Beijing is very dry. The canals that flow through the capital were built centuries ago to bring water to the city.
Yesterday at work one of the men mentioned that it was going to rain. I asked if he was kidding. Some of our colleagues laughed. I checked weather.com. There was rain forecast. I sent instant messages to some of my local friends and they didn't believe me.
This morning I woke up and looked out the window to see that the ground was wet and people were carrying umbrellas. It rained! It really rained! Everything was dry within a matter of hours but it was nice to see that sometimes we do get rain.