BYO Heat

There are two types of people: those who claim there are two types of people, and those who don’t. Evidently, as much as I’d like to make this a quasi-ironic brain teaser, I’m in the first category. To get to the point, I believe that people either run hot, or they run cold. I’d put […]

Old-Fashioned Cooling

My parents were big believers in air conditioning, even though back in their day it wasn’t quite as widespread. They made sure they had it installed throughout the entire house and then showed off to the neighbours as much as possible. From my non-air-conditioned cupboard underneath the stairs, I could hear sounds of the neighbours […]

No Pasta For You

Some people will do anything to get on television, up to and including selling out their own family. As far as I’m concerned, if you drag your children onto television with you to promote a hare-brained scheme that you clearly haven’t thought through, you need to be hauled in front of a judge for child […]

Can We Go back to Learning About Air Con?

Lately I’ve been worried about the school projects that my daughter brings home. There’s this one class they have that used to be SOSE, which admittedly was a complete duffer of a subject where the teachers could basically put their feet up their feet and teach anything they wanted. So they got rid of that, […]