The pouring of rain means a goodbye to droughts. To some, the rainy season is a blessing because they do not need to water their plants. But to others, the rainy season is a pain in the butt. We have no choice at all. We have to enjoy the splattering rain, the roaring thunder and the heavy traffic along Magsaysay Avenue.

1.    Avoid sleeping at two in the afternoon. You may wake up at five with all your “sampay” wet from the rain.

2.    While there is the bright sun, do all your laundry. Do your laundry before tweeting about it or posting a Facebook status about the sun.

3.    Keep your body healthy. Drink vitamin C capsules. Eat fruits and vegetables. Hug your partner also; this activity makes your soul healthy.

4.    Keep your body warm to avoid catching flu from your neighbors. Wear thick sweaters. But when you enter the bar, remove your thick wares.

5.    Buy an umbrella. Sacrifice your two-day budget for cell phone load to buy a quality umbrella. Then bring the umbrella wherever you go.

6.    Check your roof and gutter. The government is not there to fix them for you.

7.    Prepare an emergency kit inside your house. No one knows what happens next. Only Madam Auring knows.

8.    Have extra food supplies. It is dangerous to go out to buy food in the middle of a storm.

9.    Monitor weather reports. Use your cell phone, TV and radio sets to update yourself with the whereabouts of a typhoon. Praying will not tell you where the epicenter of the typhoon is.

10. Keep your surroundings clean. Cut tree branches that touch some parts of your house.

Enjoy the rain. Alive.