Monday, April 28, 2014

Week 14... again no pics :(

Hey! I'll be Skyping on American Mother's Day cuz I don't have a Mexican companion, so yeah.
Tell dad there's a letter getting to him in a couple of days, I think, and I'll write to him again soon. I haven't gotten any letters from anyone, but I have a friend coming over from Praia on Wednesday so if I have anything he'll bring it to me.
That cake looks soo sick, tho, I really want some about now. Cabo Verdeans suck at cooking. Nothing here has strong flavors since they don't use high fructose corn syrup on anything, they only use cane sugar, which is probably why everyone is super buff here.
And I'm all good with money, we get 18,000 escudos in like 2 days so I won't need anything. Sorry I haven't used my camera much, I'll probably start using it this next week though.
Man, you're sooo lucky you get to see Spider Man 2. I walked into this guys house and they were interviewing Andrew Garfield (he's my new celebrity mancrush) and the trailer looked soooo sick! I got a little trunky during those 3 minutes lol. Alright well I don't have much else to say, take care of your fingers cuz they are the only ones you have... actually no, you have another 6, but still. Fica bem! Love you tons!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Week 13... no pics :(

Hey yeah I get to Skype home!!!! Just make sure you go visit mom and dad so I can see everyone. And dude, I don't know much Criollo yet. Everyone says you're only able to speak it once you're senior companion. Well, at least that's what Elder Olson said, which kinda makes sense.
They didn't have much of a celebration for Easter. Well, scratch that. Yesterday "Benfica" (which is everyone's favorite soccer team) won the Portuguese cup so everyone and their mothers were out in the street till midnight drunk and yelling and celebrating and whatnot. I think it was the hardest day on the mission so far for me because we couldn't find ANYONE. It sucked, but at least everyone is quiet today cuz they all have hangovers.
I didn't take any pics this past week, so I'll send some next week.
Tchao! Take Care!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Week 12, Transfer #2

Dude I ran out of ketchup here like 3 weeks ago, and Cabo Verdean ketchup SUCKKSSS so bad. So Cryolo itself is actually a language on it's own, so I'm gonna make sure I go home knowing 4 languages for sure. Today is the first day of my 2nd transfer, man it went by super quick. I'm staying with the same companion in the same area.
So I started working out in the mornings but my legs kill me throughout the day. Hopefully I'll at least go home with awesome calves lol. I totally learned how to eat Chinese food with chopsticks! I felt like a total sir eating all fancy.
Oh and about the clothes, Cabo Verdeans only wear like the same 3 shirts over and over again, but nothing African-ish. They are quite strange though.
Here, when someone dies they don't mourn. They just go party at the nearest Plaza and they blast Bob Marley and American music. There's nothing funnier than seeing 7 Cabo Verdean men jamming out to Wrecking Ball, especially since they don't know a word of English.

Eating with two sticks like a Sir.
So I wanted to buy granola but I wasn't a pirate or a princess,
so I couldn't decide. 
I can't get over this nutella and white chocolate mix
The beaches here are gorgeous, the water is super blue.
But the sand in SPI is better, this sand is super hard.

We had Zone Conference last week and I got to take a pic
with my grandpa! His name is Elder Otterstrom, so there's 3
generations here. 
I made a majestic zebra balloon animal without looking at instructions.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Week 11

I finally had Cachupa!! It's soo good but super heavy, it fills you up quick! About 3 times during transfers zone leaders, the mission president, and other important people travel between islands so they bring mail and packages with them. Well, I don't really have much to say so I'll just send a few pics.
Oh yeah, and this is the last week of this transfer, so I might be going somewhere else this weekend.
So this is the famous Cachupa.
Cape Verdeans put a fried egg over everything, btw. Its funny. 
Elder Olsen and I at the tiny restaurant.
You know you're mexican when you're cutting up veggies and this happens.
Me being too lazy to cook or wash dishes.
I finished like 3/4 of this cereal box in one sitting.