Thursday, April 10, 2014

How to Enjoy Your Summer

34°C as today's temperature is just way too hot! Talk about heat stroke! I am just inside my room, yet I can feel the heat go through my veins. It seems that my room, which is normally cool, now has turned into a sauna room, or even worse, a huge oven! The air coming from my fan is like fire coming out from a dragon's mouth. If only I can put ice cubes, ice cubes that will stay ice cubes forever if possible, on my bed or inside my shirt to keep me cool and last this afternoon feeling fresh.

I wish summer is over. I can't help but complain. That's how we are. If it's freezing cold, we'd wish that climate is a bit warmer. If it's raining, we'd wish it's still summer. Blame it to our lack of contentment.

To make the best out of this uber hot time of the year, here's a list of what you can do.

1. Go to the beach - This is the best time of the year that you can get a good tan and wear your skimpiest swimsuits. There are so many beaches in the Philippines that you can go to, without having to stretch your budget. If you can splurge, book a flight going to Boracay, Bohol, Palawan, Cebu, Davao, Siargao, or Batanes. Those are only few of the most sought after places with great beaches in the country. If beaches are way out of your league, then try to go to swimming pools nearby. Every village now has clubhouse pool. Swimming helps boost immune system. Lounge by the pool with friends. Take pictures and have fun!

2. Hit the Mall - Most of the shopping malls in the Philippines are airconditioned. So, instead of turning your AC on 24/7 at home and pay a huge electricity bill, why not take advantage of the mall's airconditioning system and hang out until dinner time? You don't necessarily need to binge on expensive food and drinks, nor go shopping 'til you drop. You can buy a regular sized frap or cold drink (to make you feel kinda colder) and stay in a coffee shop, bring your mobile phone, tablet, or lap top, and take advantage of free wireless connection. You can also stay on one of the benches inside the malls, bring your favorite book, read until you feel you can head back home, ideally after sunset.

3. Plan a trip to famous summer places - There are places you can go to which are not as hot as it gets in the urban areas. Plan a trip with your love ones, or friends to Baguio, Sagada, or Tagaytay. These places are known to have cold temperature all-year long. You don't need to spend much. There are do-it-yourself cheaper ways that you can do in planning trips to these famous places.

4. Make Halo Halo/Iced beverages or desserts - If you're a certified homebuddy, or you're not in the mood to go out, then this is perfect for you! You can make any iced beverages or desserts in the comforts of your home. There are tons of recipes you can find on the net. You can make iced coffee, bake ice cream cakes, or just make a typical Filipino Halohalo.

Just a tip to avoid dehydration and heat stroke: Please drink more than 10 glasses of water everyday. :)

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