I was editing photos for a dessert recipe I’ll post later when I looked out the window and saw raindrops glistening in the sunlight. My first thought was a house fly wedding. Our yaya (that’s nanny for non-Filipino speakers) once said that when it rains while the sun shines, “ikinakasal ang langaw” which literally translates to house flies are being married. My brother and I thought it was a funny thing to say but we didn’t exactly object to the statement. It’s nice to be fanciful sometimes.
Of course, there came a time when we realized that our yaya was merely repeating a superstition. I mean, a wedding ceremony for house flies? Can you picture a female house fly with a veil and a bouquet, and a house fly in robes officiating? Perhaps, the “ikinakasal” part was a child-friendly translation for mating. Can you imagine house flies in an orgy? »