the snow falling from this blog pages reminds me of a christmas spent in new york. year 2008, 22 december when i (with mom and dad) landed in detroit and saw a runway in white… all covered in a day-old snow! first time and i was in awe.
it was a few couple of days more when i actually saw the snow falling in the ground. until now, i can’t forget how delighted i was and actually was begging my sis to go out and just be under the snow. watching the snow falling from the sky was amazing and got myself singing ‘i’m dreaming of a white christmas’.
when my sis and i finally went out, the snow stopped! as if the sky was making a joke on me. hmmmppp…. my sis explained that sometimes it stopped for a while and will pour again. okay, i said. we went to her doctor and i was busy checking the fish in the aquarium when my sis pointed that the snow is falling again. she told me to go out and check it. and i did! i was so elated and happy and smiling all the time. i felt so giddy and embarrassed whenever people pass by me. i just smile at them and just continue to hold the snow in my hand and play with it. i even tasted it! hehehe… i just stopped and went inside when i felt that my nose already looks like rudolf and my hands began to numb after minutes of holding it. i had enough for the day.
i also saw how strong a snowfall is. it was one time when we were leaving the house that it poured its might. in just a few minutes, the roads were all covered and walking is an effort. the negative temperature it brings also is sometimes unbearable.
it snowed almost everyday when we were there. whenever we go out my mom is often tired in preparing to go out with the three layers of clothing just to bear the cold air outside. we were not just used to going out with lots of thermal clothes on us. when the snowfall is unbearable and we can’t go out, we just hang inside the house and watch filipino shows in tfc.