Rainy days are here again!


Get ready with your raincoats and umbrella, the rainy season is here. Wearing plastic boots has become fashionable not only for the old people and market vendors but as well as some teenagers showing off their pricey colorful boots. Classes has been suspended several times since the start of the school year due to heavy rains and severe flooding in some areas. 
Rainy days reminded me so much of my happy childhood days. When I was a kid, I love it when it rains because of these:
  • No classes. We don't have to wake up early just to go to school. Suspension of classes were announced much earlier.
  • No school work assignments. 

kids in the rain
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  • We were allowed to play in the rain. We play boat race, we cut out our old slippers into a small boat complete with flag and we race it into the stream of water  across our house. During my time, there were no clogged drainage and the streets are clean. Leptospirosis was never heard of during those times.
  • We have "ginataan" for merienda. If you grew up in the Philippines, this is one comfort food that you will surely miss eating during cold rainy days.

ginataan - dessert made with thick coconut milk, tubers, tapioca pearls and sago (ask.com)

  • Playing hide and seek inside the house. My mom usually don't allow us to play inside our house because of the mess we create but rainy days is an exception. Since  there's always brown-outs/blackouts during this time,  I enjoyed playing this game with my siblings.
  • I can stay up late, if the classes are still suspended for next day.
As I grow old, rainy days brought more misery than fun. Flood around your neighborhood is not an excuse not to go to work. If you can get there by swimming or riding on an amphibian, you may do so.  If your place was hit by a typhoon, then you have to do some cleaning up. Just last night, it was so windy that it caused 2 minor explosion coming from the electric post in front of our house. I was so worried that it might start a fire. Oh! If only I can be a kid  again, then I have nothing to worry about.

How about you? What's your recollection of rainy days?

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25 comments:

  1. Hi Imee!
    So true, rain is a bit more annoying now that I'm older :( I do still love falling to sleep to the sound of it raining though!

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    1. It's nice to tuck yourself under the sheets when it rains.

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  2. Your post brings back my childhood memories. Rainy season was fun at that time. We play in the rain and in the flood. You're right, school will be closed and used as shelters for flood victims. But one thing I really hate is the stinky smell after the flood is over.

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  5. I love it when it rains! thunder and lightning are the best...particularly when you're inside and able to watch from the window. love your blog!

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    1. I used to watch the rain from the window. Thanks!

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  6. Hi new follower from Creative Mondays thanks for linking up :)

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  7. Thank you for stopping by my blog and following.

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  9. Hey there! Thanks so much for following and linking up for the GFC Blog Hop!

    Love when it rains! The smells, sounds, and the soup! Lol.

    ♥ Duckie.

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  10. rainy days are a little downers sometimes, but hey, theres always the sun after!

    come by nichollvincent.blogspot.com and say hello and have a great night!

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  11. Which part of the world are you? We are dying here due to heat from the sun.. Thanks for linking up in Exposure 99% weekday blog hop, and I look forward being part of your blog.

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    1. It's the rainy season here, June to Sept.

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  12. I WISH we had more rain in Arizona, I miss it! Stopping by from the GFC blog hop and am now your newest follower:) Hope you can come check out Crazy Mama Drama !
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  13. LOVE the background of your blog. It is so cute. :) It has been raining constantly here in Trinidad, but I LOVE it. :)

    I am your newest GFC follower from the blog hop. If you have a moment and would like to, you can visit me here The Things We Find Inside

    Thanks,
    Tami

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    1. I like to be surrounded by cute things as I grow old, lol.

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  14. Wow, love your blog post. It reminds me when I was young.

    I guess the rain when you are young is different when you grow old, literally I mean its different. RAins have grown stronger now and brings more water than it was before. Sometimes there is no rain at all. Thanks, just dropping my crazy comments

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  15. So many people I know hate the rain, but I love it. It's so relaxing listening to it and smelling it. As a child, I was allowed to play in the rain, I would make cubby houses under the trees and take shelter when it rained, I thought it was so cool. I remember when my school was flooded too and we had to go home early, that was the best day! It's not rain season in Queensland now, but come summer I love it.

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  16. I like rainy. i think , it's so nice.. I do like it :D

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  17. Your rainy days as a child were much more fun then mine were (or how I remember them). I hear you with rainy days as an adult, much different. Thanks for linking up to flashback Friday blogshare.

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  18. i love your blog!! i'm another one who loves the rain.
    whenever we have a storm i run outside and stand in it :D

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