I've forgotten what a sunny day looks like. The torrential rains have been relentless, flooding cities in mere hours. We here are so lucky we only have to deal with semi-flooded streets.
I loathe the monsoon season with a passion. And I'm not just whining. I'm just concerned.
Last wednesday, we rushed my cousin to the hospital. She was diagnosed with a strain of dengue fever, a viral disease you can get from the bite of an infected mosquito. Dengue season is often at its peak during the monsoon season when there is plenty of clear water collected from bouts of rain. Mosquitoes hatch their eggs in these pools of water.
When we got there, we had to wait for a bed to be vacated. That's how many people are being admitted every hour. And it's not just the dengue cases. There's also pneumonia, bronchitis, stomach bugs and a gamut of illnesses that aren't experienced when the sun is up.
My cousin just got back home and is now, thankfully, out of danger. But the scare of that will leave me scarred for life.
As a way of cheering myself up in these trying times, I curated a few 50's and 60's photos I collected in the past months. I mostly got these from pinterest. I don't own these photos and do not lay any claim to them. I just want to share them with you guys. If you own these photos, do let me know and I'll credit you.