Activity Corner #1 – Week 1

So the task was to write something you liked, 5 reasons why and create a person who you think might not like it. We also had to do the same for something we hated. I decided to flesh out one of my characters a little more…

I hate humid weather.

I get all gross and sweaty quickly
I get rashes
I feel more lethargic
I get frustrated more easily
Ugly sweat patches

They like humid weather.

They like sweating
They hate cold weather
It’s all they’ve known
It makes their skin better
It helps with dieting


The story of Melvin, who loves to sweat. Melvin drinks 2 litres of water every night before bed and 2 litres first thing in the morning. He sleeps with a wool doona wrapped in an alfoil doona cover. Melvin lives in Singapore where the weather is humid all year round. He loves it. Every day he pulls on his favourite beanie, jumper and trackies to go for a morning run.

Melvin is the maintenance man for the worlds largest franchise of day spas. He specialises in the maintenance and repair of saunas. Melvin loves his job. Every night he thinks about how lucky he is that he can sweat all day long just before nodding off to sleep.

Melvin’s spa company is downsizing as a result of the low demand for saunas in Singapore. Melvin, being the company’s number one sauna maintenance man is pressured into relocating by his superiors. His inability to say no causes him to be relocated to Canada, where the weather is cold and never humid.

Melvin works hard at his job. He can only sweat it out while he’s on the job now. He works very hard on fixing all the saunas, so hard that the time between required maintenance and repair of the saunas becomes longer and longer. Melvin now works slower so that he can stay inside of the sauna he’s fixing for longer. As a result, his superiors notice the lapse in productivity and Melvin is fired. He has no job, no money and stranded in Canada.