Cold Weather Warning article found in the HK magazine edited on 30th of November. I couldn't find the author of this text but I still wanted to share it with you...
"With the temperature outside dipping to a frigid 15 degrees Celsius, the government has issued a cold weather warning. To maintain your safety during this time, please follow these guidelines.
- In extreme cases of prolonged exposure to cold, frostbite may set in. Prevent this from happening by avoiding Carlsberg Extra Cold
- If you find someone suffering from serious hypothermia, warm them up quickly by heating up a quart of wine. Add fresh slices of orange, caster sugar, and the rind of a lemon and a lime. Stir in some cloves, half a vanilla pod, star anise, a touch of nutmeg and a cinnamon stick. Mix slowly, but do not bring to a boil. When the flavors have muddled for a few hours, ladle the concoction into tankards and serve to the paramedics.
- Hong Kong homes tend to be cold, if your home is in need of warming up, simply close all your windows, stop up any under-door gaps to prevent drafts, and gather around a cozy charcoal fire.
- The elderly are especially vulnerable at this time of the year. Protect your grandma from the winter chills by dotting some protective quartz crystals around her bed. The theory here is that the cosmic vibrations will warm her soul.
- Dont forget your pets. A few hundred chinchillas will make a very warm - and in vogue - coat.
- It's always better to layer for warmth. Make sure to combine sufficient quantities of subcutaneous and visceral fat.
- Most of your body heat is lost through your head. Therefore, you must dunk your face in a tureen of hot soup every 30 minutes.
- Dizziness, confusion, shivering and exhaustion may be symptoms of hypothermia. However, they may also be symptoms of a bad hangover, so try some hair of the dog and make yourself a delicious bloody mary. "