Thank you for the recipes. We don't have an oven. We do have a gas stovetop. That is where we do most of our cooking. We have a microwave and a fridge/freezer. We also have a toaster oven. The apartment we live in is one of the nicest in the mission. It's a house, it is a pretty big house for the Philippines (3 bedrooms). It definitely isn't the same living conditions as the U.S. but its how the people live here in the Philippines so that is how I am going to live for the next few months.
Dad: I audibly laughed when I read your story about the 15% project. That's not the first time that you have seen something that needed to be done years before it actually happened. Good luck!
We only have two full weeks left in this cycle then either Elder Daluz or I will get transferred. We should know whats going to happen by next Wednesday. Other than that not much has changed. We are still working hard to finish training and to be able to find and teach. Echague really is a great area. I feel that I have adjusted and am learning new stuff everyday.
Last funny story! Elder Oyardo and Daluz wanted to play ping-pong this morning (ping-pong is a sport here... haha) And Elder Smith needed a haircut so we went to the barber. They also do straight-razor shaves so I figured why not. I would like to preface this by saying 99.9% of Filipinos cannot grow facial hair. So he laid me back and the shaving cream was essentially just scented water... He then proceeded to shave my face. It wasn't the most pleasant experience and he missed like three separate areas. But now I can say I have had a straight-razor shave from a Filipino barber. :)
Well that is essentially my week in review. I love you all and hope you will have a most fantastic week.