I don’t know how many times I blogged about month endings and beginnings since I started this blog. It’s some kind of a summary for the past month and a sort of welcome to a new month.
Today is a significant day in our country, it’s the changing of the guards so to speak. It’s the inaugural of the incoming President Duterte and the new VP Leni Robredo. According to reports, it’s the first time that the two would not be sworn into office together because the former doesn’t want Robredo to be with him in Malacanang. VP Leni would take her oath separately in a different venue. Personally I think, it is sending a wrong message to a lot of us ordinary citizens. There is division instead of unity. I am not really looking forward to having a new president. We’ve been brainwashed by so many things the past days – lots of promises, lots of swearing, killings of just “suspected” criminals. Lately, I am no longer appreciative of listening to news but I am giving him the benefit of the doubt and this starts today. Outgoing President, Benigno Aquino is one of the best presidents we ever had. The Philippines has become a tiger in Asia because of him, the Philippine economy at its best after his term. Thank you Pres. Aquino!
Ah July, the rainy month. I am not exactly looking forward to the rainy months because I am afraid of heavy rains and flooding. Although our local community is more active now in cleaning and desilting rivers and canals in preparation for the rainy season, we are never sure of the weather. PAGASA (our local weather bureau) says that we get an average of about twenty typhoons in a year. There is this fear of La Niña too towards the end of the year.
Finally I was able to catch up on my reading challenge. Nine books in advance, that’s a feat for me. There are stories wherein you can totally relate to and it seems like the author is exactly describing how you feel deep inside. Sometimes no matter how painful it is being reminded of what you went through, it is always a challenge to stay strong and to have that much-needed faith that you can carry on. The little setbacks will always be there no matter what we do. Our attitude to any situation makes the difference.
Was June a happy month for you? Let us welcome July with a bang 🙂