August 27, 2010
Subject: “Thoughts from the future…” (because he sends e-mails 15 hours ahead of our time),
Well, I’m here! Also, just so I don’t leave you guessing, the area that I’ll be serving in is… Actually, maybe I will leave you guessing. Couldn’t hurt right?
Well I’ve already eaten off of a banana leaf with my hands. An Indian family laughed at us the whole time. It was way funny. Also, I’ve been contacting. I went contacting within the first two hours I was here. Me and Whinham met a kid named Fali. Got his info and stuff so maybe someone will teach him soon.
My trainer is Elder Teng. He’s straight outta Mainland China. Basically no English. And when he does speak English, I can’t understand a word he says. Not a one. He was trying to tell me earlier to “love everyone.” I heard: “Raow ervvvvvine.” Honestly. I even had him spell it out and couldn’t even understand his letters. Funny stuff. Someone said he’s a bit uptight, but I’ll whip him into shape.So, my first area is right here in the lovely city of Singapore. I LOVE IT! It’s amazing. So many people. Gotta go now. Love you all a lot. I’ll e-mail again on Wednesday.