My boyfriend and I saw this solar halo while riding a bus going to Laguna, Philippines. After typhoon Juan (internationally known as “Megi”) bombarded Philippines with heavy rains and strong winds, it was nice to see something beautiful in the heavens. Not intended, the image shows the sky is smiling back, and right below it is a billboard of Jollibee, a famous fastfood restaurant based in the Philippines. These two things remind me of happiness and hope. Filipinos, even in times of calamities, never forget to smile.