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It seems that no matter where in the world we live, a big, swirling, windy, rainy weather phenomenon will always find us. We’ve experienced tornadoes in the mid-west, hurricanes in New Orleans, and now we can add a typhoon in China to our list. That’s right, typhoon Usagi is headed our way and is expected to make landfall in Hong Kong late tonight (Sunday night local time).

Shenzhen is super close to Hong Kong, so we’re taking our proper typhoon precautions and warning others to do the same. Spenser and I went out early this morning and stocked up on lots of water, fruit, easy to cook meals, and PBJ supplies. Our kindles and phones are also charged up and ready to go in the event we lose power. Hey, it’s not like we haven’t done this before. At least this time we’re above sea level! Yay!

IMG_1006This is our neighbor/good buddy/fellow English teacher Kane. He saw us this morning after we stocked up and he said, “Wow, it’s like you guys are from New Orleans or something!” HA! In turn, Kane and our other neighbor/good buddy/English teacher Sahal decided to go out and stock up as well. Tonight we’ll all watch movies and/or play board games while the storm passes.Hey, if you’re gonna be stuck inside during a big rainstorm, you might as well make the best of it spend your time with good people.

Kane is also prepared.

Kane is also prepared.

So, please don’t fret family and friends back home. All is and will be well. I’ll try to keep you updated throughout the storm, as long as the power and internet hold out. Until then, have a good night!

(P.S. Spenser and I want to send a big shout out to one of his oldest and best friends Luke and his new wife Caelee. Congratulations guys!!!! WOO!)

(P.P.S. Happy Birthday to my sister, Marek! I love you!!! WOOOOOOO!!!!)

Update: It’s raining. It’s windy. We’re playing cards and making dinner. So far, so good.