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Blog #32: I'm a Hot GirlTo see all of Bobbie's Family Girl Blogs, click on this link:
I am one hot girl. And you know why? Coz it's ninety-four degrees over here. Heehee.
And people say I'm cute, too (joke!).
Yep. It's pretty warm over here. Ma and I were skyping last night (morning for her), and according to her, temperature's been hovering between 35 and 45 degrees back home. When I told her this weekend was the hottest day in the country for the year so far, at 34.5 centigrade or 94.1 farenheit, with some meteorologist saying it might even go up to 37 centigrade (98.6 F) or even higher, Ma said that sounded nice. Eh? Dad says to watch out for heatstroke, and I told him not to worry - the office and the new house is fully air-conditioned. Dad, being a nerd-at-heart despite his acting all macho to impress Ma, worries about such things...
It's officially summer here, which coincides with the kids' summer vacation (which is from mid-March to June). Being in the tropics, Manila doesn't really have summer months - the year is divided into wet and dry seasons and one of the dry seasons is from March to May, which peope around here call "summer."
Most people are wearing summer-type clothes, which is nice, but, in truth, if you don't wear summer-type stuff, you'll probably be drenched in sweat by the time you get to the office.
Girls prefer wearing light, short-short sundresses partnered with light tights or leggings. Around the office, most of the girls are bare-legged and in heels (my former-guy radar is happy). As for the guys, short-sleeved shirts are de rigeur here, but for some who need to be more formal, they have a kind of shirt called a Barong Tagalog, and there are short sleeved versions of this. They look pretty light and cool, just made for Manila weather.
The driver assigned to me is, of course, not included. He has to wear a jacket (which he has lately swapped for a thin windbreaker) so he can hide his sidearm - yep, I have an armed bodyguard-slash-driver. I feel like some politico or some kind of celebrity, or maybe a gangster (well, actually more like a gun moll heehee).
The weather doesn't faze Moe much - according to her, Tokyo has similar hot-and-humid weather around July. Except that they don't indulge in summer-weather clothes there - most have to sweat it out in western-style office clothes.
But, although it's a little humid, I don't know - I like it, although I may get a little too tanned (having taken after my mom who's from south Italy, I am not exactly fair, and tan quite easily). A lot of the girls here use umbrellas to get out from under the sun. I even saw one using a dainty little parasol, but she was a little girl and it went well with her little sundress outfit. We even went to a beach in a place called Puerto Azul last Saturday, which was a short 3-hour drive away, and just lazed around under a beach umbrella doing absolutely nothing except surf (the net, that is - I brought my iPad), drink coconut shakes and rum-free virgin Pina Coladas. Any excuse to wear a swimsuit, y'know. And to get tan lines...
Anyway, enough blogging - it's back to work (it's Tuesday, 9AM here). All I seem to be doing nowadays is paperwork. Grrrr.
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