parts of South Africa do sometimes get snow in winter, especially the places close to the mountains. South Africa has many provinces and all seem to have their own weather. Our coast is being hit by a cold front, while inland we are boiling hot.
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@salonga (26297)
• Philippines
12 Nov 15
@bluesa Thanks, I'm learning a lot from you!
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@just4him (57377)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Nov 15
There is a lot more than difficulties associated with winter. There is the wonder of snow and all you can do in it. Just take a look at the winter Olympics for example. I think there are as many winter sports as summer. I love winter and though I can't do as much as I used to, just being here where winter happens is enough for me. The tropics are nice, but after a while it gets boring because there isn't the change of seasons we get here. I lived on Guam for 16 months.
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@salonga (26297)
• Philippines
12 Nov 15
Thank you for that very balanced view of winter.
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@sofssu (14915)
12 Nov 15
I am with you on that,.. I love my sun.. I am okay with tropical winters too.. but no more rain,.. lol I am tired of it ,.. already.
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@salonga (26297)
• Philippines
12 Nov 15
Of course I know you also love the sun. Hope the sun shines for you soon.
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@sofssu (14915)
12 Nov 15
@salonga Thank you.. Hope you have nice weather there.
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• United States
13 Nov 15
I prefer a nice tropical day rather than a cold, snowy one
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@salonga (26297)
• Philippines
13 Nov 15
A nice tropical day is perfect for me as well.
@TheHorse (34046)
• Pleasant Hill, California
12 Nov 15
I grew up largely in Chicago. I grew used to seasons. I miss the snow, living on the flatlands in California. But after about a month of cold and snow (when I moved back to Iowa for awhile), I missed the warmth of California. My ideal would a cold, hard, snowy Winter--for one month. But I don't think that exists on this planet.
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@salonga (26297)
• Philippines
12 Nov 15
I am also dreaming of that kind of weather but it look like it only exist in our dreams.
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@CRanney (455)
• Wingham, Ontario
11 Nov 15
Yes you are right. I live in Canada and our winters are very long and depressing. Snow for a week would be ok but for 3/4 months its aweful. I've even found it changes my mood when I am cold lol Nice to see you here :)
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@salonga (26297)
• Philippines
12 Nov 15
My friend's whole family migrated in Canada and the whole family was rejoicing when they first saw snow. They posted winter photos in their FB pages and would like their friends here in the Philippines to also have a taste of snow through them. But later, they got bored with winter and always wishing they could get even just a little sunshine from the Philippines.
@rosekiss (28748)
• Eugene, Oregon
11 Nov 15
You are right about that. We don't get to many bad winters here in Oregon, but when we do, they are really bad, below zero, or way below freezing. We don't get much snow, however, last year we had enough that lasted a week, and we were snowed in. I was so glad when it finally melted, as I got cabin fever, and when it did melt, I got out and enjoyed myself, and I stocked up on things that I needed at that time. I just hope that it doesn't snow at all this winter for very little.
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@salonga (26297)
• Philippines
12 Nov 15
Bad winter is what I would not want to experience. I hope you don't get that this winter and in the next winters to come.
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@rosekiss (28748)
• Eugene, Oregon
12 Nov 15
@salonga I hope we don't either,but only time will tell either way. Here though, we really only have a bad winter once in 5 years, and last winter we had about 8" of snow, and it stayed on the ground for a week. I had to wait until is started melting, before I could get out and do my errands. I was sure anxious to do them too, and I got done what I needed to do in case it got bad again, but thank goodness, it didn't.
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@salonga (26297)
• Philippines
12 Nov 15
@rosekiss yes only time will tell. I myself do have weather woes and that is when rainy days bring in flooding. I am just so worried so every day I am praying to God to spare us from big floods. Thank God, because we have been spared many times from this destruction.
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@wiLLmaH (7761)
• Singapore, Singapore
13 Nov 15
I still like to experience it. But I am not wishing that snow will come to Philippines. I am okay with our weather. Hahaha. If time permits, I want to visit places with winter. :)
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@salonga (26297)
• Philippines
14 Nov 15
I think visiting is okay but to live there for the whole winter will be quite boring for me. With nothing but snow all around for months, I am most likely to just sleep all day long.
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@wiLLmaH (7761)
• Singapore, Singapore
14 Nov 15
@salonga sleep all day? How about "do you want build a snowman?" Haha. Frozen it is!
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@salonga (26297)
• Philippines
14 Nov 15
@wiLLmaH Yes I would love doing that for a day or two but if I do that every day, I won't get excited anymore and you know very cold weather encourages building of excessive melatonin on our brain so that even if we want to do things, our activity will be lessen.
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@birjudanak (7145)
• India
12 Nov 15
I like winter more because here if winter still feel summer so in winter atmosphear good around 25 so its nice time I dont like monson I think it will remove from season if give m permission
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@salonga (26297)
• Philippines
12 Nov 15
Do you have winter in your country? By the way, may I know where part of the world do you live?
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• India
12 Nov 15
@salonga I am living in india and my state is gujarat and where I live its winter time going on and past it one month but still we use fan because its hot but now just temp reach 25 so feel good
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@salonga (26297)
• Philippines
16 Nov 15
@birjudanak Why it is still hot?You mean your winter has no snow?
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@epiffanie (6710)
• Australia
12 Nov 15
I love all the four seasons we have. But I don't think I could live in places where it snows in winter. So I'm so glad that we don't have snow here.
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@salonga (26297)
• Philippines
12 Nov 15
So now I know there is no snow in Australia. I actually did not know lol, sorry for my ignorance.
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@epiffanie (6710)
• Australia
12 Nov 15
@salonga we have snow but only in the mountains where we go skiing .. We are very lucky here in Melbourne that we don't get snow.. But when it's cold like down to 5 degrees , you really need to rag up..
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@salonga (26297)
• Philippines
12 Nov 15
@epiffanie Snow in the mountain is one wonderful sight to behold.
@mom210 (5168)
• Atlanta, Georgia
11 Nov 15
I am the same way, I used to love winter. But now I just prefer that white stuff stay away.
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@salonga (26297)
• Philippines
12 Nov 15
If only winter could be milder and shorter perhaps.
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@mom210 (5168)
• Atlanta, Georgia
13 Nov 15
@salonga We should put in a request, wonder if anybody will listen
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@salonga (26297)
• Philippines
13 Nov 15
@mom210 I believe there is One up there who listens but not all our requests are granted for good reasons we can only understand by and by.
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@SIMPLYD (63925)
• Philippines
19 Nov 15
I also feel the same way now . My newest boss , the mall manager told me a story of how a friend of his nearly had his fingers cut because of frost bites and how heavy some winter clothing can be . That made me say , i don't want to experience winter anymore .
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@salonga (26297)
• Philippines
19 Nov 15
That's terrible! I think mild winter is fine with me but not the bad winter most of our friends here are experiencing.
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@SIMPLYD (63925)
• Philippines
20 Nov 15
@salonga Yes . Everytime i see some of them post about their hate of winter , i begin not liking winter too , if ever i had the chance to go to the US where there is winter .
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@sol_cee (8678)
• Isle Of Man
16 Nov 15
Winter is a good idea if you have someone to cuddle with. Human blanket so to speak.
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@salonga (26297)
• Philippines
16 Nov 15
It sounds like you are a very romantic person.
• St. Petersburg, Florida
12 Nov 15
I think that snow can be very romantic. I also think it can be a pain. I lived in New York State, up in the Catskills (foot of) and was there for six years. I came back down to Florida, and have never looked back. I am from San Diego originally, but have lived all over the U.S. I love the Fall in the north, but I would rather take a trip up to see the beauty and smell the wood smoke than have to haul in wood for the woodstove again. I love Vermont, though.
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@salonga (26297)
• Philippines
12 Nov 15
That is what I specifically thought winter was. It is so romantic but the romance is seemed overpowered by the pains involved when winter becomes bad.
@sharon6345 (57262)
• United States
12 Nov 15
I won't lie I dreamt of the winter season every year while living in MIami. It was way too hot all the time and Christmas season was the worse with no snow or even a chill in the air.
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@salonga (26297)
• Philippines
12 Nov 15
So Miami is a hot place! Any extreme season makes us dream for a better one.
@Porcospino (16489)
• Denmark
11 Nov 15
The Danish winters are dark and cold and I would love to live in a tropical country I really don't like the winter months. I wear a big coat, but I still feel cold every day. Show and ice make driving difficult, and sometimes we get stuck in the snow for hours.
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@salonga (26297)
• Philippines
12 Nov 15
I have a friend who migrated in Denmark and all she was saying in her Facebook status is "I miss the sunshine in the Philippines".
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@PainsOnSlate (14203)
• Canada
19 Nov 15
Every winter we head to warm and sandy sea side. We don't like snow anymore because neither of us can still ski.
@whiteream (3604)
• United States
19 Nov 15
I prefer the summer month. Actually, we have had a fall this year. Weather that is in th 70's and sixty is nice.