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On Sweating

The official temperature in Shanghai has been hovering around 39C for a few weeks now, but only because city employees get to go home if the official thermometer crosses the big four O. Unofficial thermometers have been well above 40C when the sun is out. Recently Shanghai has also had the pleasure of Beijing quality smog, making visibility low and causing general malaise. We are all suffering through it; the white shirts that go translucent just by riding the metro, the sticky skin and that general desire to just get back in the shower every minute of the day.

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