Friday, December 26, 2008

What a difference a weather make

One of my brothers divides his residency between Canada and the US of A. For whatever reason he alone can understand, he prefers to return to Toronto about this time of the year to spend Christmas there. He stays there until it warms up, then he flies back to Southern California. Normally, it is the reverse of what anybody in his right mind would do. I think he lost it when he left the Philippines in the early 70's LOL.

He wanted me to go with him this winter. I tried it once and I am not going to do it again unless California is going down the sea complement of San Andres fault. My other brother who lives in Anaheim said beer tastes better kept cold inside the ref that outside in the snow and I agree with his erudite conclusion LOL.


He is trying to make us envious of their "refreshing" weather.

This is his backyard the day he arrived.

This is how it looked in Orange County a couple of days before he left.

I snapped this photo (and the one above and below) when I took my morning walk in the park across a major street from our home.


It rained Christmas day but it was a shower and not a downpour. The grass and trees need a little bit of watering LOL. California here I came (1969) and here I will stay...maybe not. There is the allure of tropical Philippines and its many, many beautiful islands.

13 comments:

Panaderos said...

I'll take Southern California weather anytime especially at this time of the year.

I just stopped by to wish you and your dear family a very Merry Christmas and more Blessings in the coming year! Please take care always.

PUSANG-gala said...

and weather---really do have a lot of effect on a persons character---mood---and attitude......

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about Allen

OMG---now i would to say sorry to everyone for being so VULNERABLE as I found out just now that it was all a joke. I wanna hate Allen for doing this, but I am really really glad that it was after all a joke and that he is okay......

At some point in our lives, we undergo certain situations that we hope are just dreams, and we sometimes have nightmares and waking up the next day realizing that it was just a bad dream really makes you feel so relieved. That's how I feel......

bertN said...

Panaderos,you take care of yourself, too. Happy New Year!

bertN said...

PUSANG-gala, no need to apologize to anybody. Your friend who played a dirty trick on you need to apologize to you. Ask him to take you to the most expensive resto you can think of and loosen his wallet for a start LOL.

Rio said...

napapakanta tuloy ako kuya ng let it snow let it snow dahil dito sa mga photos mo..hehe
happy new year po kuya bertn..

BlogusVox said...

Put me in a warm weather anytime. Right now its only 10deg C here but I'm cold and I hate it!

Happy New Year to you and to your family!

rolly said...

Talaga lang sigurong mahilig sa snow utol mo.

Happy New Year to you and your family

bertN said...

Rio, napapakanta ka, pero kapag subzero ang temp at puro snow ang nakapaligid sa iyo ay baka mapaiyak ka naman LOL. A psychiatrist friend said he sees a lot more patient in winter than at any other time of the year.

Happy New Year to you and your loved ones!

bertN said...

BlogusVox, I am with you weatherwise. Manigong Bagong Taon sa iyo at sa mga mahal mo sa buhay!

bertN said...

rolly, palagay ko nga dahil mahilig din siyang mag ice fishing. Btw, your son is really musically gifted! He will go places.

Happy New Year din sa iyo at sa iyong mga mahal sa buhay!

julie said...

Wow, so much snow! (and slush too)

1969? That was the year I was born, :D

Lovely weather you've got there

dyosa said...

He seemed to be inside a snow globe. LOL. Photos palang giniginaw na ako.

Have a wonderful 2009!:-D

bertN said...

Julie, you have a lot of catching up to get to my age LOL. The weather here is nice year-round but we need a little bit more rain.

dyosa, I'm not fond of the type of weather where I have to bundle up with several layers of clothing to protect myself from the cold. Ginawin din ako LOL.