It has been drizzling here in Phnom Penh since early this morning. You might ask, what’s the big deal? Well, considering that the weather here in Phnom Penh has been dry and hot for the past 3 months and we only had rain last February I think and it didn’t even last for two hours. So the drizzle today was more than welcome. It’s definitely cooler, my plants look a lot lovelier and everything around seems calm. Of course, I didn’t venture out as that might be another story since little rain here in Phnom Penh can cause some streets to flood.
Anyway, I miss rain terribly. I’m from Bicol, Philippines. The typhoon region in our country were rain and strong gusts are commonplace. I don’t like the havoc it wreaks but the cold, damp weather I sometimes miss. So when it was raining awhile ago, I felt like doing this..
The gentle drizzle also meshed well with my thoughts.. You see I feel a little homesick again, probably because my family is having a reunion again for the holy week. I called my mom yesterday and we chatted for a few minutes. I’ve been asking for her advice about life insurance so we had been discussing some pros and cons. She also mentioned she having general house cleaning because my brother is coming home plus we’ll also be having lots of guests for the Holy Week. We usually have family reunions every year during the Holy Week and for the past two years I have missed that.
I’m also thinking she’d have her hands full entertaining guests and that might stress her out since usually its me and Ouwie who takes care of those things. So I warned her to take it easy.We also talked about the coming fiesta and what she wants to prepare. Thankfully, Pa is in good health and very active again. Though he’s still having his diabetes and PSA for his prostate being closely monitored.
Another thing that is making me a little melancholic is that my college buddies are also having a reunion with only ME not present. They’ll be having visita iglesia on Holy Thursday then a week after they’ll also be at Camarines Sur Water Sports Complex for some wakeboarding. Whaaa! I wish I could join but things are hectic at this time plus Chinks will be having her birthday soon and that is something I won’t miss.
Hayyy! Those are the what ifs, I wish… But I don’t want to be gloomy and sad. In fact, there are a lot of things I’m looking forward to..Were going to the beach tomorrow, Khmer New Year is coming soon and if scheds permit we might be going somewhere else again too, then there’s my Wednesday’s coffee and shopping trips with my fab friends here in Phnom Penh, there’s that fair were joining soon and there’s FB to keep me updated with things I’ll be missing back home in the Philippines..
And having said that.. I’m off now to fix our stuff for tomorrows Sihanoukville trip..