Sun, in my line of work where I’m always outside, a lot of times I just want it to go away. When the sun is brightly up and scorching, every shade is a fortress and even the slightest breeze feels like a christmas present. I hate places that clammy and humid during summer. Oftentimes, I get stuck to those places.
However way they put it, there is no summer in the Philippines, rather rainy days and sunny days. And when it isn’t raining, the sun can be an unforgiving four and a half times brutal monster you want to hide from.
I’m one who don’t complain about the weather. it’s just that it is undeniably *urgh* so hot in the Philippines. It is so easy to lose your cool when you’re there. People are sweating profusely like sinners inside the church. It even feels like you’re at its burning point, so to speak, when you’re in big cities. I’d imagine the sun to be smiling at me while I attempt to fan myself with a piece of cardboard.
So, what do you do?
Try use the old ‘join when you can’t beat’ approach. Go to a beach, do some water activities, smile back at the sun and just feel the summer heat. Outside the city where the focus are on busy and crowded streets, a day in a peaceful scenic setting is like sipping a ice cold softdrink after breaking a sweat.
I personally accepted that I cannot beat nor hide from the sun. I’ve backed out on always trying to save my complexion. I was raised greeting the sun everyday when I was in Philippines. It follows me in places I go to for work. There’s nothing left for me to do but embrace to it.
The sun can be a fiery hell of an adversary. That’s okay with me. The sun can also easily be blazingly “hot” and attractive. It can be radiant and glare at me all day, looking at it and the scene it creates, at times, just brightens my day.
Plus, I hate extreme cold anyways.
[Photos are from Caramoan and Bohol]
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