Monday, 20 October 2014

Oct 19, 2014 - Chatting about school and food

Excerpts from emails to the family

Also, I looked up applying for BYU, and you need to have taken the SAT or ACT exam, in order to apply. I emailed them, and told them that you were on a mission, blah blah blah, and they said no exam, no admission. So, looks like I can’t send in an application, unless you are able to get permission to take the exam in Malaysia or Singapore.  Also, do you want me to apply anywhere else – SF, UBC, U of S (I looked at their website, looks nice if you can deal with Sask for 4 years), Queens, McGill, etc?

I might ask president if he would let me right the SAT, he has allowed some missionaries before, just explain the "hey I'm not from the states so I need to write the SAT" but I don't want to go to BYU... soooo....
In terms of school, I could endure U of S... probably more than I could endure Ontario...  UBC can.
Ya, apply to UBC, UofS, and Queens... although I don't know if I want to go to Queens... so maybe not. 

How many times have you eaten snake. (Mom wants to know if you ate monkey)

Do people eat rats in Malaysia?

I've eaten snake 3 times, but it is my favourite and I want to eat it more. I haven't eaten monkey, the only time I was offered monkey was in Kapit, and I was only there one day, and the monkey was just sitting out in a market, so a little gross and sketch. There are a few places to get Dog, but I haven't gotten Dog yet. (There was one in Sibu (not known by health people haha) but it was sketch)
People don't eat rats here, rats are gross! But every now and then we find a dead rat or two close to our house, #albertaratfree
I am going to be a JEDI for Halloween. 
I am going to be Elder Bester for Halloween.

How are you feeling this week? Did the pepto bismol make it through? Tell me if you need more, I wasn't sure if I could ship it. 

Pepto Bismol is still in Singapore because I couldn't check luggage on the way back to avoid getting a bad stamp in passport (long story)

What are you doing for PDay? Do you guys get to exercise ever? Do you spend all of PDay in your church clothes?

Pday... probably emailing and eating. most pdays are spent in church clothes haha.

I think maybe you have a baptism scheduled for next weekend, is that still on?
1st of November!
also explanation of some pictures, and RC family asked us to come and worship with them because their (someone) had died, we went there, and they had us take pictures with the baby because the baby is really white.
Biking selfie
Alot of rain and out flooding driveway...
Melanau Kampung's
Sego worms!

What is the picture with the little pictures?
That is the transfer list from when I was a black square! (Meaning my 1st transfer) with Elder Baranov in Kuching! It was in the branch clerks office!
Did you eat the worms? And where was the monkey?
Didn't eat the worms, but we might end up eating them... because lots of people eat them here...
The monkey is our investigators pet haha

interesting release from the mormonnewsroom

Also I've started reading the bible in iban (new Testament, old testament in English puts me to sleep, not ready to struggle through that) and I've been very surprised with how much I understand

Cool. I've probably asked, but is it similar to malay? I'm guessing no Book of Mormon in Iban yet? Do you have a malay hymn book?

I have an Indonesian hymn book because there is no Malay hymn book (Indo and Malay are almost the same) Iban has similarities, and I can understand it because i've been around it so much, but for example, if someone told me they speak two languages, and those two languages were Malay and Indo, I'd say they only know 1. If they say they speak Malay and Iban, I'd say they know 2. 

 have I told you that I teach English? isn't that so ironic :P

That is funny! Mostly members or non members?
haha practically no one comes any more, there used to be a lot of Chinese students... but they all went to school... so now it is just one member :P

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