i heard children who turned out to be grown ups playing in the rain, in the puddles that have formed outside. i did not put any more thought into it and turned on my game of civilization. i was playing egypt against france, england, the mongols, and others. i was at war with france and my armies have occupied most of their former territory. it was a matter of turns before all of france would be under egyptian rule.
taz me pressait pour aller chez lui. il a dit que nous allons voir des films ou jouer magic l'assemblée. bien sur, je ne pourrais pas le refuser. evidemment, je l'aime bien et donc, il a de l'influence complète sur moi. alors, j'en suis allé.
it was going to be an adventure. i wore the most simple of outfits i could find. big white shirt, shorts, and my trusty sandals. i intended to tread the storm on foot and get to my destination one way or another. i expected to get wet but i didn't expect to be waist deep in floodwater. i walked all the way from my apartment to my friend's apartment. my legs were weary by the time i was at pasong tamo which i considered to be the mid point. it took me half of the day to get to where i am going. walking on floodwater was exhausting. i even developed a way to counter the pain on my wearied legs by relying on buoyancy which did most of the work. but still ..
many people were outside in the rain. playing with their makeshift flotation devices. swimming, wandering about. half naked men heckling rain drenched women. old, rich, poor, young or like me who are just outside observing an unusual event. a part of me did want to give up, but i thought it's a way proving myself.
it was also fun to listen to the people make light of the matter, as something only we as a people, to the best of my knowledge, are capable of.
i spent the next day with friends playing magic, talking, eating. remind me to return the favor next time.
when i got back to my own apartment the next day. i found flood water has found its way into the foyer and part of my bedroom. inches away from the power, my fridge, the computer, and my clothes. lucky eh?!