Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Rainy season

Now with the onset of typhoon Emong it is official...the rainy season has started. In my elementary classes I distinctly remember the statement issued about Philippine weather: " the Philippines have to seasons the dry and the wet season". Walking towards the FX station at the back of old Rustan under the gentle but non-ending cascade of the rain brings back memories of rain past. The times spent playing under the rain. The cool wind it brought. Often times the strong winds that felled trees, in particular the old mango tree in the garden. Typhoon Didang, the storm that stranded the family car. The really deadly rains that brought not only flood but disaster and death in its wake. Typhoons are a destructive force indeed. We have seen age old trees uprooted. Houses in my mother's home town in Balian, Pangil, Laguna srtipped bare except for the posts. I remember the person who drowned in a room beneath Lagusnilad. Or the sight of flash flood destroyed towns in Ormoc and more recently in Quezon price. Again one also remembers the trivial things that happened during a rainfall. The transformation of Quezon avenue into a river and one's person's use of a water bike to transverse Quezon avenue river. Or the time I was able to get to home on time just before the storm descended on Metro Manila. Yet in every instance the rain seems to have a cleansing effect on Metro Manila. In my old chemistry class it has been stated that water is the universal solvent. Given enough time it can dissolve anything. I wonder with the arrival of rainy season will it help in dissolve the present political tnesions of the Philippines. Or at least cool the hot heads from both sides of the issue.


Blogger blackshama said...

Didn't the rainy season start 3 weeks ago?

7/05/2005 05:58:00 PM  
Blogger juned said...

First full day rain or at least rain that began in the morning and continued till the afternoon.

7/06/2005 07:35:00 AM  

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