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Monday, August 24, 2015

Yellow Ones

Hey everyone!

Hope all is well wherever you are to be found!

This last week has been..... Interesting.

Last Sunday we were walking down the street through a sketchy part of Corona when this guy stopped us and asked us if we spoke Spanish. Nuenschwander said that we did. The guy, clearly hammered out of his mind, immediately said you don't speak Spanish, he speaks Spanish, pointing to me. He then asked me if I would buy him food because he spent all of his money on booze. I said sure and we went to this dirty Chinese place that was on the corner. We walked in, he ordered his food and I paid for it. He then told us about how God is an alien and some other really funny stuff. He asked Morrison, 'do you believe that God is huge?' Morrison said, "God is everything." The drunk dude seemed amazed at this and promptly started to blubber. Meanwhile the chino people working at this restaurant were all laughing their butts off at all of us. To be fair it was pretty funny. We were probably the oddity of the week. I asked the drunk guy where he was from. He said he was from Honduras. I said the standard response, "tu eres catracho!" He lit up and started singing a song "No Ay un pueblo mas macho que un pueblo catracho". Then he started crying again. We decided it was time to go so I told him to not drink anymore, he said no, and then we left.

We've noticed [lately] that Chinese people will gladly run you over in their cars this last little while. A whole new meaning to the quote from the movie Elf, "the yellow ones don't stop!" The other day we were crossing junction and I almost got run over I looked up and screamed "the yellow ones don't stop!" just out of pure instinct, and sure enough it was a chino dude trying to murder me.

There is only one week left of this transfer and then los tres mosqueteros will be broken up! Being in a trio is fun but it takes a lot of dedication to get everyone headed in one direction.

Can't wait to see what happens this next transfer! I hit my 8 month mark a week ago! 1/3 of the way done!

We'll keep on rockin here!


Melvin, a member here that's about to leave for Colombia Cali! Then Saul Sarmiento -- eating a sandwich. Oh and the good looking one is me.