Yesterday, it rained buckets again. Our street was a huge puddle, and our backyard was a mini swimming pool.
As a resident of one of the rainiest cities in the country, I've known just about every kind of rain. Slight drizzles, heavy downpours, steady streams. I was once sailing in the middle of the sea when it rained so hard I was practically bruised. And there are the rains of the suspense-movie kind, the kind that you wait out in semi isolation and the kind that have you imagining scenes from Psycho.
My Blair Witch Project state-of-mind notwithstanding, there are no rainy-days-and-mondays blues for me. I love it when it rains, especially because of happy memories of no-school days, comfort food and paper boats.
My rainy-day favorites--then and now:
1. Cozying up with a good book, a piping hot cup of coffee and a warm woolen blanket
2. Sinangag, tinapa and kamatis, eaten kamayan-style. Sinigang, too. And instant noodles and Chippy. I guess the rains have a way of whetting the appetite.
3. Poking canvas roofs/tents with a stick/an umbrella and letting the rainpools gush forth. When we were kids and leptospirosis was not a concern, we would sneak out to the "floodier" part of the village and wade, wade and wade. Or we would sail paper boats.
4. Movie marathons. Call me cheap, but Patayin sa Shokot si Remington really had me in stitches. My other rainy-day must-views: Birdcage, In and Out, To Wong Foo Must be something about the weather, huh?
5. Lounging around all day in pajamas and house clothes. It's too rainy for anyone to call, anyway.
What are your rainy-day favorites?