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Week 3 – What We Need In Winter

People say, in Winter we need warm foods and warm drinks, but I say, in Winter we need ice-creams and colors.

In Winter, when the sun doesn’t shine too often and the blue sky is always covered by clouds, everything on the street just looks less beautiful and lifeless. Consequently, some people who are more easily affected by weather will prone to have low mood. We won’t notice it at all, and we probably won’t even notice the slightly changing in mood day after day affected by the lack of sunlight.

Ice-cream, therefore, can make wonders in this situation. Eating ice-cream really does make us happy.  It stimulates the production of happiness hormone (known as serotonin) in the brain, making us to feel happy and pleasure. If it sounds crazy to have ice-cream in such cold weather, there is still other way to lift the mood in the Winter. It is color. Looking at colorful things will make us happy as well. However, I understand that we have different perception of colors, not only by gender, but also by culture and personality itself. Some may view black as a color of style, elegance and power, others view it as a symbol of deceit, negativity and things hidden. Some may view white as a color of purity, innocence and faith, but others view it differently. It is fun to have these differences, but in general, bright and colorful colors really do make us happy.

I think I’m this type of person, the kind of person who is easily emotionally affected by the weather and by the lack of sunlight. I really don’t even notice it until I have the experience of a totally lift up after a bite of an ice-cream. 😀

Camera: Canon EOS 450D

Photo created on January 20, 2012.


40 responses

  1. Northern Narratives

    I like ice cream any time of the year. Your photo is wonderful 🙂

    January 21, 2012 at 1:42 am

    • Thank you. Ice creams are my favorite food, and they can make me happy! ^0^

      January 21, 2012 at 12:34 pm

  2. maenamor

    I think i have serotonin withdrawal…been on a diet since christmas…doesn’t help being tempted 🙂

    January 21, 2012 at 5:32 am

    • If I knew you are on diet, I should have posted a colorful photo of pencils instead of ice creams. 😀

      January 21, 2012 at 12:37 pm

  3. I agree. My family had peach vanilla ice cream this afternoon and it was delicious. Definitely we need colors…lots of it during Winter. Love your new blog design. Stay blessed my friend.

    January 21, 2012 at 10:50 am

    • Thanks for coming to visit my new blog! 😀 Peach vanilla ice cream is delicious! I love it!

      January 21, 2012 at 12:36 pm

  4. Ice cream in winter while sitting in a warm house under a blanket listening to the wind outside.
    Yep, cheers me up every time.

    January 21, 2012 at 11:39 am

    • It sounds really cool to eat ice cream under a blanket listening to the wind outside! 😀 I’ll eat that way too next time I eat ice cream. 😀

      January 21, 2012 at 12:42 pm

  5. I love it Cristina 🙂

    January 21, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    • Thanks, Jakesprinter! 😀

      January 26, 2012 at 11:15 am

  6. I want some ice cream too! 🙂

    January 21, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    • *** Hand Lina an ice cream cone. Which flavor do you like? 😀

      January 26, 2012 at 11:14 am

  7. Never too cold for ice cream 😀

    January 21, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    • yea – yea 😀

      January 26, 2012 at 11:13 am

  8. I like bright colors, too! When my mom and I look at clothes together I always think it’s funny how different our taste in colors is. She likes to wear mostly muted colors like white, blues, tans; and I like to wear brighter colors and many more colors of the rainbow like greens, pinks, oranges, purples, etc.

    And agree that ice cream in the winter is wonderful! I actually just had some the other day. 🙂

    January 21, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    • I like bright colors clothes, too. Today, I wear a pink color down jacket! 😀 Heehee. Wearing bright colors clothes will make me look happier and make my skin to look brighter! 😀

      January 26, 2012 at 11:13 am

  9. Bright colors always make me happier! As for ice cream, I love it! Great photo and advice!

    January 21, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    • Thanks, Shellriver! 😀

      January 26, 2012 at 11:08 am

  10. Yummy!!

    January 22, 2012 at 11:28 am

  11. (¯`•Oºo.OßơO.oºO•´¯)

    Năm mới Tết đến. Rước hên vào nhà. Quà cáp bao la. Mọi nhà no đủ. Vàng bạc đầy hũ. Gia chủ phát tài. Già trẻ gái trai. Sum vầy hạnh phúc. Cầu tài chúc phúc. Lộc đến quanh năm. An khang thịnh vượng. [For you… Happy Lunar Year!!!]

    January 22, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    • Happy Lunar Year!!!! 😀

      January 26, 2012 at 11:08 am

  12. I like this a lot 🙂 Recently we went on holiday and on a cold day we went for coffee and ice cream 🙂 It was really fun 🙂

    January 23, 2012 at 6:03 am

    • Yes, it’s quite fun! Especially the slightly numbness feeling on the tongue on the first bite! XD

      January 26, 2012 at 11:07 am

  13. Winter + Ice cream = I will die!

    Winter alone, I’m not sure I can stand. Hahahaha…

    You are awesome to get this thing together without freezing. =p

    January 23, 2012 at 9:02 am

    • Maybe the weather here is not as cold as you thought it is, and that’s why I can survive! 😀

      January 26, 2012 at 11:05 am

  14. looks awesome..its justa new feeling to eat icecream in winter! yum

    January 24, 2012 at 1:35 am

    • Which flavor do you like? 😀

      January 26, 2012 at 11:04 am

  15. Sounds good to me, Cristina!
    I just had some ice cream last night! Spumoni! It was so good! Cold, true, but definitely worth the chill!

    January 24, 2012 at 3:52 am

    • I ate ice cream yesterday, too! Mint-chocolate flavor! 😀 Delicious!!!!!

      January 26, 2012 at 11:03 am

  16. What a great idea! I’m going to buy some ice-cream very soon 🙂

    January 27, 2012 at 3:17 am

  17. Yey! Yey! Yey! Yummi Ice-cream! 😀

    January 30, 2012 at 10:34 am

  18. Contrary to what most people believe, “in Winter we need warm foods and warm drinks”, my teacher in Chemistry back in high school once told me that it’s more effective to adjust your body temperature to the weather than to counter it.

    Hence, warm food and drinks during summer and cold food and drinks during winter.

    Sounds crazy though but I think, it’s believable enough. Your call.

    January 30, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    • HeeHee! Warm food and drinks in summer and cold food and drinks in winter! I really drink hot green tea in summer. I’m not feel alone now 😀

      February 2, 2012 at 12:45 pm

  19. Great photo & that ice cream looks so good. Thanks for following me on Twitter

    February 7, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    • You’re welcome! 🙂

      February 8, 2012 at 2:26 pm

  20. This ice cream looks totally wicked!

    I’m with you – I am affected, too, by lack of sunlight. It’s hard to keep your drive up in winter. I get all clouded, myself, and brought a bit down. Buy ice cream – yes, that would be great.

    February 8, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    • They have another one which looks more wicked! 😀 haha More scoops and bigger in size. Awesome! ^^

      Let’s have ice cream to cheer up! ^0^

      February 9, 2012 at 11:41 am

  21. elmediat

    Ice cream in the winter is excellent, as long as you don’t eat it while you are outside.

    March 14, 2012 at 2:23 am

    • I couldn’t imagine how it feels like to eat ice cream outside (especially snowing). My tongue will 100% to go numb! 😀

      March 14, 2012 at 10:19 am

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