Last Taste of Summer

Posted by Analyse at 5:23 PM

Monday, October 09, 2006

A freezing 6°C wind breezed on me as I walked out of the house this morning. If not for the green leaves still present on the trees around me, I would have believed it was already winter. But not yet. And I don't want to associate my mood on the daily weather. I'm not yet Frenched at that level. Here, they would normally correlate their daily mood on the quantity of clouds present on the sky and with that, they think that people from the south are more gay and relaxed because they normally have a good dose of the sun.

Tuesday last week, I left Paris with my Autumn attire. Enough to protect me from the 16°C outside temperature. 3 mid-season clothes were piled up inside my luggage for my 3-day stay. I know, I'm not very feminine in that aspect but I really hate over-charging myself when I travel. I believe in the saying 'Travel Light' hehe. Just before landing, the pilot announced that the outside temperature in Barcelona was 27°C! Huwattt? 27°C????? Oh dear, true enough, people are still half-naked along Barcelona's beaches. The frenchies have all the reasons in the world to envy these espagnols.

But wait. I was lazily looking at all the newspapers of the other passengers inside the Metro train and was surprised to read that there are 10% of the Spanish population suffering from depression.

Moral of the story: A somewhat perfect environment for one could be the complete opposite for the other. We can never be happy with what we have because we think that others have a better situation than what we have.

Moral of the story 2: Sa Pilipinas, siraulo or luka-luka ang tawag sa 10% na yan.

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It was my first time to travel with a girl colleague. Honestly, it was fun. After work, we had time to walk around a little bit and discover the other side of Barcelona which I ignored during the last visits - the shopping centers! And yes, the tapas, paellas and sangrias are just excellent.

Moral of the story 3: In France, one serving of alcohol = 1 glass. In Spain, one serving = 1 pitcher. That explains why they say that espagnols are hotties. As for me, one serving was enough to knock me off to bed that night. Not bad.

18 comments:

Linnor said...

Ano nga yung kasabihan? The grass is always greener on the other side... Hehehe...

Any pics of Barcelona's hotties? I meant the tapas, paellas and sangrias. Hehehe...

Makis said...

I didn't believe my frenchfry when he said the weather can dictate your mood. I even surprised myself when I finally realized I was nodding in agreement with the sun or the rain just after a year of Paris :) Food for one but can be poison for another, I do believe. Buti pa siya, pa-Barcelona-barecelona nalang ;-)

Analyse said...

Linnor, bwahaha. No pix of the hotties, sowe.

Makis, o di ba, weather is the first topic sa morning café dito. But actually, i hate to admit it but, waaaah! ako din minsan!

ann said...

Sa pinas one serving- one case na beer...hahaha!

The coldest temperature here so far is 6*C and that's already cold for us because we only use portable heaters.

analyse said...

one case na beer! that made me laugh haha..

here, i guess the coldest i experienced was -15°C, tumutulo na uhog ko nun, di ko pa nararamdaman, promise hehe.

Jovs said...

Tapas, paellas, and sangrias... ang lakas mo mang-inggit!!! Mwehehehehe. So where are the photos of the Barcelona beach bodies??? *wink*

charles ravndal said...

That's so nice. I've been wanting to visit Spain since I am also researching for my family tree. Most of my family according to my mother came from Madrid. Anyway, sounds like you are having fun and yes summer is over now. But the good side of autumn or winter is wearing stylish parkas or jackets.

Analyse said...

Jovs, no pixies this time. I guess my turista attitude is slowly leaving me. It's not the first time that I leave my cam at home :(

Charles, :(. I'm not yet fed up with summer.

charles ravndal said...

Well i do miss going out on shorts and the midnight sun. hehehe

Iskoo said...

tingin ko marami din depress dito sa pinas, resilient lang talaga ang mga pinoy, nakangiti lagi, di mahahalata. di gaya ng mga puti masusungit kapag depress, hehe.

zingtrial said...

Hi! It is starting to get cold here in England.And I don't want to even think about how cold it is going to get here BRRRRRRRRR That cold .He!He!He!
Wish you well :) .

analyse said...

Charles, so now you change your mind hehehehe..

Iskoo, you're right. And here, some problems are not even problems for us. Ganun sila ka-big deal hehe.

Zingtrial, here too... the temp's almost wintery..

relly said...

Hello anna, one big reason why i like it here where i live...temperate weather...si hubby lang ang nag papabad ng mood ko he he!

haze said...

TAPAS wow sarap, when we went to Pays Basque we went to Ibardin actually it's the border of France and Spain. Went to a restuarant on top of the mountain and we've eaten tapas ;) ! kakatawa yung half spanish speaking yung half french speaking :)) !

If you still want a taste of summer breeze visit us in Marseille :) ! Dali Ana, let's meet up...

Rhada said...

1 serving= 1 pitcher...naalala ko tuloy yung commercial, yung lalaki sa bar na habang lumalalim ang gabi eh paganda ng paganda ang tingin nya sa babae, yun pala eh senglot na senglot na. hehehe.....

Barcelona, isa yan sa mga lugar na nais naming dalawin bago namin lisanin ang Alemanya.

duke said...

did you have enough share of your sangria?

in Pinas, depression is not a big thing compared to Euro countries. Pinoys are always expecting the worst with a smile! ;)

analyse said...

Relly, add to that the beauty of the paysage!

Haze, if only I could... teka, open invite ba yan? pede kami makitulog? ;)

Rhada, haha, i guess i saw that commercial too... yep, barcelona is a very nice place to visit, night life is a must-see and must-live there..

Duke, yep, the second night, we had a bigger and stronger dose haha.

naku, that's what i miss in pinas, the smile!

Francesca said...

we went to barcelona lolo and I year 2004. Ngeeh the wine is "TORRES", pride daw of barcelona. Lolo a connaisseur of wines didnt like it. Sana nag sangria na lang kami hehe!