It’s all about perspective

It’s been raining cats and dogs on our Filipino island for over 2 weeks now. School have even been canceled, traffic is so insane that no taxi would dare coming all the way up to our little town in the hills. On top of that ,the president cut all network signals for the last 2 days to prevent any security threat for Sinulog.. That’s what I call being stranded on an island.

Option 1: depress

Option 2: make the best of it. How relaxing is it not to need your phone any more? like in the goo’ ol’ days! We declared today an “Attilas Kind Day”. The kids lead and I ‘ll follow! We came back from our Muddy Puddles games soaked like a soup and shivering with cold, but had so much fun! It’s 5pm, we just finished the most delicious home made hot chocolates and we are already in pyjama. Something tells me I will have a real evening for myself tonight !

Ambience is all about the perspective you choose …img_0140

20 thoughts on “It’s all about perspective

  1. I clearly remember playing in the rain with my 3 boys. As soon as it started to rain we went out. Totally agree that making the best of it is a positive approach. What a great photo with the yellow rain boots!

    Peta

    1. Thanks Peta 🙂 It is the first time my kids see so much rain, they were thrilled ! It was hilarious to see the faces of the locals, wondering why those white people were excited to get out while every other normal human being was eager to get inside ..

    1. Dearest, if I were mean I d send send you my kids for a day and you ll realise that option 1 is not even an option. They don’t even let you depress in peace!

      I guess I really appreciate the exotic and exceptional part of it. It reminds me of fall in France, the smell of the rain, the cakes, the hot tea .. Plus the great thing with being stranded is that you have no obligation to do anything. And that’s what I am best at.

      It seems that we won’t dry before mid Feb .. then March should be hot and shiny again. Wish I could send you a private plane to pick you up !

    1. Oh yeah! you have no idea how thrilled the kids and I were when the school cancelled the classes for 2 days …
      (and how thrilled I was when they re-opened though!)

    1. Oh yes, I so agree with you. It always has this effect on me – especially when I don’t have to get out 🙂 Too bad we can’t DHL some of your wonderfully yummy treats all the way here ..

    1. Oh thank you so much! The only one that was not too blur, they were jumping, running, splashing .. A great afternoon indeed 🙂

  2. Another year that I’ve missed Sinulog festival. 😀 I really love the picture, it reminds me so much of my childhood when I was still living with my grandma in the province.

    1. Oh thanks for the sweet comment! We tend to overprotect the kids in my home country, forgetting how cool it is to actually be out most of the time! Another great thing we’ve (re) discovered in your country 🙂

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