i was in high school, i don't think the eraserheads version was out yet, but my group and i were set to go to the beach to film our project on "heat". and of course, as with all high school "romances", i was in the same group as my crush.
so we were all in shorts, all set to talk about how hot it was and all that when the rain poured like God was dumping a bucketful for water down the earth. we had to revise our script, scamper around in flimsy umbrellas, and figure out how we would pass physics with our non-heat video but all i could think of was how the song "tuwing umuulan at kapiling ka" would be crazy perfect for the situation.
fast forward to yesterday and my 35-year-old self is still in love with the rain and the thought of how romantic it is when your heart is happy and the rain is pouring outside. the rain might mean wet shoes and wet feet (i hate wet shoes and feet) and dripping umbrellas and bulky jackets but it also means fuzzy pajamas, staying beneath warm blankets and daydreaming of what it would be like when the day finally comes that i could sing "tuwing umuulan at kapiling ka" and get a kiss from you at the end of it, off-key voice notwithstanding.