They’re back …

Sign of the timesI’m glad to report that on July 14, 2010, I heard my first cicada of the summer. One lonely soul was buzzing away outside my office window. It was a sound of relief for me as they seemed to be delayed compared to previous years. The next day, he must have called his friends because there was now a chorus of cicadas humming outside. Soon, it will be so loud that we won’t even be able to talk on the phone in our private conference room (which, actually is outside. Since we all sit in one room there’s absolutely no privacy so you have to go outside if you want to talk to anyone without everyone hearing you.) We witnessed many holes in the soil outside, where apparently the cicadas are emerging. Cool.

And with the cicadas comes the end of the rainy season and the really hot and humid season as well as typhoon season.