When it rains...

67 108
Avatar for ARTicLEE
2 years ago

JRamona20 wrote about her memories about rain.

Just because we are in the tropics does not mean we don't have four seasons too. They are wet, very wet, dry and very dry :D

Those can be probably experienced in our country at the same time, not in one place of course but different places in the country have different weather.

Storms in the tropics are called typhoons and these can be cyclone or hurricane. Aside from that, we also have monsoon seasons where we experience rain almost all the time.

Back when I was in elementary, probably around second or third grade, my mom fetched us from school. Back then, class suspensions were not given right away. It can only be determined later in the day if classes are suspended or not. Announcements can further be delayed as we only rely on radios at that time. It's not as easy as it is right now for you can inform a lot of people at the same time through your phone or computer.

There were three of us then, two of my eldest and me. We waited for a long time for a jeepney that we can ride going home. Jeepney is one of the public transportations here in our city together with taxi. Only recently were mini buses introduced.

Jeepneys were hard to come by. It is getting late and the storm is getting strong. We are getting soaked by the minute. We then decided to walk all the way home. From school to our house is about 5 kms. We braved that storm just to get home. Along the way we kept hoping that the jeepneys that pass were not full but unfortunately for us. We arrived home wet from chest down. I think the next day my sister got ill because of that.

Another stormy day, the storm was so strong that it broke some of the poles of the roof of our porch causing part of the roof to cave in and one of the poles hit some of the windows and breaking it. Water and rain poured in. My mom had to bring us to our neighbor to pass the storm while she figures out what to do. We had everything repaired once the storm was over.

Some relatives of ours live beside the river not far from us. One of those storms caused that river to swell so much so flooding the streets and houses beside it. Some houses were even submerged. Our relatives would come up to the hill where our house is located and would spend the time there until the water subsides. Dikes have been constructed along the river banks to help prevent such flooding.

When I studied away from home, when storms hit our country, we would be stranded in our dorm and couldn't go home especially us who would travel 8 hours by bus just to get home. The roads going home would be unpassable for days and some vehicles would be stranded along the mountain roads. There was one time that it was our semestral break but we couldn't go home because no bus would travel since roads are in such bad condition it's dangerous. Being away from home for months bring that homesickness and to be caught in a situation like that is just a terrible feeling. The storms that year continued on until December. I thought we will not be able to go home for the holiday break too. We would take our chances to wait by the road for buses that would take us home. When we can't wait any longer, we would go back to our dorm and do it again the next day. Luckily, on the third day, we were able to ride a bus home. I was totally relieved when I got home. Thankfully, that kind of incident never happened again since then. I was able to go home during breaks without any problem. Sometimes going back to school would be postponed because of inclement weather. Again, there was no way of knowing the condition of roads but as long as there are buses traveling then we would take our chance and pray nothing bad will happen. Sometimes when we were stranded on our way to school because there were landslides, road clearing would take hours. Our travel of 8 hours normally would take 12-16 hours. Some took longer as recounted by other students.

What I do like the most about rainy season then when I was a kid is that we will be harvesting corn that we have planted and boiled that. The cooked freshly picked corn is just comfortingly delicious. We would have frequent power outage then. Even if the winds are howling outside and thrashing the rain here and there, we don't care for eating those corns is just full of hope that everything is going to be okay. If not corn, then boiled cassava. Rainy season would be time for hot porridge too. We get to play more and sleep more during those times for we can't go to school.

Those are my memories of rain/storm. Some unfortunate ones but I like to remember the good times more.

Thanks a lot for your time and continued support.

27
$ 12.67
$ 11.65 from @TheRandomRewarder
$ 0.10 from @gertu13
$ 0.10 from @Pantera
+ 21
Sponsors of ARTicLEE
empty
empty
empty
Avatar for ARTicLEE
2 years ago

Comments

ay ganun din po si mama ko dati nung elementary ako. Pag wala akong dalang payong ay sinusundo ako ng aking ina. Buti nalang at walking distance lang iyong school ko sa bahay namin kaya di na kailangan pang mag abang ng jeep.

$ 0.02
2 years ago

Sa amin sa ibang city pa un school kaya malayo layo din.

$ 0.00
2 years ago

Eating self grown veggies gives next level satisfaction... we had bitter gourd and Tomatoes last year and they tasted way different and better than store bought.... you guys have beautiful memories

$ 0.02
2 years ago

I attest to that. Home grown always tastes better :D

$ 0.00
2 years ago

Naalala ko nong panahong may Yolanda nag evacuate kami sa paaralan, pero nung bata pa ako gehhehe nagtatampisaw ako sa lakas ng ulan walang alamag kasi hehehe dikooa makalimotan non na andaming orutas na mangga na napunit dahil sa lakas ng ulan kasabay ng hangin.

$ 0.02
2 years ago

Sarap maligo sa ulan hehe. Nakakatakot nga lang talaga ang malakas na mga bagyo.

$ 0.00
2 years ago

Those were the great experiences of the past. I missed those days that we rely to radio announcements of class suspensions. If we could turn back time. I missed looking for spiders and the 10 pesos daily allowance for recess huhu

$ 0.02
2 years ago

Those were the days when we can only rely on the radio. It's unfortunate for others if they can't even afford one.

$ 0.00
2 years ago

Experiencing the raining seasons are such a good moment that boost our farm products bringing excessive food jamboree.thus giving us a cool and calm weather all chill atmosphere thanks for refreshing an awesome momories.

$ 0.02
2 years ago

Indeed the rain can be a blessing and a curse.

$ 0.00
2 years ago

Habang binabasa ko article mo, naiimagine ko ung naabotan din kmi ng bagyo habang nasa trabaho. Bigla kaming pinauwi ng boss nmin, maagang nagsarado ung tindahan nya. Grabeh ung ulan nun at may kasama ng ulan, hirap na kaming makasakay dahil halos lahat ng tindahan sa city biglaan ang sarado, so bale nagsabay sabay kaya halos lahat ng jeep puno.. basa din ako nun sobra.

$ 0.02
2 years ago

Ganun talaga pag may bagyo. Mag ru-rush ang mga tao e. Syempre gusto makauwi agad.

$ 0.00
2 years ago

UwU, wala akonh matandasn na naka encounter ng storm nong bata pa ako. Diko na tanda talaga halos lahat ahaha. Ang tanda ko lang er pag umuulan ay naglalaro kami habang naulan nong gulong bike tas apa gulong ba hahaha. Ang saya lang huehue

$ 0.02
2 years ago

Sana di ka na maka experience ever ng effect ng storm.
Oo nga e. Sarap maging bata :)

$ 0.00
2 years ago

I also remember before na kapag malakas ang ulan, automatic na di na pumapasok yung mga kapitbahay namin sa school haha. Pero kami nung kapatid ko naghihintay pa rin talaga ng announcement. There's a time na naabutan kami ng sobrang lakas na ulan tapos may kasama ring kidlat habang papauai kami pero inenjoy na lang rin namin maligo sa ulan hehe.

$ 0.02
2 years ago

Dati sinusunod talaga un signal warning e kahit malakas ang ulan at hangin. Ngayon hindi na. Noon hindi naman gano nagkakasakit mga tao. Ngayon hindi na ganun kalakas ang resistensya.

$ 0.00
2 years ago

"wet, very wet, dry and very dry" WAHAHAH witty, 4 seasons in the Philippines LOL. dati nong face to face tas na stranded kami sa boarding house kasi may bagyo, yung boarding house namin nagkakaroon agad ng instant swimming pool sa may terrace at shower sa may bed ko LOL

$ 0.02
2 years ago

Sa school din namin nun may time nilipad bubong ng mga rooms at pati sa dorm.

$ 0.00
2 years ago

I like to watch the rain when I am at home but when it rains so hard that it causes so much damage my joy ends and I think of so many unfortunate people.

$ 0.02
2 years ago

I miss doing that, watching the rain. We used to sit cafes the whole afternoon watching people and the rain while drinking coffee :)

$ 0.00
2 years ago

I really enjoyed expressing your memories, they passed in front of my eyes like a movie, remembering childhood memories is pleasant even in their bitterest state.

$ 0.02
2 years ago

Thank you :) I appreciate you!

$ 0.00
2 years ago

Season are just so amazing.we are in the dry season now but it still raining here Sometimes when. the weather start to become a disaster or at our disadvantages we should always stay safe

$ 0.02
2 years ago

That's true. We don't know when a bad weather strikes.

$ 0.00
2 years ago

We also have 2 periods and when it decides to rain, it does not stop for a long time, before it rains the temperature increases a lot and becomes unbearable, until the rain cools everything down and the weather becomes more pleasant.

$ 0.02
2 years ago

Those are the times that I like the rain, when it rains after a hot day :)

$ 0.00
2 years ago

I feel you Clee, going home from school because of late class suspension and there's no jeepney to ride. Anlamig non tapos yung payong pa nasira KAsi nilipad ng hangin. But one funny memorable experience of mine in rain is that, I saw a whole roof of my neighbor flew, I'm looking at our window that time and a big roof made by iron sheet flew like a UFO

$ 0.02
2 years ago

Yun ang delikado e un mga nililipad ng malalakas na hangin kasi baka tumama kung saan.

$ 0.00
2 years ago

Magkakape ka dahil sobrang lamig kasi maulan tapos sasabayan mo ng soundtrip haha. Sarap maligo sa ulan tapos maglilibot

$ 0.02
2 years ago

Diba ang saya? :D :D

$ 0.00
2 years ago

You had many rainy adventures, hehe. Here we also have the rainy season. In which it usually rains every day and sometimes there are storms. Although I don't know if it will be climate change, the rains in recent times have not been devastating as they used to be a few years ago.

$ 0.02
2 years ago

It's the opposite here. The storms we get to experienced are stronger than the those in the past and we seem to get them more frequent.

$ 0.00
2 years ago

I do really have lots of happy and good of the time I spent in the rain when ever it rains it a good reminder I don't still get why some still does hate the rain I feel like this isn't right once it rains we all feel calm and cold we spend those moments with our loved ones cuddling, hugging trying to get warmed up it brings family together

$ 0.02
2 years ago

I do like the rain too but too much of anything is not good :)

$ 0.00
2 years ago

Hehe some nostalgia brought about by the rain. We did eat corns too during the rainy seasons back in the day, I wonder why, but they seem to be a staple then.

$ 0.02
2 years ago

Corns and sweet potatoes are staples during the rainy days :D

$ 0.00
2 years ago

Nagkakape kami non 3-4 times a day kasi ang lamig then partner ng sweet potato or cassava. Yaaay. And porridge too, of course! 😁

$ 0.02
2 years ago

Sarap ng buhay pag ganun :D

$ 0.00
2 years ago

Grabe yung lakad na 5km tas malakas yung ulan. Pero totoo din nakakamiss yung maulan na panahon. Sami. Before, champorado plus tuyo, solb na pag maulan. Tas ang saya pa magtampisaw.

$ 0.02
2 years ago

Ou gusto ko nga sana maulit un nung bata pa ako haha! Maglakad ulit from school gang bahay pero di na naulit.

$ 0.00
2 years ago

Nostalgic itong kwento mo. Ganyan din experience ko dati pag may bagyo. Nag aabang ng announcement kung may suspension. Sana kasi pag alam na nilang may bagyo matic na muna isuspend pag alam na malakas. Di din kasi safe bumyahe pag masama ang panahon.

Swerte lang ako dati kasi may sasakyan. Sinusundo kami ng daddy ko sa school. Naexperience ko nung high school na bumaha mismo sa school namin hanggang tuhod. 3am na kami nakaalis kasi yung mga daan din sa labas ng school pina hupa muna namin ang baha para di masira yung sasakyan. Tapos ang last stop susunduin ang mommy ko. Dun kami sa office nya nagpa umaga kasi ang lakas ulit ng ulan at baha malapit sa office nya. Ang sarap naman ng corn snack nyo sa tag ulan. Sarap nyan lagyan ng butter at cheese whiz hehe.

$ 0.02
2 years ago

Hindi rin kasi maasahan kun ano ang sabi ng pagasa. Kaya un mga mayors dito, kahit signal no. 1 kung pangit talaga ang panahon, suspend na ang klase.

$ 0.00
2 years ago

I agree

$ 0.00
2 years ago

when it rain.. it really rain but now it has already a break now the plants are waiting for the rain

$ 0.02
2 years ago

wen hehe.

$ 0.00
2 years ago

I do truly have heaps of cheerful and great of the time I spent in the downpour at whatever point it downpours it a decent update I don't in any case get why some actually loathes the downpour I feel like this isn't right once it downpours we as a whole vibe quiet and cold we go through those minutes with our friends and family snuggling, embracing attempting to get ready it unites family. Here we additionally have the blustery season. In which it typically rains each day and once in a while there are storms. In spite of the fact that I couldn't say whether it will be environmental change, the downpours as of late have not been pulverizing as they used to be a couple of years prior.

$ 0.02
2 years ago

The storms have become stronger and stronger as the years pass by and it causes more destruction that's why it is concerning.

$ 0.00
2 years ago

La lluvia en sí a muchos les da algo de nostalgias ya que pone la tarde o el día en general gris y oscura. Yo en particular lo disfruto. Linda tarde para ti

$ 0.00
2 years ago

Yung kakain ka ng nilagang mais after mo maligo sa ulan hehe

$ 0.02
User's avatar Yen
2 years ago

Tama! Hehe Sabay higop ng mainit na tsaa, rice coffee or un buhok ng mais na pinakulo :D

$ 0.00
2 years ago

Nakatikim nako nung sa rice pero mas masarap daw yung sa Mai's hehe

$ 0.00
User's avatar Yen
2 years ago

Isu madik dita ket kanayon agbagyo hehe

$ 0.02
2 years ago

Imbag kitdi hanen kasjay kagrabe bagyo na last year hehe.

$ 0.00
2 years ago

You had some stormy adventures Lee. Back in Poland we had thunderstorms quite often in the summer, but not so much in England.

$ 0.02
2 years ago

I know I have more but I just can't remember all :D

$ 0.00
2 years ago

nong nakaraang araw lang bumaha samin sa lakas ng ulan hehe tapos kanina ulan na naman nakakains lang minsan kase maputik

$ 0.02
2 years ago

Delikado talaga pag laging umuulan, baha at landslide ang dala.

$ 0.00
2 years ago

Don't know about others but I feel a stormy weather with heart. Love that environment. Sorry if I am different at discussion.

$ 0.02
2 years ago

It is both a blessing and curse.

$ 0.00
2 years ago

Same here lee pag umuulan n ng malakas sinusundo na kami at pag may bagyo loob lang ng bahay at bumabaha sa paligid.

$ 0.02
2 years ago

Hirap ng ganun talaga kaya ingat lagi.

$ 0.00
2 years ago

I hate it when it rains heavily here too, we can have power outage for days and flood in all communities.

$ 0.02
2 years ago

Same here. We know the hardship of having no power that's why we can relate to those affected by storms.

$ 0.00
2 years ago

I like when it rains because it gives me a good night's sleep. I feel more comfortable in bed hearing the rain upon my roof. And a very hot champurrado with milk served in the morning, what a sentimental moment with the rain 💓

$ 0.02
2 years ago

True. That's why when it rains, I wanted it to be longer until I can fall asleep :D

$ 0.00
2 years ago

Pinaka scary memories ko sa storm is yung Yolanda.. Pro nung kabataan namin, minsan nasisiyahan pa kmi sa storm kc may malakas na ulan at kami'y maliligo 🤣..

$ 0.02
2 years ago

Sarap kasi maligo sa ulan din e hehe.

$ 0.00
2 years ago