(Taking Advantage of) The Last Sunny Days Of Summer 2011: Picnic in Diliman

Summer has only begun for our friends in the West, but here in the Philippines it has long gone. Rainy days are here, and a lot of us has sadly experienced floods from the last heavy rainfall. 🙁

Suffice to say, summer has officially ended for us here. But I am grateful to have spent the last sunny day with good friends just before it (quite literally) started continuously raining. …
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(Taking Advantage of) The Last Sunny Days Of Summer 2011: “Bonggang Outing”

My childhood friends and I didn’t go far to have a dip in the pool. It’s literally just several meters away from home and costs no more than 200 pesos (that’s what 3 USD? Maybe even less?) that we called it the most flamboyant and most extravagant excursion ever, or “bongga” in Filipino street slang. Of course, we’re being sarcastic, but we’re not complaining because we get to swim. That’s …
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