It rained a little last Friday. And since last night it is continuously raining. With occasional thunderstorms, huh. As much as I find this strange, no doubt I’m enjoying the breeze and sound of raindrops. I’m actually nostalgic at the moment. I remember being home.
On a rainy weekend at home, we would have tuyo (dried fish) and sinangag (fried rice) with suka (vinegar) from Balian or Ilocos. I would consume two plates of sinangag, would eat with my hands, and would be thinking of watching an old flick or tuning in to weather updates delivered by the local networks. While a rainy day at work would mean I and my friends would be battling our way to go/meet up in Tsoko.nut in RCBC Plaza (or some fancy café) to sip batirol and munch on suman or tablea cake while chatting about anything and everything. And on our way back to the office, we would tip toe on the waters, share the umbrellas, laugh out, unmindful of the discomfort brought by the weather. Even if it’s impossible, we would chant, “I wish the working hours would be shortened, shortened, shortened….”
But I’m here.
Although I love the rain, this feeling makes me want to say, “Rain, rain, go away. Homesickness, come again another day.”
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tuyo and sinangag are best eaten when it’s cold and you’re housebound. hmm… maybe with monggo on the side?
Rach (Heart of Rachel)
Thank you for sharing these nice memories. I love reminiscing when it’s raining.
Tuyo and sinangag is a wonderful combination.
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awwww… nakakahomesick nga. Tsokonut at RCBC? wow.. I go there too pag umuulan! Feels good to sip a hot cup of Batirol when it’s pouring hard outside. Saraaaap! Well… if it’ll make you feel better.. walang ulan dito now. Ang init!!! Summer na summer na. 🙂
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this post makes me reminiscent of home esp the sinangag and tuyo part. also makes me think of those rainy days where you just slouch on the sofa and have talaka-thon with your family.
I think it is that time of year. It’s been raining here since Friday, and I’ve been sleeping with my windows open so that I could hear the rain tapping on the roof. It’s soothing.
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buti dyan it’s raining. here, it’s super hot! 🙂
haaay…., miss ko na rainy days, when you can just curl up on your bed and sleeeeepppp!!!
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I wish it rains here toooo, masyadong mainit!
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wow, raining in Dubai. that should be a sight! i hope the streets are not flooded.:D
tuyo and sinangag for breakfast on a rainy morning…don’t forget kapeng barako on the side. then boiled camote or cassava in the afternoon. who said weight gain and rainy days are not connected?
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Weird noh? Mas masarap mag emote at magmuni muni sa buhay kapag umuulan.
Dati nung bata ako (high school I think), I had this fantasy na umiiyak habang nasa ulan hehe. Kaso hindi ko nagawa, hindi ko kaya umiyak on cue.
I like eating champorado kapag umuulan at malamig. 🙂
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It’s hot here pero I’m loving it kasi, it means going to the beach o kahit pool okay na!
Enjoy the week Jho!
It’s been raining here too except that it’s darn cold hehe so since I’m not from Baguio, it can’t remind me of home 🙂 I thought rain rarely visits the Arabian gulf ?
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Kulang na lang pala yung annual flood festival, then you’ll have the full Manila experience. 😀
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