More than giving people the time to reflect and ponder on their spiritual standing, the holy week also signals the start of the Filipino summer. This is the season when Pinoys really take the time to hit the country’s world-renowned beaches, donned in the skimpiest suits, and showcase the fit and sexy muscles and curves they worked so hard for. While the pandemic deprived them of actually practicing this annual tradition under the sun last year, Filipinos excitedly made plans to stage their beach comebacks this year. With COVID19 cases rising to, what is now thought, as a second or third surge, and even to new record highs, the government has been left with no other choice but to keep us locked in homes again for a second summer. For now, we can only wish and dream of what ifs, for a summer we will most likely miss—yet again.