The rainy season, or monsoon season, will be in full force any day now across Malaysia.
We have torrential rains, and last year saw the worst flooding in Kuantan for over 50 years. But we are fortunate enough not to endure storms of the like which have battered the Philippines in recent days.
While the rainy season presents challenges for us in Kuantan, I realise it pales in comparison to the natural disasters other parts of Asia and America have received in recent times.
Nevertheless, we are bracing ourselves . . .