This week was crazy! We had so much stuff going on it was ridiculous. Monday was fun. We had a birthday party for me. It was super awesome. We bought a 1,300 piso brick of real cheddar cheese (none of that fake Eden cheese nonsense) cooked up some macMoroni noodles, melted the cheese on the noodles and had homemade macMoroni and cheese. It was pretty tasty. Then there was lots of noodles left over and I'll tell you what we did with those later. (Suspenseful music)
Tuesday was crazy too. We went to the airport to catch our flight to manila for MLC and our flight was delayed pala. Dapat [must be] we left at like 2:00ish, but we didn't really leave until like 5:00. It was okay though, because we landed in the correct terminal and got some delicious Wendy's Bacconators. MMMMM BOY!!!!
Wednesday was MLC and it was super great. We learned about how to have the spirit poured out upon us and our areas, then talked about how to be effective leaders and then we ate some tasty MLC brownies and stuff. It was quite a success in my opinion. After MLC we were able to go to the temple, so that was of coarse a sublime experience. The temple is always nice. I was sitting in the celestial room and remembered the chandelier that used to be there. I think it was really just too great for this mortal sphere and is now hanging somewhere in the eternal realm of the celestial kingdom. The new chandelier is really nice too though and has lots of kulay [colored] rainbow sparkles. Yeah. The temple is the best!
Thursday was another miracle day. I went on another Crest hunt, because my toothpaste is almost out again and I was so worried that it wouldn't last on more month. Fortunately God listens to all our prayers and I was blessed with success once more. After I got my toothpaste we went to the airport and flew back to Palawan where we got home, had a short nap (because the previous days were full of gypped sleep and other super nakakapagod na [fatigue] things) and went out to teach a couple investigators.
I have to tell you about a couple of our investigators. Their names are Amalia and Kier. They are magkapatid [siblings], and super amazingly progressing. The coolest thing is that they are a part-member family. Their sister, Armalyn, was baptized a little more than a year ago in Aborlan by a couple of Elders by the names of Elder Corpuz and Elder Fawson. Yup. How much radder can it get? Well let me tell you. Amalia and Kier are only 14 and 16 years old and have already read the Book of Mormon through Alma. They're getting baptized on the 30th of this month. Let me just tell you now, this is the epitome of ASTIG!!!!!
Friday was busy too. We went and had to look at some bikes with the senior couple here for the Elders in Taytay, then we had weekly planing, so that took up almost the entire day. We did get to work for a few hours that evening though, so that was happy!
Saturday was way cool. Elder Andersen came to the Philippines to organize the 100th stake here in the country, the Mandaluyong stake, and last Saturday he did a priesthood leadership conference and we listened to a 4 hour broadcast of his teachings. It was really awesome. He taught about keeping the gospel simple. There are so many things and expectations and stuff that it can be overwhelming and hard for people to get it sometimes. It's important to keep it simple and easy to understand. There was some other stuff too, but this was my favorite. It was great!!!
yesterday was pretty much just the average Sunday except that we did some creative stuff for dinner. Remember the left over macMoroni from my birthday? We decided we needed to get it out of our fridge, so we created a new food. We whipped up a couple eggs, stirred in some hot sauce, put the noodles in it, then tossed it on the frying pan so it was like frying an egg, but with lots of noodles in it. Then we sprinkled some cheese on top and covered it with pepperonis. it was like an sunnyside-down macMoroni pizza. That's what happens when you don't prepare food for the sabbath. You just throw random stuff together, but it was honestly super masarap [delicious]. We called it the Ahn McFawsonley. Pure genius. :) I'll include a photo so you can sort of imagine what it was like. :)
Someone told me my hair looks like corn yesterday. So yeah. that was my week. This week will be just as busy, so you can be excited to hear all about it next week. I don't wanna give out any spoilers. :)
Mahal ko kayong lahat!!!!!! [I love you all!!!!!!]