The last week has been rather busy. My parents' landlord is finally performing a much-needed renovation of the bathrooms in their apartment, so the kids have been holed up in my apartment during the day since the sound of drills and the smell of fresh cement is not conducive to homeschooling.
I thought that since I was a mite too busy for a superbly philosophical or deeply humorous post, I'd go for sharing some of the more interesting sights and moments from the past weeks:
In America, you probably wouldn't find a poster advertising that they are seeking an employee of one specific ethnicity, and that ethnicity only, but it's a fairly common sight at the mall here.
I just had to prove that, 24 years or no 24 years, I could still climb around the jungle gym with the rest of the kids! Also, you'll be happy to know, since these photos were taken, I've gotten a major haircut, which is a good thing. I couldn't take the fluffiness anymore!
We went to a fundraising carnival for a local school and decided that our ringgit would be best spent at the henna booth. It was a lot of fun. The student clubs had been put in charge of designing booths as mini businesses and had to plan supplies and prices in order to turn a profit. I think the henna booth was very profitable as there was a line for it all morning! Boys don't normally get henna, but the teachers lifted the ban on boys wearing henna at school, and our friend Samuel got a tattoo of "Pizza Hut Delivery" on his shoulder, since that's what he does for a living. Makes sense, right?
We had an interesting occurrence when I walked into our storeroom to grab a couple schoolbooks and walked straight into a puddle. Overnight, we'd experienced severe leaking in that room (we later found out that it was caused by a leaking water tank on the roof of our building). I was soon to discover how inconvenient it is to have your storeroom develop a crazy leak because now we have books and suitcases scattered all over the rest of the apartment in order to keep them safe from water damage. The room should be fixed soon--I hope!--and then everything can be stored neatly again, just the way I like it. I look forward to that day!
During Hari Raya in July, we got to help out in shopping for and packing 30+ gift hampers to give to families in need who might not have much extra to celebrate the holiday with. Mom had a LOT of tulle left over after a wedding 5 years ago and it came in perfectly handy for wrapping all of these hampers. She was very happy to finally be justified in saving the fabric all that time for the perfect occasion!
Friday mornings have become market morning for Angel and I. Here's Rebekah buying veggies from the uncle they've been buying from for many years. I go to the same stall, and he's always surprised at how little Angel and I buy--because he's used to the huge quantities of vegetables that my family consumes. :)
So...this one's a little tough to explain. I wasn't actually there when it happened. Apparently, Angel asked this lady working at the shop if he could take a picture with her and then dropped on to one knee and proposed--and had MaryGrace close by to act as a shocked bystander. My only possible explanation is that Angel has recently decided that #randomproposals should be a thing and he singlehandedly wants to start the newest photo trend. I'm so sorry, lady working at the shop. He takes some getting used to.
What's your best adventure so far this month?