Saturday, May 06, 2006

Six Things I Love About the Philippine Summer

1. Fire Trees in Full Bloom—nothing beats the sight of these magnificent trees that boasts of fierce fire-orange blooms. The best summer treat is a super long row of fire trees blazing the way somewhere on the Batangas-Manila route.

2. Halo-Halo- every thought freezes as the ice-cold sweet blend of ice shavings, milk, sweet beans, leche flan, nata de coco, gelatin, ube and ice cream melt deliciously on your mouth.

3. Long days—isn’t it great that you can enjoy an hour more of daylight before the sun sets? Just to delight in being able to find your way home by the sun’s light instead of the weak light of a streetlamp.

4. Children’s laughter—what could cheer one more than kids giggling and playing outside your door early in the morning because school’s out?

5. Dry clothes in a jiffy – what could be more convenient than having your wet laundry, hung up in the morning, dry by early afternoon?

6. Dry streets – what could be easier to walk on than streets free from flooding and mud and muck that rains inevitably bring?


Beng said...

This post is as sunny as the summer days! :-)

Gypsy said...

yes, thanks. I just thought there is more to sumer than the stiffling heat! Pasalamat din pala ako that there are malls we can go to cool down...Hehehe

Jules said...

i always fantasized of Bacolod being carpeted with firetrees so that when it bloom, it will look like autumn in summer.