It’s September 1. Considered as the start of the BER-months, this is usually the day I would start getting excited about my purchased autumn or winter season. Yes people, since I live on a spot where there are only two climate periods in a year, I buy my autumn and winter seasons.
Living and growing up in the Philippines which only has wet & dry seasons, my childhood is deprived of knowing what it’s like during autumn and winter. And because I live in a climate where it is either hot or hotter, donning on thick coats, a beany and earmuffs would result to some fatal heat stroke. Instead of owning trendy coats and jackets, me and my friends grew up possessing either a plastic rain coat or the mighty umbrella.
And guess what?! During my early childhood days, I thought countries where snow falls are wealthy because that is where Santa Claus lives. I would often wish that snow would fall in the Philippines so that it can finally get rich and Santa would have easier access getting here!
Now that I am old and my silly childhood wish for a cool autumn and frosty winter in my country will never ever occur, I purchase these seasons for me to personally enjoy and experience. How do I do my purchase? I simply apply for an elusive travel visa, book an airline ticket, reserve a cheap hotel and file my treasured vacation leaves so as to journey to a chilly northern or southern hemisphere spot on the planet.
Here’s some of my purchases…
Yeah! I envy people living on places where the leaves turn bright orange and where fine white snow falls. I guess, folks who say “people long for things and places they do not have” are so correct. But for those who got yet hate these seasons, you just don’t know how blessed you are! I so envy you that I even spend heaps of time and money purchasing it!