shuuchuugouu (しゅうちゅうごうう)


Rain has always been a part of us Filipinos. We only have two seasons – wet (June to November) and dry (December to May) seasons, depending on the amount of rainfall. This is also dependent on location, as some areas experience rain all throughout the year. I remembered our typhoon season, when it rained for days on end. From July to October, we have “bagyo” or tropical cyclones in the islands. We usually stay indoors, keep ourselves dry and listen to the sounds of the wind and the pouring rain. Some places would be flooded. Some days, classes and offices are suspended.

Listen to the rain
Playing bowling in heaven
When typhoon strikes

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

For: Haibun Monday: 50 Shades of Rain by hayesspencer

39 thoughts on “shuuchuugouu (しゅうちゅうごうう)

  1. Unfortunately the Japanese word for typhoon is…typhoon! I am glad you wrote about your weather. We always said the angels were playing croquet when it thundered. I like bowling better! It is more noisy and more to the point of the thunder. Excellent job!

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  2. Fun to read about but I’m sure it must be challenging to live through those typhoon seasons. Here in Nevada, we are on the opposite end of the weather spectrum…still reeling from the effects of a 5 year drought like California. A little balance would be nice.

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      1. Interesting how many emigrate from the Philipines. Here in Reno we have a large community. The pastor of my church is from there, as are many of the members. They add a wonderful dimension and bring many customs to life.

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  3. Oh you’ve brought a smile to my face in your haiku. I used to be so afraid of the thunder when I was little — and my mother would make up “reasons” for the thunder. I do remember one of them was that the angels were bowling in the heavens! 🙂

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  4. I like this informative haibun. It is interesting the way weather can change our daily lives. We get our share of rain where I live but I’ve never experienced a typhoon. Thanks for sharing.

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