The first nite could’ve been fluke, but the second, third and fourth sealed it. In East Java, ‘HOT (as hell) season’ is officially upon us. Every nite’s effort seems to top the previous and even though I’ve brought in reinforcements in the way of a third fan, the sweat keeps a’coming. This was the case last year as well, but I’d forgotten. You get through it of course, but losing a few nite’s sleep in a row starts to play with your head a litte. Everything just seems a tad more annoying than usual and, for me at least, the sweeties become more of a crutch. As my uncle Mike is fond of saying, “It is what it is’ and, let me tell you, what it is, is HOT!