Monday, December 31, 2012
of the work is still done by hand They lay their rice on the road to dry.
It doesn't matter if you run over it, we try not to but sometimes you
have no choice. We don't know how long it takes to dry, they just said
after they turn it four times. They turn it with wide tooth wooden rakes
seen one in a field, they just go up and down the road hauling sacks of
rice or people. They are often used for transpotation. It is steered by very
long wooden handles like an old hand plow. They are so dangerous on
the road at night because they have no lights. We about hit one the other
night and just at the last minute Kent noticed a little flickering light, someone
was holding a small flashlight!
. They use them as work animals.
use it both on dry land and in the flooded fields
was white but as it cooked it turned yellow and then brownish. Definately
not like our corn at home.
are planted by hand.
who took us to several offices where we were weighed, measured drug tested,
eyes checked, had our pictures taken about 6 times and signed our names at
least ten times and finally after 2 or 3 hours we had our drivers licenses.
used to be Clark Airfield. The upstairs is the presidents home and the
downstairs has the mission office and two apartments, one for the office
couple and one for the APs. We spent two nights here while we waited
for our car to be ready.
of grocery stores that carry American foods.
Elder and Sister Tischer drove ahead of us and guided us to Camiling
. On the way he stopped by and showed us the new mission home that is
almost complete and is in Tarlac so it will be much closer to us.
the size of it. It is easily 4-5 times bigger than our house on Christmas Island.
It has a huge great room and two bedrooms and what I call a laundry room
though the only part of the laundry done there is the ironing.
for us. They had put up a Christmas tree and decorated our house. They
are so sweet.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
|We were at the MTC with Kents cousin Ed and his|
wife Connie. With two Edward Mosers there was a bit of
confusion the first day but then they got it figured out.
Connie and I think Grandma Moser is very proud!
|We had to do the traditional picture!|
|Vance and Orfilia Hedin|