Sunday, June 13, 2010

Singin' (and almost dancin') in the rain

After some very hot and dry months, I find myself commuting again in the rain. My shoes are soaked. My pants are soaked. All my things are soaked. I come home with a cold--so my insides are soaked too.

My commuting route includes a lot of walking in the "wild" outdoors, so getting soaked can't be helped. And just last Friday, in an effort to stay dry, I took a tricycle going to the MRT, and guess what--the seat was wet. Rain-1, Me-0.

Dreary days and commuting always make me a little sad, especially when I'm hauling all my junk from one end of the city to another. It gets robotic; left foot, right foot, turn here, go in there.... So it's a good thing I recently got infected by the Gene-Kelly-Singing-in-the-Rain bug. (Ask Sunnyday.) Just the thought of Gene Kelly singing and dancing in the rain--having a wonderful time getting soaked--makes me smile at my own soaked situation. Humming the tune while taking the long walk seems to shorten the distance a whole lot... and before I know it, I'm where I ought to be.

Watch the video here.

Singing in the Rain

I'm singing in the rain
Just singing in the rain
What a glorious feelin'
I'm happy again
I'm laughing at clouds
So dark up above
The sun's in my heart
And I'm ready for love
Let the stormy clouds chase
Everyone from the place
Come on with the rain
I've a smile on my face
I walk down the lane
With a happy refrain
Just singin',
Singin' in the rain

Dancin' in the rain
Dee-ah dee-ah dee-ah
Dee-ah dee-ah dee-ah
I'm happy again!
I'm singin' and dancin' in the rain!

I'm dancin' and singin' in the rain...


sunnyday said...

I never bothered to look up the lyrics of the song -- they are really cheerful :-) Thanks for posting!

Probably if you invest in a pair of rain boots, sloshing in semi-floods would be a tad less stressful. And as long as you are leptospirosis-free, then you can definitely go singin' in the rain!

It's deadlines again -- time to do some tap again ;-) Maybe next week? Hehe

petrufied said...

would be nice to have rain boots with TAPS!!! hahahaha

sunnyday said...

Anong gagawin mo, magtatampisaw sa ulan? Hehe

Your blog entry reminded me of something I read before about always maintaining a supernatural attitude amid all that goes on. The idea is something like... as long as the sun is out in one's soul, the person will overcome with serenity whatever storms and tempests happen in one's life.

petrufied said...

i'm gonna dance of course hahaha without fear of leptospirosis :-P

supernatural outlook and optimism just go together ;)