100 Degrees Heat Blast in the Philippines! American Expat in the Philippines Experiences!

The Philippines' weather service, PAGASA, Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration,  is predicting a high of 38 degrees Celsius (100 degrees Farenheit) for Manila today. That's hot!

DSCWe will be a few degrees cooler in the Western Visayas region where The Bonehead my Sainted Patient Wife live, and the humidity is low today, around 68 %. The average humidity in Guimaras is 88% The heat has prompted health authorities to warn the public to take precautions against heat stroke, and to brace for even hotter days ahead.

I cannot begin to tell you how glad we are at "The Compound" that we have installed our aircon in the bedroom. We have a fan for my mother-in-law, The Feared Giant Lizard Killer,  but she sleeps in her room without using it! She is so used to the heat, and even closes all of her bedroom windows at night!

The rainy season will soon be starting next month and lasting until the end of October. The dust is so thick! I clean my computer and computer desk daily, and so far my computer has been holding up. I didn't think I would welcome the rains again, but actually am looking forward to them.

The Sainted Patient Wife and I have been in the Philippines since last July 15, 2009, and our first year anniversary here is rapidly approaching. We're hoping for a tax refund that will finance a return visit to the States before the year is up. My balikbayan visa is good for a year, and I can get a visa extension at the Immigration Office in nearby Iloilo City if necessary.

But if you get really hot, guess you could join the folks in the photo above and down some San Miguels. This picture was taken at the recent Manggahan Festival in Guimaras, and as you can tell by the banner, San Miguel Beer was a big sponsor of the event. Try to stay cool wherever you are, and if you can't stay cool, then just be cool. I know all of my faithful Rooster Readers are already cool!

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