28 June 2008

Scattered Rainshowers

When one gets to live in different parts of the world, one gets to know the efficiency of that place's weather reports.

For example, the weather forecast for Buffalo has been scattered rainshowers, for the whole week. And indeed, for at least a small part of the day, it would rain. It may not rain the whole day, but it would rain at least once. And it is good to know that it is accurate.

In Japan, they give the chance of rain in percentage. Usually, if it is at least 50 percent, then we would bring an umbrella, because chances are it would rain, and usually it does, indeed. If it is below 50 percent, then we don't bring one.

The funny and weird and dysfunctional weather report is the one in the Philippines. Guess what? Every day, it would be "scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms" even if it is sunny, cloudy, or rainy. Alway scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms. Wow. So, if it didn't rain one day, well, the rain clouds just didn't scatter that way.

Anyway, why am I talking about the weather report? Oh yes, because the weather report was again accurate this morning. The day before, I checked and it said that it would be thunderstorms the following morning. And guess what? I was awakened by this huge thunder, booming into my window. I have the windows open because it is hot, and so when it did boom, I heard it loud and clear.

At 4:30 in the morning.

So there, I have this headache due to the fact that my sleep was interrupted, and yet no matter how I tried, I couldn't invite the Sandman once more. So I just got up, turned my laptop on, and worked on revising my qualifying paper. I know that I mentioned earlier that I would be revising this while I am on my trip, but I figured that if I could finish this before leaving, then the better. After all, in that way, my adviser would have it back earlier, instead of when I get back, and so he could give it back to me for further revisions, if necessary.

Ok, let me get back to work, but before that, let me switch my reggaeton station on first.

(Rocks and Falling Water, from my Watkins Glen Series)

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