Sunday, December 03, 2006
Rainy season is finally getting going, a month later than usual. So far the roof is holding up, which is good news.
Before it rains, the sky gets kind of greeny-grey, almost like tornado weather. Then big drops come straight down, heavy and drenching, like the storms we used to get on the coast of North Carolina during family vacations when I was a kid. Unfortunately most of the rain has nowhere to go, so the city floods easily. There's very little unpaved land, and the drains in the street are clogged with trash. Ah Jakarta; so much of its suffering is self-inflicted!
It does clean the air, which is really nice. We walked almost all the way to BenHill market last night, which is a real smogfest without regular rain.