Red, Red Car
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Start of Summer
I want a ticket to anywhere
Maybe we make a deal
Maybe together we can get somewhere "- Tracy Chapman, "Fast Cars"
I remember among college friends, inebriated over bottles of beer, we tried to visualize and in loud lasing voices think aloud what cars we'd be driving after 20 years. Some named their car to be a Boxster, Testarossa, Beemers, while I had only one in mind - not a car-freak nor brand-conscious, I said mine would be - a red car. :)
generic. Just a red car, whatever brand it is.
It was the illusion to have a hot red Miata or a Mini-Cooper, maybe a red ferrari, and riding it to office (see pic here) and turning heads with its shiny hood. Maybe it was a man-thing too. Red being a color of bravery and love at the same time.
So why the red car pic above?
Nothing. I just wanted to pose behind a red car. I know that, unless I win in the lottery, I'm ok with Trixie for now.
And yes, the car is a Pontiac Solstice - and so?
yesterday was the longest day of the year - the summer solstice. red car. red pontiac solstice. summer solstice. yesterday. get the connection? hina...
A solstice occurs twice a year, whenever Earth's axis tilts the most toward or away from the Sun, causing the Sun to be farthest north or south at noon. The name is derived from Latin sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still), because at the solstice, the Sun stands still in declination, that is, its movement north or south is minimal. The term solstice can also be used in a wider sense as the date (day) that such a passage happens. The solstices, together with the equinoxes, are related to the seasons. In some languages they are considered to start or separate the seasons; in others they are considered to be center points (in English, in the Northern hemisphere, for example, the period around the June solstice is known as midsummer, and Midsummer's Day is 24 June, three or four days after the solstice itself).- From Wikipedia.
No, you can't balance eggs on a Summer Solstice. hahaha.
So going back to the college "inuman". I wonder who among us have their dream cars and are driving them now. Even with 4 more years to go, I can say, it's hard to be imagining of one's dream car and driving it under the influence.... :)
We left Bahay-Kawayan along Taft Avenue, one rode the LRT, the other a jeepney, I walked back to the other side of Taft avenue and hailed a red bus (or so it seems, as the rust around its sides were rusty red) to Las Pinas, slumped at the back and dreamt of my dream car. Zzzzzzz......
How we celebrated Father's Day in Toronto
We visited the Good Shepherd Centre in Downtown Toronto, during Father's Day. As volunteers we were there to help make this day a wee-bit easier for the homeless who maybe Fathers once in their lives.