Since we've been back we've been enjoying so many things about our home culture.
And we've been caught by surprise by several things we sort of forgot about, like:
*Mail delivery...seeing the mailman delivering to each home! Now that's amazing.
*Seatbelts...it took us a few rides before it became natural to click-it again.
*Long days...being close to the equator, we've lived for 3 years with the sun setting every day by 6pm.
The extended summer days here took us much longer to adjust to than getting over jet lag.
|A&E with 2nd cousin, J!|
*Feeling like eavesdroppers...we can understand everything everyone around us is saying,
and it leaves us feeling as if we're spying on you.
*Smart phones...people around us are not just texting on those cps.
5 out of 6 are playing games, on facebook, or browsing the internet.
|cousin K hangs out with Michael|
*Looking like everyone else...we've had trouble locating the family in a crowd
because 'everyone looks alike!'
*Soft grass...like carpet, this grass.
*Reading sale ads...it's kind of fun to browse the ads in the Sunday paper! There's no such thing in Davao.
*Getting tans...we find we're in the sun way more here than we ever are in Davao -
it's just way too hot under the Philippine sun!
*Oatmeal at McD’s... healthy breakfast options even at the Golden Arches?!?
*Celebrating American holidays...we forgot how special these days are.
|photo by Elise|
Time changes everything
except something within us
which is always surprised by change.