It’s Summer Na

March 10th, 2008

There’s no official proclamation that would say that Summer is “officially” here. Malacanang Palace will not announce on TV that summer has arrived. If you’re old enough, that is if you’ve passed forty (plus) summers in your life, you know how to read the signs and can easily feel it. One barometer for summer is the weather. But the weather lately is freaking out. It’s already the month of March but you can still feel the chills at night. This might be what PAG-ASA had warned about earlier, that we will be having a wet/cold summer this year.

pickingstarapples.jpgAh, but there are other signs that will tell you that summer is here. For one, Congressmen are already gearing up for summer vacation to who knows where. Congress had scheduled an early recess on March 14th, so by next week, it’s going to be quiet in the House of Representatives.

Also, another sign is our neighbor’s star apple tree begins to become abundant and its branches bow down by the weight of its fruits. A certain portion of that tree’s branches find our backyard a suitable place to bow to the will of gravity. This never escaped Maia and Ate Bebing’s attention. And so they had their first taste of summer by harvesting the starapples that gracefully offers itself for their taking.

The other signs that Summer has come? Observe the political climate and you’ll know its summer. The political upheaval brought about by the NBN-ZTE Deal that took its peak during the massive rally in Makati weeks ago, will now be hushed again in silence, as if nothing happened. Everyone, from the Senators to the protesters, will then be busy preparing for their next summer vacation. After all its summer, and you are in the Philippines. Like there’s Siesta. Like it has become an accepted reality that nothing happens in our country during weekends – have you notice that there are no news programs in the primetime during weekends?

So if you’re in the Philippines, enjoy the summer… nothing bad will happen in the Philippines when its vacation time.

  1. March 10th, 2008 at 01:10 | #1

    dapat ra sila manguha ug kaimito diha no kay pila gud na ka bulan sigi’g panilhig ni ate beng sa sagbot nga dahon anang punuan.

    summer’s here!

  2. March 11th, 2008 at 19:10 | #2

    Happy Birthday, sir!

    I go to Baguio in the weekends, and last week I was surprised that the temperature was still playing in the 10 degree centigrade range. And we’re already in the second week of March!

  3. March 11th, 2008 at 23:11 | #3

    Thanks for visiting my blog, watson.

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