My Year In Numbers
My Year In Numbers
0 Number of Vacation Days Taken—soon to be rectified!
1 Year in Peace Corps (in 6 days)
1.5 Number of liters of water I drink per meal on a hot day
2 Number of Languages I am trying to learn
3 Number of Houses I have lived in
4 Number of Cockroaches that have crawled on me…that I’m aware of…
4.5 Number of inches my hair has grown…aka the longest roots I have ever had before
5 Number of times I have eaten Taco Bell while in thePhilippines, also that amount of schools I have done Teacher Trainings at with other PCV’s
6 Number of days spent in the hospital
My sister is Over 7 months pregnant….looking forward to that one
8 Number of English Teachers I work with
9 Amount of days I have gone without shaving (not as bad as I thought it would be)
10.5 Number of Months I have been dating Jaron, and I feel so blessed, thanks Jaron.
11 Amount of people I consider my immediate family in the Philippines, My first host family, Sir Seth, Ma’am Sol, Grace and Suseth, and my second host family, Nanay Atett, Tatay Nong, Rhea Joy, Merlin, Joleynda, Mary Jane and baby Nikki
12Number of purses given to me since arriving in thePhilippines
14 Number of places I have visited in thePhilippines, Cebu, Leyte, Boracay, Banaue, Sagada,Manila,Bacolod, Antique,Iloilo, Gumerias, Alklan, Bagiao, Ifuego, Sagay, Kabankalan
24 My new age!
26 hours spent playing Bejeweled…sadly that’s the truth
51 Books in my room, 41 to read, 10 read
50 Years of Peace Corps in the Philippines Events took place, for mine, I got to go native
150 pesos, the amount it cost for my favorite meal, a spinach calzone at Sabarro
320 Number of pesos I spend minimum per month on my cell phone
443 emails currently in my inbox from my mother
358 Days since I have missed my family and friends inAmerica
465 gb of Movies, Music and TV shows to keep me entertained at all times (Thanks other PCV’s)
1,939 number of friends on Facebook—most of them being new friends in thePhilippines!
2,040 estimate of students taught so far….and counting
2,384 number of tagged pictures on Facebook
2,600 number of students at my school
7,226 number of hits on my blog since it started on my 23rd birthday (thanks mom haha)
25748 messages sent on my phone sent
And the best number of all of them… 12/16/2011… the day I get to go home and visit my family!
The Too High to Count Numbers
Beads of sweat dripped
Burps witnessed publicly
Pounds of Smog inhaled
Number of days spent sick
Additional members in my family
A Quick Note
I just wanted to say thank you for your support this year. Peace Corps has truly been harder than I could have imagined with tribulations coming in ways I didn’t expect. Nevertheless, I feel extremely blessed by God to be place in the community I live in and surrounded by people far and near who are kinder than I deserve. I am positive about this year, and the projects I’m starting in my community. I’m praying this year that my energies spent will really serve my community well.
Thank you very much for being a part of my life,
And as always thanks for reading,
(p.s. thanks mom and dad for having me :D)
(p.p.s I spent a lot of time lining up the pictures for each number and it didn’t work so now its just a bunch of pictures…but enjoy)