It has arrived in Vietnam with a vengeance; the rainy season. I am reminded of the movie Forest Gump; his description of Vietnam.

“It was as if they turned on a faucet. One day it started raining, and it didn’t quit for four months. We been through every kind of rain there is. Little bitty stingin’ rain… and big ol’ fat rain. Rain that flew in sideways. And sometimes rain even seemed to come straight up from underneath.”

Years ago as I watched the movie, I really had no idea I would actually be here one day experiencing it. In fact, last June I was looking up some information about Vietnam so I could figure out what I needed to pack and I came across the rainfall totals for Vietnam; 14 inches a month during the height of rainy season. When I saw this I really panicked and thought, what the hell am I doing going to a place like this, am I f’ing crazy?

As I type right now I have my computer unplugged because there is massive lightening, thunder, and rain out my window and I don’t have a lot faith in my computers ability to withstand a power surge. It’s so strange, to simply have no rain for months, and then massive rain every day. However the strangest thing about the rainy season here is that the Vietnamese aren’t even fazed by it.

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