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halfsies is live!


I can’t believe the day is finally here that I get to introduce you to Halfsies, the project I’ve been working on nearly full-time for the last 4 months (and part-time for about 2 years).

Halfsies addresses 3 major problems that co-exist in our world today:

1) Oversized Food Portions. “Most restaurant serving sizes are 2 to 4 times the government’s recommended serving sizes.” –

2) Excessive Food Waste. “About 40 percent of the food produced in the United States isn’t consumed. Every day Americans waste enough food to fill the Rose Bowl. And our national food waste habit is on the upswing: We waste 50% more food today than we did in 1974.” –Jonathan Bloom, author of American Wasteland

3) Local & Global Hunger. “In 2009, 50.2 million Americans lived in food insecure households, 33 million adults and 17.2 million children.” –

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married + blogging

Hi there world! I [Sydney Berry Ling] have existed in the WordPress world for a few years now, beginning with my personal blog which I started just before moving to Uganda in May 2008. Quite a bit has happened since then! I am excited to introduce you to [and welcome to the blogging world]… drumroll, please… my husband!

His name is Kevin Hezekiah Ling [aka Captain Parea, being goofy on our honeymoon in Tahiti] and I seriously couldn’t be a more blessed woman.

This is our brand spankin’ new blog and we will both be updating it regularly with photos, videos, stories, and other little snippets of our life here in Sydney, Australia… and wherever else in the world our journey takes us. We hope you’ll stick around and share in it with us. 🙂

Stay tuned for updates from our wedding, honeymoon, etc. We’d love to hear from you, so please don’t hesitate to comment or email us to say hello.

Want to leave you with this short clip of our favorite comedian, Brian Regan. Enjoy! See you real soon.

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