The Philippines only has 2 main seasons. Dry from December to May and Wet from June to November.
The rainy season in our country is not like in any other country.
We experience different types of rain during this period. We have monsoons, LPAs, Storms, and Typhoons, heck it even rains in Summer. LOL. This is the season when it’s almost impossible to get out of the house to do our normal leisure activities. You’re a little lucky if there’s no flood in your area. Fortunately, electricity and internet is pretty stable even during a harsh rainy season.
Here are indoor activities that you can do until December.
Netflix and Chill
This is a term that has many meanings so I won’t mention any of those. I’ll stick with the core meaning of this phrase. This relates to just chilling or relaxing while streaming a movie or an addictive series. Alaine and I usually use the rainy season to binge-watch highly rated shows with more than 6 seasons. We also stream movies and documentaries in-between seasons. This is not limited to Netflix only, There are Amazon, Hulu, Disney+, and a whole lot of other streaming channels. We also watch vlogs and DIY tutorials on YouTube.
We are serious cyclists. We ride our bikes 3 to 4 times a week covering almost 1200 every month. Not riding for a certain period of time affects our mood, health, appetite, and many more. So, when roads are wet, we go back to our good old HIT (High-Intensity Training) home routine. We just follow an instructor or a video from YouTube and sweat away. You don’t need costly gym equipment, just get a water bottle, fill it with water and use it as weights. It’s quick, it’s easy and it works.
I grew up playing computer games, especially retro games like Tetris, Minesweeper, Galaga, Battle City, and Solitaire. Yes, you read it right, I love playing Solitaire on my Windows computer. I watch my mom play this using real playing cards and enjoyed watching her get frustrated while playing it. Sadly, Windows removed it from their new OS versions. So, if you like to kill time and get frustrated at the same time, solitaire.org is the place to go. They have other Solitaire versions that you’ll surely love. My personal faves are the Classic and Wild West Klondike.
Last but not least. Just flip your house inside out. Spend your time sorting things that you no longer use. Decluttering is one heck of an activity. It’s energy-draining but fun, and you can also earn an extra buck by selling good condition stuff that is just collecting dust and consuming precious space in your home. In our house, we always declutter every year. Since we have a toddler, we always sell his year-old stuff because he really grows very quickly. The proceeds go to new stuff because we sold everything. LOL
Let us know what your rainy season activities are like.