When summer ends, it's time to dance in the rain...
June 1st has gone by like a heartbeat. Time flies so fast these days. I think it's safe to say that summer has officially ended. I know a lot of you have been dreading the end of your favorite season. Add in the fact that school's about to start next week, I think I can see you pouting already. (I recently graduated from a university so school isn't an issue for me. In fact, I kinda miss it... minus the exams of course!) Sadly, I'm not a very big fan of summer. Don't get me wrong I don't fancy the wet season as much either. It's just that in my country it can get really warm. Hello humidity! I've been drinking all sorts of cold stuff like crazy! Still there's so much about this time of the year that I love so much: comfy clothes, sunglasses, ice cold coffee, ice cream, halo-halo, family outings, vacations, beaches and more ice cream!
This year I've only had one summer escapade where my family and I toured quite a number of places in southern Cebu. It was sort of our victory party-slash-outing for my sister and I. She's around four years younger than I am so she finished high school this year. One of the places we've been to was Argao. We went to this beach and had our afternoon merienda (snack).
Don't fret just yet! I know the signage said "No Swimming in This Area" but it only applied to this part of the shore where fishermen would dock their boats.
Look at them randomly painted and designed! Salbabidas (floaters) anyone?
A wooden bridge leading to a small fishermen's village.
Look at that zebra striped boat! Who knew fishermen loved animal prints too?
Fishes on nets! Wait, are those Galunggong?
Whether you like it or not, the rainy season has just begun. The past few nights have been wet and cold that I had to go search for my blankets in the middle of the night! Fortunately, I'm not afraid of lightning and thunder so I was sleeping like a baby in no time. Seasons change and there's basically nothing we can do about it. It's part of nature. We may not be able to get rid of the rain but at least we can learn and love to dance in it...
Goodbye halo-halo, hello champorado.
Goodbye pretty hats, hello colorful umbrellas.
Goodbye fruit shakes, hello warm cup of delish coffee.
PS: I'd like to give a massive shout out to my uncle for allowing me to use these pictures. Thank you Tito Bob! You're the best photographer uncle in the world! I hope to see you real soon. Happy touring around the Philippines and don't forget to share those awesome pictures!