SEA­SON OF RAIN

LET THE LIGHT SHINE EVEN ON RAINY DAYS

Sun.Star Cebu Weekend - - Front Page - Text: Cas­san­dra C. Poc­u­lan SunStar Writer

It's time to bid adieu to sun­drenched days as the coun­try's rainy sea­son has of­fi­cially be­gun. While oth­ers whine about it be­ing wet and cold, there are also those who re­joice at the sight and sound of rain­drops trick­ling down roofs and win­dow panes. Some find the gloomi­ness glo­ri­ous, while oth­ers get worked up on the po­ten­tial harm that a pe­riod of rain could do. These read­ers tell us why they love or hate rainy days.

LORILEE DE PAZ, 21

Fourth Year Stu­dent (Mass Com­mu­ni­ca­tion)

Uni­ver­sity of the Philip­pines Cebu

“Ilove rainy days be­cause I’m a plu­vio­phile. The sound of rain­drops gives me peace of mind and seren­ity. It is also the per­fect sea­son to stay in bed and watch a movie while drink­ing a hot cup of tea. Look­ing back, it brings me to the joy­ous mo­ments I had when I was still a kid, hav­ing fun in the rain with my cousins. But as I grew up, I pon­dered on the say­ing, 'You’ve never truly ex­pe­ri­enced the joy of rain un­til you’ve danced dur­ing a storm.'”

JAC­QUE­LINE BULAWAN, 26

Communications Ex­ec­u­tive

Shangri-La's Mac­tan Re­sort and Spa

“Rainy days are my least fa­vorite days. There’s some­thing about it that makes me sad and melo­dra­matic. I’d gladly choose sunny days over rainy days any­time.”

STEPHANIE SU, 24

Staff Nurse

Cebu Velez Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal

“De­spite our rainy sea­son be­ing longer than our dry sea­son, I re­ally haven't found the lik­ing for rainy weather. Rain usu­ally feels like an in­con­ve­nience since it hin­ders you from do­ing out­door ac­tiv­i­ties or trou­bles you when you're run­ning a lot of im­por­tant er­rands. The gloomy weather also makes you feel sleepy and sad in con­trast to how en­er­getic and hap­pier peo­ple usu­ally are when the sun is out. Even with the cozy and ro­man­tic feels the rainy days bring, I al­ways look for­ward to the sun­nier days es­pe­cially the per­fect beach weather days!”

BON JOSEPH YAP, 22

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“Iused to love rainy days when I was younger. I loved bathing un­der the rain and float­ing pa­per boats on pud­dles with my friends. Now, I kinda hate rainy days as they might bring floods and horrible traf­fic. Still, when I don't need to go out, I like noth­ing more than curl­ing up in bed with the rest­ful sound of rain pat­ter­ing on the roof.”

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