May 3, 2018
In my late 20s, after having lived in Baguio for a cumulative 7 years, I tended to see summer in Manila as unfair and malevolent. Gradually, and this took years, I came to see it as a friend. Laundry dries beautifully. Everything dries up so fast! Noon to 4 p.m. there is an abundance of yellow and white light, too harsh and too lively, but comforting all the same. 6 p.m.s are breathtaking! Nights are cool, some of them at least. Sometimes we're lucky to have summer rains that actually stay the whole afternoon. It's quite nice.