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WHEN the sun starts biting, you know it’s summer in the Philippines. Not that the sun never bites at other times, but it’s between the months of March and June that the sun is at its fiercest.

Forget Celsius and Fahrenheit; they just confuse you with degrees this and degrees that. The better measure is the OK scale to measure temperature.

Squinting eyes: Good for walking barefoot in the beach.

Umbrellas up: Fine day for a bowl of halo-halo.

Needle-prick sensation: This is the time between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. The sun’s rays can cause cancer at these hours. Better run to the shade and wear a hat when you’re in the beach.

Temper tantrum alarm
. The sun is at its meanest. Better get out of the way of that person. Go to your room and play your favorite computer game.

Lechon skin. Oops, you overdid it, man. Better got to your dermatologist. Sunscreen should be reapplied every two hours.

Cool activities to do this summer.

Go play a kite. The best time to fly a kite is in summer because that’s when the wind blows hardest. Open spaces, like the beach and the park, offer the best venue. Stay away from live wires and electric posts to avoid accidental electrocution. Forewarned is forearmed. Fly kites with your friends or family so you can have a cheap but memorable summer scrapbook in your mind.

Go see a freebie. There are a lot of free shows at the local malls this summer. No one will think you are scrimping on money. In fact, people will think you are a fun guy giving his girlfriend a nice treat.

Why not complete the package with free samples! Malls have these little food carts that give away free samples of their products, like coffee, tea, juice, ice cream and sandwiches.
Cheap thrills. Pack a basket — fill it with frozen yogurt drink or juice, sandwiches, cookies, maybe sweet white wine, and fruits — and drive to the nearest public beach. Build castles made of sand, play volleyball and generally just forget that you are a Charlie Brown type to your colleagues.

Hike with your friends, or go jogging with them near dusk. The world is your playpen.