Thursday, July 05, 2007

thunder rain..

it had been hazy lately. which is expected during this time of the year. being in a tropical country, it is now dry season. n to make it worst, farmers are burning their land during this season for more prosperous harvest in the coming year.

around 1pm, the weather took a drastic change. the humidity was suddenly gone. n almost immediately the rain poured heavily, n followed by the fierce growling of thunders. it was raining cats n dogs. making it impossible to stayed outdoor without being wet, even under the protection of the roofs.
Astraphobia (also known as Brontophobia, Keraunophobia, or Tonitrophobia), is a fear of thunder and lightning.

did you watch an anime (Japanese Animation, アニメ) named - Ouran High School Host Club (桜蘭高校ホスト部, Ōran Kōkō Hosuto Kurabu)? Fujioka Haruhi (藤岡 ハルヒ) had astrophobia too. which Suou Tamaki (須王 環), the King of the Host Club, was sensitively towards. a funny n heart-warming anime to catch. :)
around 3pm, the rain finally halted. n the thunder calmed. the sun shone proudly n beautifully in the cleared air. but the electricity at my housing area was a goner. n it did not return until almost 11pm. our garden was flooded after the rain. but the trees n the air became so cleared n soothing. the air was indeed cleansed from the accumulative haze n dusts over the non-raining days.
attached are the photographs take during n after the rain (while i clumsily hid from the thunders n lightnings at the same time. i guess i do have a minor astraphobia .. :p).