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Rains and Chocolates

Rain, rain go away…
Rainy days are here again, and while some people (students and govt. people esp) would love the rains, i just dont. Why? well aside from the fact that the street across our house is always flooded (more so now), i can just imagine tha hassle of going to and from work. i would like to wish that rubber boots become fashionable so that i would have reason to wear them out. if only i have someone to carry me (on the back, like those koreanovelas) and it would’nt hurt if he looks like the bida in one of those too…sigh… only, not only do i have to content myself in riding a pedicab just to reach the street which is just 10 steps away, the danger of being eaten by a hidden manhole in freaking me out. and of course, rainy season is lonely too (in seattle, where it rains mostly throughout the year, many of the residents there are manic-deppressive so they have the highest population of shrinks there).

Somebody give me some chocolates.


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March 8: International Women's Day

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