Every Friday during the semester, the Tropical Environmental Change Research Group (TEC) holds a lunchtime meeting in which the wide diaspora of physical geographers in the department (faculty, postdocs and grad students) show up to (a.) listen to the latest in TEC-themed investigations, and/or (b.) see what everyone else packs (or tah-pows in the local lingo) for lunch. It's always a fun gathering in which serious research is discussed in an informal, supportive atmosphere.
"Oi, why is Singapore so hot?" I don't recall when my brothers first started asking me that question, to be honest. I do, however, remember this single question being repeated incessantly during any occasion that we were outdoors while growing up in Singapore. When we were eating our weekly chicken rice lunches, or when playing football, or after we escape the heat (and deluge of humidity) by dashing indoors into the air-conditioned comfort of a shopping mall. ---------------