I know, I've been a bad blogging buddy recently. I wasn't able to make the rounds the past few days, so no Blogworld Saturday today...sorry, guys. There were other things that needed attending, but that doesn't mean I didn't miss all your lovely posts -- because I did. My to-read list in my Google Reader is miles long already.
Two typhoons have passed by the Philippines the past week, and while they didn't hit Manila directly, we've had lots and lots and lots of rain (with the resulting street floods and worse-than-usual traffic jams). Thank heavens I work at home, so I've been spared those problems: no commuting for me and my part of Metro Manila doesn't flood.
You guys probably know I love the rain; I've talked about that here many times. Despite this, images of coconut trees on sun-drenched beaches and the sound of waves lapping on the shore never seem more alluring to me than at times like this. My human nature sucks sometimes. Why can't I help longing for something that I can't have in the here and now?
In just a few months one of my beautiful blog buddies will be coming home to set up shop in one of our versions of paradise: Boracay. (Mind you, though Boracay is beautiful, there are countless other beaches that are even more so, and which are less commercialized.) But I'm so looking forward to meeting this fellow Filipina face-to-face, and to share a drink or two with her.
I just hope I don't forget to apply sunscreen in all the excitement, otherwise I'll be burnt to a crisp like this again if I do.