Blessing or otherwise, Malaysian temperatures remain at around the mid 80's throughout the year. Except during the wet season, when temperatures dip to the low 70's. Or during the dry season, when temperatures hover closer to the low 90's.
Something like 30 years ago, it used to be one could safely group the months by how much rainfall (and by extension, temperatures) could be expected during those months. Now it's anybody's guess.
Like this month of July, we should be experiencing hot, dry weather. Instead, we've had only 3 maybe 7 at best, of such days.
Even a trip to the east coast recently saw some so-so weather. I don't mind it though. In fact, I adore overcast skies. I like to spend time outdoors and it's not too pleasant if it's too hot. Sweat and stuff like that you know.
Anyway, so what does one do (read drink) on hot, lethargy-inducing days? Hot chinese tea is great of course. But sometimes I like to cool down with lemonade. The local version uses local ingredients for sure. No lemons, just lime but usually it's likely to be calamansi, lots of sugar (by default; one needs to specify reduced sugar if such is preferred) and ice. So cool, so refreshing. Ahhh. And beat this. A tall glass of this for less than RM2 (just under 50 US cents). Ha.