Small Chat

Yesterday I chatted with my high school friend who is now living in Singapore. She’s been there for more than a year now. After our graduation from high school, we met suddenly in a jeepney one time on my way home from work. That was in Manila few years ago. I told her about my blogging activity, how I enjoy doing it, and the excitement in meeting new people. However, I also invited her to visit my blogs and asked her to blog whenever she is available. She said I am diligent in updating my blogs. I humbly said, “Not really.” At the end of our chat, she asked me to post about something. Now she’s giving me an assignment. Just thinking about it gives me a headache. (Kidding!)

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Cool Morning Rain

I heard thunderstorms this morning that wakes me up. Then it started to rain very hard. It is cool outside and I feel good because it was very hot and humid the past few days. The rains somehow relieved the heat for a bit.
Looking outside the glass window, I cannot help remembering the experiences I had on rainy days like this when I was working in Manila. I should wake up early and prepare myself to go to work so that I won’t get stuck in heavy traffic. My boarding house in Caloocan was five minutes away from the highway so the only way to get there is taking a tricycle or a jeepney.
Tricycle is works better for me to take since jeepneys used to wait for the seats to be full of passengers. Once in the highway, I try to find a place to cover me out of getting totally wet because rain waters are about four to five inches deep from the ground. Workers, students, shoppers, and ordinary employees like me is rushing to catch a ride in a bus or jeepneys whenever possible. Some umbrellas are folded and worn out because of people bumping to each other as they hop in to the buses and jeeps. But it doesn’t matter to me. As long as I get the chance, I rush in to the bus and get my ride of about an hour to work with wet pants and shoes. I will just deal with the colds later.
That’s how it goes with me in six years of working in Manila. I strive rain or shine.