On the positive side, we can enjoy the pool in our apartment complex, it doesn't take forever to bundle up the boys to go for a walk (sandals and a hat does the trick!) and we get to play outside in the sun (actually only in the shade... we don't dare play outside mid-day). So I will choose to be thankful and share some pictures of December-but-feels-like-a-very-hot-August in the Philippines...
Sunday, 2 December 2012
A Summer Wonderland???
We were listening to Christmas music today... in shorts! It's not exactly "beginning to feel a lot like Christmas" here and it won't anytime soon. Its pretty much 32C (feels like 45C with humidity) every day of the year. Though we did enjoy Mandarin oranges this week and lit a Christmas-y smelling candle while listening to Boney M, its pretty hard to feel like Christmas when we're hot and sweaty everyday. I know many of you are probably jealous and would love a tropical getaway, but believe me, the heat gets old very quickly. Every time I wear jeans, I regret it. I'm terribly sick of cut-offs, tank-tops and flip-flops and would love to wear (and be comfortable in) a cozy sweater, boots, a wool coat and scarf.
We moved to the Philippines June 2012 to work as church planters with Mennonite Church Canada and the Integrated Mennonite Church of the Philippines. We are part of a growing church community that meets in our home in Bonifacio Global City (part of Metro Manila). We are a community who follow Jesus, the Prince of Peace and we are active in spreading God’s message of peace and reconciliation. Follow us and pray for us as we live the journey God has called us to.