Kino July

We went to the beach on Saturday with a bunch of people from church. It was hot. Real hot. It was all so humid. Which made it more hot. And despite the generous and repetitive applications of sunblock, I still got fried.

Overall, it was still a lot of fun and something we should do more frequently given the beach is only an hour away.

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Pre-chaos

The monsoons have begun and the storms are hitting us hard this week. On Tuesday we lost electricity for roughly four hours in the middle of the night making it unbearable and impossible to sleep.

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Carne asada with Juan

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Sequence

Playing a new game called Sequence. So good.

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And later we moved on to Jenga.

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Econatura

We are at Econatura today with Yun’s family.  It is mostly unbearably hot but I’m sitting in the shade next to a large misting fan. We got here around 8 a.m. this morning just in time to milk a cow and visit some other farm animals.

We played four games of volleyball later. Abe and I won the first two and lost the second two. This destroyed me and I nearly died. I’m not used to exercise, especially in the hot sun.

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youtube growth

I have multiple channels now on youtube which I am using to generate income. To my surprise, things are going pretty well. I posted this image last November 15th of some stats on my main channel:

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And now 8 months later (245 days to be precise), the channel has grown by 500% daily views (1000 to 6000).

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At my current rate, I am not yielding much (roughly 5k a year), but it’s enough to pay for one good vacation a year! But at the rate in which it is growing, maybe it won’t be long before the main channel can yield that monthly! If I could maintain that 500% growth over the course of another 8 months, I’d be at 30,000 daily views (or roughly $2500-3000/monthly). Couple that with my other channels which are currently growing at a similar rate, it might not be long before we can seasonally relocate to Montenegro!

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San Carlos

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Orlando and Ana’s wedding

A few weeks back we had the pleasure of celebrating the marriage of Orlando and Ana. This is a young couple that Yun and I have been mentoring independently for some time now (long before they knew each other). We then did their premarital counseling and hope to continue meeting with them as time goes on.

They had a great wedding ceremony and even better reception. Here is a video capturing some of my sweet moves:

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jenga and other fun games

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We had some friends and young people from church over to the house last night to play some games and spend some time together. We recently acquired Balderdash and I was excited to play that, but that game requires native-level English skills, so despite the abundance of quasi-English speakers, there was no way that was going to work.

Instead, we settled on Jenga and Pictionary. Those were both quite fun.

Here’s a video of Nadia destroying the Jenga tower:

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Bowling

Check that high score. We went bowling with some of the younger people from our church on Wednesday evening. I don’t do a lot of bowling in my life and therefore generally don’t expect to get over 100 points. But clearly, I had some skills.

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