If you’re in the Philippines, I’m sure you will agree that the heat during the past week has been oppressive. And I’m sure we’re not the only family that is involuntarily making Meralco even more rich by turning on the aircon during the day instead of only at night during bedtime.
Non-Filipino friends think it’s nice to bask in the sun all year round but I think that’s only true if one were living in places like Baguio. We live in a hilly suburb but… oh, well, I suppose I should say we’re lucky because it must be much worse in Metro Manila where the never ending stretches of concrete only make matters worse.
I went into the kitchen about half an hour ago for a glass of cold water and, looking out of the window… wow, the outdoor dining table was wet!
I wanted to freeze the moment. The sight of small puddles of water was so cool and refreshing. I went back to the bedroom to get my camera, noticing as I passed by the front windows that the leaves of the banaba tree out front were dripping with water too. I told myself, I’d take a photo of the table first then rush out front to take photos of the banaba tree.
By the time I reached the kitchen, and it couldn’t have taken me more than a few minutes to take the camera out of the bag and walk back, the drizzling had stopped and the sun was starting to shine.
By the time I was through taking photos of the wet table, the banaba tree in the front garden was already dry. Quite a strong reminder that it is still summer after all and I shouldn’t dream of impossible things.
Talk about bitin.