Friday, January 04, 2008

Wall Thermometer

In 2004, we made another trip to Sydney. It was Izwan's working trip, so we stayed at the five-star Sheraton on the Park. It is located directly opposite Hyde Park, the tree-lined oasis in the heart of Sydney. Plus, it was just next door to all Gucci, Prada, Chanel etc.

It was our second trip there, so we more or less know what to do and where to go. But it was the first trip for Hafiz; who seemed to be enjoying it.

So did Tasha:

Where: Sydney, Australia
When: 2004
Who: Self
Where now: Home

Whenever I see a wall termometer like the one attached on the magnet, I often (not everytime, obviously) my younger days. We were staying with my Tok's house in Kg Melayu, Kluang, Johor. They had this wall termometer. I just learned in school that water boils at 100 degrees celcius. I wanted to be sure. Bought a pot of water to boil on the stove, and in goes that termometer. I think it was attached to a wall decorative in the form of a ship. And whoaal-la! The termometer burst so water definitely boils at higher than 40 degrees.

Excellent scientific research.

I think no one realises that the wall decor was no longer in the form it used to be.

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