Living in a scorching and humid tropical country, I love it when it rains. Rain is like a sweet dessert after a damn hot meal. But being subjected to constant raining for the past five days is too much. It’s no longer sweet and pleasurable. It’s already like the horrible sickening feeling you get after a nasty food binge.
Thus, my word of the day is “UMAY” pronounced as “ooh-mai” meaning cloy or cloying. After raining for almost a week this has been my general feeling. No thanks to typoon Maring and the monsoon wind for being so stupefying.
It’s already nakakaumay, umay-peg and umayness. But for the sosyal, classy and ostentatiously wealthy the feeling is nakaka-cloy, cloying-peg and cloyingness.
I definitely miss looking at the moon and at the stars. And I hope the dark clouds would give us a break and the great sunshine would finally show up tomorrow.
Sana bukas umulan… Umulan ng pera…