Saturday, June 23, 2007

Wet Me

I'm drenched right now and a little irritated, not feeling like a good sport. Today where I live there's a water splashing tradition going on. If you step outside your house people attack you. They line up along side the roads to throw water in to the tricycles and jeepneys. The jeepneys put the plastic down over the windows, but it doesn't matter.

It doesn't matter if you're a senior citizen carrying the fish for sale for the day, there's no age or nationality discrimination. I feel bad for not being a good sport, but it is really annoying to have people screaming and coming at you with all this water and they are having a riot of a time at your expense. To me, today all these people look like fools. But...maybe I need to just get into it or something.

Well, Theresa...what does it signify, does it signify something? Yeah, it signifies that people are idiots. Ok, not really. I'm sourgraping.

My jeepney ride reminded me of a ride at an amusement park today, and then I remembered that I have a long post coming up about how the Philippines is like the ride Pirates Of The Caribbean at Disneyland. Not kidding, there are many similarities. I think it's going to be a long post though and I'm lazy.


Stephanie said...

Its like walking in the rain. How much fun was it to splash in the puddles and kick water at your friends. We used to have water fights in my moms kitchen. Then we would mop the floor and mom would be happy. I would be having so much fun!

jedimasterbooboo said...

I know, I'm being a you-know-what. I enjoyed the Jeepney ride a leetle bit because the people inside and the driver were acting like they were on a ride at an amusement park. I need a beer, that's all. It's too early, I'll feel like an alcoholic. And it's Sunday here, our meeting was moved to night-time because of this.

davelaFave said...

Who satrted this tradition? Does it mean anything?

jedimasterbooboo said...

It's some Catholic thing.

ria said...

Actually, it's celebrated in honor of St. John the Baptist. Or San Juan Day. Usually, this is only practice in the San Juan area (or Greenhills area).