Yes, I’ve been baking peanut adulate pies, yes, I’ve been activity to bed early, and yes, I’ve been admiring it. But there’s absolutely a acceptable acumen I took this anniversary “off” from Compression of Yum.
It’s all in alertness for a change. An all-embracing change.
A change that involves Bjork and I affective to the Philippines for a year. The one in Southeast Asia that’s fabricated up of 7,000 islands. The one that’s 8,000 afar away. In 6 weeks. Moving. There.
It’s actively 100% true. We’ll be there for one year, and I would adulation to acquaint you that we’re aloof activity to be assimilation up the close sun, but that would be bad account for one white-skinned-spf-100-extreme-sunburn Scandinavian boy.
Instead, we’ll be alive in the adumbration at an abode in Cebu City. It’s alleged the Children’s Apartment of Cebu and you ability accept apparent it mentioned here afore because my ancestors Roselyn, Romeo, and Rodrigo lived at this apartment for several years afore actuality adopted. Up until this point, we accept donated all of our blog assets to the apartment because we absolutely adulation what they are accomplishing for kids. And now… we’re activity there ourselves!
Here’s the official FAQ.
How did it happen? We were planning to appointment Cebu this summer – Bjork has never been there, and we capital to do some all-embracing travel, so it seemed like a fun way to absorb three weeks in June. A few weeks ago, we got a alarm from the administrator of the alignment allurement us if we’d be accommodating to extend our break from three weeks to one year. Afterwards some austere conversations, prayer, and extreme-stress-eating, we absitively we were accessible and willing.
What will you be doing? I’ll be teaching a baby chic of Akin C (upper elementary) kids from the abode at the Accouchement of Achievement school. Bjork will assignment accidentally part-time in his accepted job. He’ll additionally be volunteering at the apartment with technology-related projects and arch ballsy amateur of t-ball, because he does being like that.
Where will you live? In a furnished Cebuano apartment, which, from what I hear, comes with a few chargeless babyish lizards. Not cool.
How will you get about in Cebu? Hello Jeepney.
What will you do with your house? Hire it out!
What will you do with your cars? Advertise them! If you’re in the bazaar for a candied SUV, animadversion below. I’ll alike bandy in a pan of brownies with the deal.
What will you do with your stuff? Backpack it up and abundance it in Grandma’s basement. Thanks, Gma!
What will you do with your beard in that calefaction and humidity? I feel a 365-day pony appendage nub advancing on. And yes, I meant to say nub. I did not time that crew well.
What do you anticipate you’ll absence most? Ancestors time, advanced accessible spaces, adapted temperatures, adapted hair, and our bestie couples’ -to-be bairn babyish boy.
What are you best aflame for? Accompany and ancestors to appear and visit, aggravating out a non-Western lifestyle, and a afflicted heart.
What will appear to Compression of Yum? The acidity (literally) ability change, you ability see beneath amber and added Filipino kids, and mangoes could booty over indefinitely. But really, I plan to accumulate things activity with posts about our new activity in the Philippines as able-bodied as the aforementioned ol’ aperitive recipes. Hopefully you guys can handle the American-style Filipino flair.
So now you apperceive why I bare a anniversary to put my anxiety up and eat peanut adulate pie. Accent on the peanut butter. And pie.
It’s activity to be a crazy year. But we are adolescent and agrarian and free, or at atomic we’re pretending.