December 13, 2016
events this past week were very rough and interesting haha.
Wednesday we went to the store to buy E. Espiritu some fancy pants shampoo that
was way expensive! On the way home, the traffic in Cebu was terrible! We left
the store at about 5 and got home at 7:30... I could run to my house from the
store!!!!!! Trying to flag down taxi's is really annoying during rush hour.
Traffic here is an issue BTW.
had a lot of sick days this week so we didn't get out to work a whole lot. But
on Friday night we had a totally fun meal appointment with a really rich
family. Now when I say a "rich family meal appointment" (and
reminder… I am in a 3rd world country) I mean we had spaghetti with meatballs
and fried chicken and Lays chips and brownies with vanilla ice cream:) I
haven’t had Lays or the ice cream brownies since...MURICA! The husband is a real
estate agent and the wife is a fashion designer. The wife brought out her art
portfolio and we browsed through all her paintings (water color) and we had a
great conversation. She ended up giving me and my companion some really
expensive sketch pads! And they are big too! I guess I know what else I can do
on sick days!
had exchanges on Saturday. They were kind of walay klaro (not clear). We had a dance
practice for our Christmas conference on Saturday which took up 4 hours of the
splits, and then we had a baptism to go to later that evening (I got to perform
the baptism for the sisters IBD:)). We spent about 2 hours trying to navigate
the Jeepney system here in the city and I swear for a second we left the
mission! I am not sure where we went but I did see Jeeps going to the other
to watch the Christmas devotional from the 1st Presidency. It was great; I
liked it:) There were some good insights on what I should do when I have my own
wife and kiddies. We then hosted all the Elders at the house for the night
because we had an early dance practice last Monday. We cooked all of my food to
feed them and not to mention... out of money! But it was fun.
than that, the week was "mao ra gihapon!" (same old same old). We had
our Christmas conference. I messed up on the dance in front of the mission...
oh well - haha. We even forgot to bring our music for the dancing so we used
some random songs on the spot... it made it a bit weird haha. We got stockings
and candy and a little Plano sa Kaluwasan kit and neck ties for Christmas. I
like getting neck ties:)
my computer is being funny right now so I can send pics:/ Other than that all
is well! I hope you all stay safe in the cold! I will try my best here in the
- Elder Morris