What end of summer though? This climate change had me thinking that even if we’re having frequent rainshowers, we will still be muttering “ang init” (it’s so hot) like 209 times in a day when it’s not pouring. But okay, not to depress everyone regarding the world’s condition, wet season is finally here and us pluviophiles rejoice! XD
What does being a pluviophile mean to you? Is it the desire of bottling up that earthy smell when the rain hits the ground? (Okay it’s just alimuom in Tagalog and doesn’t sound quite nice but hey it sounds poetic in English lol). Is it the thought of curling up with a stack of books and a hot chocolate/ coffee? Or maybe for us in the tropical region, it’s the sheer joy of dusting off those boots and playfully splashing them in the puddles. Hehe.
To me it’s more than all of those combined. I’ve always wept mercilessly with joy during an onset rainshower of the wet season. At the early sound of the pitter patter, I could feel my heart beat faster as I rush to the terrace/ window to see the raindrops and see the street get wet. When it rains, I always get this wonderful sense of feeling that something excitingly different is going to happen in the next few days, which actually has been proven in the past. Be it a surprise romantic walk with someone, receiving good news or bumping into someone you’ve long fantasized to see again. That’s how it’s usually for me. PAG-ASA is not declaring that it’s officially wet season but anyhow I’d like to officially welcome it already with this end of summer post featuring unposted photos in Palawan as well as a compilation video. Enjoy! 🙂