Here is a little bit from Maryandra's e-mail to home:
Eikaiwa (English conversation class) was really
interesting. I had so many people in my class that I had to shorten our conversation time to three minutes each instead of five. I had ten people In Attendance! What a record! But the funny thing is, I went from lowest to highest, or most, attendees this week. Advanced class usually only has four or five people total, so I was flabbergasted, especially when I was the only who had numbers like that. But yeah, it made eikaiwa very interesting today.
Thursday: Well, theres's no doubt that I've definitely caught something. I think it's just a cold, but... Yeah. It's not fun. Still, it could be much worse, huh? I'll take advantage of my vitamin-C's, and try to stay asleep more at night, and things like that, and I hope that this blows over soon!Wow, today sure packed a wallop! The one day I would have been okay taking it easy, and we end up having four visiting appointments. Sure, it was great, of course. We just had to ride all the way to hashimoto, then to kamimizo, then back to hashimoto again, and then tpreturned to sagamihara. I'm bushed. And I can feel myself getting more sick. That's not a good feeling. Yeah, we have zero conversations so far, but we met with four people! That's a record! I really want to go out and talk to people, but I'm not feeling that well. I'm wondering if it would be a good idea to at least try and take a nap first, even though that never works for me, or at least hasn't thus far? I don't know. But I really feel like I don't deserve to rest yet. I committed to president Wada that I would keep it up, and we would get more contacts together, and work as a team! Ahhhh, torn...... But I forgot we have to eat dinner before we decide anything. Man, biking from 9:30am till 4:15-ish sure beats the snot out of a person, not to mention how hot and sweaty you can get. And sunburned. I forgot about that too. But thankfully, it's mostly just my arms this time around. I need to remember and think before I go outside to put on my sunscreen. But hey, what's done is done. Worst case scenario, I'll just get more freckles or an even worse farmers tan. Whoo! But it felt good to be outside more than inside for once, the first time all transfer!Sunday:
We got ahuge load of fruits and vegetables on our fruits basket this week,which I find frankly amazing! And guess what? A big tub of grapes was included! YAAAAAAAAY!!!! And they're the normal American kind from Costco, not the ones you have to peel!!! Yaaaaaay!!!!! We had a bit of a rough time carrying potatoes, lettuce, grapes and peaches all to the apartment, and fitting it all into the fridgeWhoa. Whilewaiting for our ride just now inside the church, a mini earthquake happened. It was over in less than two seconds, but it was really weird. I couldn't feel it with my feet because the church has a strong foundation, but I saw the walls shake all the way down the hall. Now THAT was a weird sensation! To not feel the ground move, but everything actually IS moving, and you see it, but don't feel it! That's the exact opposite of motion sickness. And one of the weirdest messages my brain has ever sent to me. Wow.I'm feeling the beginnings of a sorethroat coming on. But other than that, I feel fine...... Wheeee! The time spent at the ward members' home was very fun!It was great. We showed them a Mormon message about forgiveness. It's called "forgiveness: my burden was made light." And then we shared the scripture Moroni 7:45-48. I recommend you all watch that video as well! It's great! Anyway, now we are finally back at the apartment. That was a long car ride. It took about the equivalent of going from Orem to Lehi, except that there were a lot more twists and turns, hills of ups and downs, and since it's been so long since I've been in a car for more than twenty minutes, I got that feeling that reminded me I sometimes get carsick. Haha, but I was okay. We had somen for dinner... HAHAHAAAAA!!!!! Whenever I tried to write somen, the auto-correct in my iPad always changed it to women!!!! It thinks we ate women for dinner!... Yikes. Anyway, yeah we had somen for dinner. It was delicious.Monday:It started raining as we cameback from doing shopping, and it now sounds like it has become rather heavy. Yikes. Well, what better time than now to finally take a picture of the view from the apartment?