Hatid mo ma'y bagyo,
DALANGIN ITO NG PUSO KONG SUMASAMO
Pag-ibig ko'y umaapaw,
Damdamin ko'y humihiyaw sa tuwa
Tuwing umuulan at kapiling ka
Dear Sage, the title is the fancy latin phrase imploring the Lord of Creation for rain to stave off the impending water crisis here in the Philippines. A few days ago the situation was becoming desperate; the water levels in the dams were reaching critical thresholds and there was talk of power outtages of biblical proportions (feel free to replace the word "biblical" with "Cory Era") A Filipino Cardinal asked the citizens of the "empire" to pray for rain.
That was last August 3.
Today it's been raining buckets since last night. We were on our way to school when your Mom called me up to tell me that I forgot to bring a paper she wanted faxed ASAP. That was the only excuse I needed to take you back home. The classes were not yet officially suspended when I turned you in (some bureaucrat finally sucked in enough balls to suspend it just now)Well, it's about time. Some streets of Manila are flooded, there's news about a concrete wall that was felled down by heavy downpour somewhere in one of the private subdivisions in the outskirts of the city,
YOU WERE PRACTICALLY KICKING AND SCREAMING AND CRYING WHEN I TOLD YOU THAT YOU'RE NOT GOING TO SCHOOL TODAY.
(hey, click here if you wanna know how much she likes school. Read this similar post I wrote a year ago)
Speaking of latin, Tito Andy Wong sent me an email about the Tridentine Mass. I told him I have reservations about it (Frankly, I'd rather learn French than Latin... Because French chicks are way hotter than those in that Latin speaking city state called Vatican)
But the Lord of Natural Science argued for Tito Andy: When the nation prayed in latin for Rain, Divine Providence listened very hard.
So Tito, regarding our "discussion" about the Tridentine mass of bishop lefebvre, all I can say is...
"...Pagmasdan ang ulan,
Ikaw ri'y magpapaalam na,
Maari bang minsan pa,
mahagkan ka't maiduyan pa
Sakbibi ka't ulan lamang ang saksi"
-- Tuwing Umuulan At Kapiling Ka