“And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton
When I was back in Michigan, it hardly rained. Snow was aplenty (to put it mildly), but rain was as rare as a football loss to the Wolverines.
That was why when I experienced the first rain in Malaysia that I hadn’t seen for over 3 years, I went outside and silly-danced my heart out in my backyard.
Now that I live in Kuala Lumpur, it rains pretty frequently compared to East Lansing (duh), but not as much as I would have loved to.
Standing still in the rain is surprisingly a stress-reliever for me. The sounds of the raindrops hitting the ground effectively mute the yelling of pedestrians, the pleas of the masseurs trying to get me to try their massage packages, and the honking of cars.
Surreal. The only word I can think of to describe that sensation of being in the rain.
The Malaysian Meteorology Department monthly weather bulletin shows that a few areas in interior part of Pahang, west part of Selangor and south part of Johor received total rainfall amount around 30% to 80% above average in August 2012, and the trend will continue until September 2012.
So, when it rains next time, drop the umbrella and feel the rain on your skin.
Looking pretty happy, my friend!
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