Kumusta pamilya!I can't believe that it's P-day again. It seriously feels like I just had p-day just a couple days ago. That's the weird thing about the MTC. Time. It flies by and drags on at the same time. And the days just mush together. It really is the hardest thing at night to try and remember what I did that day because the morning seems like such a long time ago. But it's good because it does go super fast at the same time.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
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Sunday, July 7, 2013
Kamusta pamilya ko!So we were told by the older districts that this week and next are like the Isaiah chapters in the Book of Mormon. And I definitely could feel that. Some parts of this week were really good and others were super frustrating. We learned how to conjugate a new type of verb every day this week and they are all just mixed up in my brain right now. But I think they're starting to get a little easier, it just takes a LOT of practice. And we taught 4 lessons in Tagalog this week. Some were really frustrating and others went so well. we taught a 45 min lesson and we talked in Tagalog the whole time!!! It was so awesome and we were able to say pretty much what we wanted to say. And we were able to mostly understand what she said in answer to our questions, which is always a plus. But a lot of that lesson was trying to come up with the right sentence structure. That is the slowest part of Tagalog. I know all the words but it has to be in the right order or they have no idea what you are trying to say. I feel like 90% of my day is spent praying. One reason is that we pray before and after everything. But the other reason is that Tagalog sentences are SO long and then it takes a really long time to think of how to say what you want. My district was joking around one day that we really have no idea how to speak Tagalog. That we get into a lesson and say "mahal po kayo ng Diyos" (God loves you) and then "Puwede po tayong ng magdasal?" (Can we pray?). And that pretty sums up our lessons! Although I guess that if there is only one thing we can say, Mahal po kayo ng Diyos is a pretty good thing to say. But we really do know how to say more than that....it just feels like we don't. And of course we all say funny things somtimes. My kasama blessed the book of mormon one time in a prayer and another time she was leading the hymn that we were singing as a district and you're supposed to say "Handa....awi!" (ready...go!) but she said "Hindi...awa!" (No...mercy!) We've all learned to laugh at ourselves. Actually I haven't laughed so much in my life as I have in the last two weeks. The elders are a little annoyed about it but we have to laugh or we'll get overwhelmed and depressed. Everyone should have a giggle moment every single day!
Posted by Sirrine Family at 5:01 PM