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Hello, Rainy Days!

Updated on December 9, 2014

Rain, rain go away

After more than two months of scorching heat, its rainy season again here in the Philippines. It has been raining all week in the afternoon and the weatherman has announced the start of the rainy season. Im not really a big fan of rainy days because the environment looks gloomy and everything around you is wet. But what I like about rainy days is that there are things that are better done when its raining than on a hot summer day.

Below are some activities that I enjoy doing on a rainy day. Take note that most of them can be done inside the house.

1.) Take a bath in the rain with the kids

Taking a bath with the kids will not only stir some old memories in you but also creates new ones for the kids. You can play tag games with them or simply have fun in the rain. I am sure the kids will enjoy having you around with them while they play in the rain. I remember doing this when we were young. We would run barefoot and almost naked in the rain with no care at all.

The picture shows my brother having fun in the rain with his 2 daughters and a niece.

2.) Have a Movie Marathon

Rainy days are always a good time to watch your favorite movies again or to see some new ones which you have been wanting to see but didn't have the time. You can do so while lying on your bed or on the couch, and with a bag of popcorn or your favorite potato chips at your side and you favorite drink to go with it. This will surely take the whole day and you won't notice how time flies.

3.) Make a Family Photo Album

If you're the type who doesn't want to go out much in the rain, then you can try making a photo album or maybe rearrange an old one. Many people nowadays don't care much about photo albums as they can easily post their pictures online. But for me, a real photo album is better since you can browse it even when there's no internet connection.

watching the rain
watching the rain

4.) Watch the rain

I always love seeing raindrops fall on roofs or on the street, creating bubbles and small puddles. I like watching people with their colorful umbrellas and in their raincoats walking outside our house. I love seeing trees bending to where the wind blows them, the leaves falling slowly. I love the sound of children laughing while running in the rain. So if you don't have anything to do, you can just relax and watch the falling rain through your window. Who knows, maybe you will be able to see the rainbow too.

5.) Listen to Your Favorite Music

Listening to music is one of my favorite past time. I know there’s a saying that you cannot do two things at the same time but I believe otherwise. While reading a novel or a book, it is always nice to have some background music. During rainy days, I prefer listening to my collection of instrumental music and my compilation of old Tagalog songs. Below are some music about the rain.

Singing in the Rain - Gene Kelly

Have You Ever Seen the Rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival

Here Comes the Rain Again - Eurythmics

Fire and Rain - James Taylor

Rainy Days and Mondays - The Carpenters

6.) Read a Book

This is also a good time to read your favorite books or novels. If you don't have a book, there are internet sites that offers e-books for your enjoyment. There are also back issues of magazine that you can buy at a discounted price.

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    • asereht1970 profile image
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      asereht1970 2 years ago

      It's the rainy season once again here in my country. The last storm really caused flood in a lot of places.

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      Tanya Jones 3 years ago from Texas USA

      After going so long without steady rain, the recent spate of rainy days here is welcome and I'm not wishing them away. I do dread the winter months to come though.

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      VioletteRose LM 3 years ago

      Good ideas, I love watching the rain and also reading a book!

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      Great rainy day ideas!

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      Pastor Cher 3 years ago from United States

      We love the rain. Such a wonderful gift from God.

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      @Cesky: Glad that you like the rain. Thanks for the visit.

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      Cecilia Karanja 3 years ago from Nairobi

      I also love the rain. I grew up and still live in Africa. What we loved to do in the rain was slide on a slope. The mud made the ground slippery and perfect. I guess like ice (we never have winter here). It was dangerous but much fun.

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      @Aladdins Cave: Thanks for the tip and for the visit.

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      @georgepmoola2: Thanks, Georgepmoola, for the visit.

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      Aladdins Cave 3 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      Nice lens.But your writing is to short. Practice makes perfect. Add more words :)Cheers from DOWNUNDER

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      georgepmoola2 3 years ago

      Good lens!

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      @tazzytamar: Thanks, anna-hofman-98. We actually do that a lot when we were young. Now it's my nieces who do this with their dad.

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      @DuaneJ: Good for you, Duane. Thanks for visiting.

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      WriterJanis2 3 years ago

      I don't like the rain.

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      @Dave Lynch: Thanks, Davdlynch...

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      @WriterJanis2: Same here, WriterJanis...

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      Anna 3 years ago from chichester

      Wow you actually make the rain look fun!! Your pictures are lovely - the bath in the rain made me smile!

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      DuaneJ 3 years ago

      I love the rain.

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      David Edward Lynch 3 years ago from Port Elizabeth, South Africa

      I like the rain but not so much when it doesn't stop raining for a week or two. We are in winter here where I live and recently had some heavy rains which lasted for quite a few days. Well written lens.

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      @Rhonda Lytle: Thanks, Poetvix. Even at my age now, I also sometimes take a bath in the rain with the kids.

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      @Merrci: Yes, they did, Merrci. My brother took some time off from work so that he can shower in the rain with the kids. Promised them that they would do this always.

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      Rhonda Lytle 3 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      The picture of the kids in the rain is awesome. Good ideas here.

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      Merry Citarella 3 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Enjoyed your lens. All your suggestions sound lovely. Bet the kids enjoy showering in the rain!

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      @MarcellaCarlton: Thanks for dropping by and for appreciating this lens.

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      MarcellaCarlton 3 years ago

      These are all excellent ideas on things to do on a rainy day. I love the rain!