Weather You Like It
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Just Another Day in Canada
Weather Weather Lang Yan
"Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius." ~ Pietro Aretino
Yesterday, while on a Skype call with Mama(razzi :), one of the first questions she asked was "Malamig na ba diyan? and "Gaano kataas ang snow?, when I mentioned that it's snowing everyday for the past month. Then she also recounted that Manila is also experiencing some kind of drop in temperatures, which was how I recall January's to be back home.
During the day, while having meetings from our globally distributed workforce, the most important question for everyone was "How's the weather back there?". One of my Firefox plugins in fact is the real time, and 3-day temp for Mississauga, just for me to plan the day and the next 3 days.
I guess that's how important weather is for everyone.
It made me realize and list down the most important topics of discussion and maybe greeting for some for acquaintances:
1. Traffic (where was the snarl? the bottleneck? was there an accident? etc)
2. Connections (ah kilala mo ba si **** ?, i know him, ill connect you two, etc)
3. Politics (have you read who just joined the Senatorial race? kapal noh?)
4. Gimmick (where will we go tonight? who were you with last night? ok ba dun?)
5. Work (how's work? may opening ba diyan? where's your office? how much do you get?)
2. Health Condition
3. Family (Back Home)
4. Weekend Activities
5. and Sports (Hockey to be exact)
But oftentimes, it makes me wonder if others really listen and pay attention when they ask you "How's your weekend?" and then you recount how you went to this place, and what you did, and what you ate. The same person may just have been saying something as a greeting and not expecting an answer. Di ba?
But if Mamarazzi asks about the weather, she's surely interested in it. -18 degrees? wow!" and then she'd continue to imagine it and say, Brrrrrr....., as if she was here to feel it.
Come to think of it, I hope she REALLY was here.