Well, because of my whole 31 Days thing, the blog spent the entirety of October buried deeply in the past, while I was living life very much in the present. Never fear, on the off chance that you missed out on anything, I shall now present to you highlights from our October in bullet point format.
-We chaperoned a sleepover party, at which I was hailed the grand champion of hula hooping after hula hooping for 15 minutes without dropping the hoop, outlasting 6 competitors in a row. It's good to know that even if I'm old enough to be a chaperon, I can still be cool because I've got hula-hooping skills.
-Dave and Beka from Sunshine to the Square Inch dropped by to stay with us for a few days during their SouthEast Asia travels. I don't meet a lot of bloggers on this side of the world, so that was rather remarkable. We took them hiking at a national park.
-On the hike, we saw an unprecedented number of monitor lizards (4 ft or 5 ft long!), but not a single monkey, even though our destination was Monkey Beach.
-We took my sisters to Lost World of Tambun waterpark for an early Christmas present (because December and November are busy, ya'll!).
-At the waterpark, Rebekah and this raccoon shared a Pocahontas/Meeko moment. I had no idea that happened outside of movies.
-During the two hour drive home from the waterpark, we had a "Who can name that song first" competition with Disney and Taylor Swift cds and I totally lost.
-Angel posted a photo of me on Facebook captioned, "My First Wife" and slight chaos ensued.
-Normal teaching and meetings and work and housecleaning.
- The hole in our ceiling got bigger. Which is a good thing, because that means eventually it will be fixed. At least that's what I'm choosing to believe that it means.
- We went to the Taiping Night Safari, which is basically a zoo that has opening hours between 8 and 11 pm. Someone had given my family free tickets that were expiring soon, so we wanted to use them up. I'd never been to a zoo in the dark before--it felt quite a bit like you were in the actual jungle at night. This is a zoo that I've been to in the daytime in the past, and last time I went, there were non-zoo monkeys, just the normal monkeys that are everywhere here, invading one of the bathrooms, so it already felt jungle-esque in the daytime, the darkness and lack of flashlights just made it a little more intense. They let us pet the giraffes, that was unexpected.
What adventures did you have in October?