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Archive for April 11th, 2018


So now it is officially summer here. The official weather bureau PAGASA announced the termination of the northeast monsoon on Tuesday, April 10, which means the start of summer in the country. But it rained yesterday afternoon, good enough to wet the garden plants and the ground. It was just less than thirty minutes though.

PAGASA Administrator Vicente Malano said that “These changes in the weather system with  accompanying shift of wind pattern from northeasterly to easterly signify the termination of the northeast monsoon,” This  would bring warmer and drier weather.  Summer here  is so hot in some areas of the country.  The month of May usually brings thunderstorms in the afternoon while  in June,  the season starts.  I’d rather have the summer weather than the rainy season. I had a phobia with floods and  heavy rainfall.  The best months of the year starts from November to February of the  following year. March is a tug between hot days and summer rains.

I found this lovely meme from one of my shout outs a few years ago. One of my favorite pastimes, finding books to read and participating in Goodreads’ reading challenge every year. 

It is really nice to discover new authors and new books. Slowly travelling the world in books – different places, different settings, unheard of sites which you only encounter in books.

Summer is that one particular season when you don’t want to go out much because of the heat outside. You would rather stay in one corner of the house and catch up on reading.  And you know you have read a good book when you turn the last page and you wish for more.

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger is one of my favorite books.  Here’s one quote  that I copied from it: “What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.” 

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It was one of those things that you sometimes enjoy while browsing at Facebook. There is this site called en.nametest.com  which somehow has become a favorite of  some of my friends at Facebook. I tried it but instead of posting the result at Facebook, I copied the pictures. It asked something like “what are your outstanding moments?” The result was based on the Facebook photos of course. It’s kind of weird sometimes that you get to see photos aside from where they were published.

And  it  includes  my solo pic at Caleruega, Nate’s grad pic in Nursery. Pope Francis pic during his visit to UST,  Nissa and me at a wedding of my niece, my first ID picture when I reached 60 and had it in readiness for other issued IDs.  This is only the second time I tried this site. My Facebook wall is for friends only but one can’t really avoid seeing those pics in other sites or on Google. Once you post something in cyberspace, it becomes public.

I tried checking my name through Google and most of those photos that I posted  here at WordPress are also there.  When you are using social media, expect something like this. It is the downside of this technology called the internet. One thing I like though is I don’t need  to have our photos printed, I just copy them to my hard drive and may be print some when needed.

(Oops, by the way the Tagalog word “daw”  in the title simply means “it is said” or something to that effect).

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