Too Hot for My Shirt
It’s getting hot unusually early this year and the frogs aren’t coming out onto our backyard for their 5:00p congregations anymore. I get tan lines just walking along Roxas Boulevard for about ten minutes. Both the Pasig River and Manila Bay are beginning to give off a slightly fetid smell, which is noticeable if you happen to be walking along them when an especially loaded pocket of breeze hits you. This would have been tolerable if not for the combined aroma of canal sewage and unwashed bodies. Don’t forget to bring your handkerchiefs, especially if you commute, because the heavy humidity means you are more likely to smell what other people had for lunch. 0_o
I recover from all this by chilling at Starbucks in Intramuros. Ahh, I *heart* airconditioning and the smell of coffee.