I have a love-hate relationship with summer. I put what I love and hate about summer into words so I can embrace all those things this summer.
5 Things I Love About Summer
1. The Clothes
I love fall and winter fashion, but there’s just something so fun about summer fashion. I like showing off my body, so summer fashion is just better for me. And open toe shoes… ugh, the best.
2. The Food
I love summer food! I like eating food that’s best eaten cold because it’s different from the usual hot meal. But I also like to combat heat with heat (이열치열 in Korean) and eat hot, spicy food. that’s why I’ve been eating Mala Xiang Guo so much. I like summer desserts, like 빙수(shaved ice). But my favorite summer food is 콩국수, noodle in soy-based cold soup. (It tastes delicious, believe me!)
3. The Swimming Pool
I am more of a pool person than beach person, though I do like beaches. I like bathing suits. Being in the water is just fun. I could go to indoor pools all year around, but outdoor pools feel more open and fun.
4. Not Feeling Cold When I Wake Up In the Morning
Or after showers. I hate this feeling and I’m so glad I don’t have to feel it in the summer.
5. Horror Movies
I don’t know about other countries, but in Korea a lot of horror films are released in summer because they are supposed to be chilling. I love horror movies so summer is my favorite time of the year to go to the movies. I can’t wait to see new horror movies this summer.
5 Things I Hate About Summer
1. The Air Conditioning
I dislike the feeling of artificially cold air on my skin. Besides, most of the time the temperature is just too low. I get it, no one likes to be hot and sweaty, but I just don’t understand why I have to be cold in summer. Let summer be what it is!
2. The Sun
I don’t like the feeling of blazing sun on my skin. And I am very paranoid about skin cancer, even though I wear sunscreen.
3. The Sweat
Who likes to be sweaty? I don’t like it when my makeup melts. And other people sweat too. I know it’s natural, but it’s icky.
4. Too Hot to Be Cozy
I like snuggling up in a blanket with candles lit and with a cup of warm tea. Add in a book and it’s a perfect evening. Unfortunately, summer is too hot for those things. And I can’t snuggle up to my boyfriend because he gets hot, too. 🙁
5. Mosquito bites
Need I say more?
So those are 5 things I love and hate about summer. Hope you enjoyed it and let me know your thoughts in the comments!