The English fast doesn't include e-mails or phone calls home, but we kind of died at district meeting on Monday, we had a testimony meeting and one of the Elders in our district just got to HK and then the toliet overflowed Monday night, and our fast died there. Not to mention, a lot of our members and investigators speak to us in English and we don't want to deny them the opportunity to practice because they don't get to speak English with an American very often. It turned into us speaking Cantonese to each other and English to everyone else sometimes. A little backwards I know, but I thought it was funny. Now that we know what an English fast is like, we're going to try it again starting tomorrow.
Well, we found a gecko in our apartment the other night!!!! I was a bit jumpy that night, but after talking to the natives we've realized it's a choice of 1-2 geckos or 2 inch long cockroaches and mosquitoes. . . . that wasn't a hard choice. His name is Brother Fred. . .
The Chinese don't like the sun! There are so many umbrellas out in the summer! it's hilarious!!
2 – I always hear that Hong Kong is pretty safe. Have you seen that is true? Have you had any problems?
It seems pretty safe to me, we're obviously careful, but we went contacting at about 8 the other night and I didn't feel any safer or less safe than any other time of the day. There's crazies like everywhere else, but there's also a TON of people.
Tuesday we went to a wetlands park with our Sha TIn ward. Ward activities are pretty different here. First of all we had a bus like a double decker street kind reserved for our ward. Second, we all went to this wetlands park which is like an arboretum/zoo about the wet lands in Hong Kong. Third, we had several tour guides that took our ward around and the whole ward had lunch at the "Cafe de Coral" inside the park. Crazy huh? Our tour guide was pretty funny. Of course we didn't understand much of what he was saying, but we did understand a little. Regardless, he would stop every few minutes and shout a synopsis in English to us!! hahaha he apologized at the end of the tour for not doing better, but I thought it was great because I got the main idea and didn't have to listen to the whole presentation. We actually saw him while we were out finding the other day!