KK is a lot different than what I had imagined. The population here is between 400-500 thousand people. There are crazy drivers and people everywhere. I am glad that Elder Larson knows how to get around because it scares me to death everytime we go out in the car. I guess we will be buying the Larson's car but I'm not sure I'll ever want to drive. They drive on the opposite side of the road and I'm constantly ducking and screaming thinking we are going to be killed.
The weather hasn't been too terribly bad. It was very nice in Singapore, not too hot at all. It hasn't been too bad here in KK either. Of course we go from our air conditioned apartment to an air conditioned car and then to air conditioned buildings, so we are doing pretty well.
Today the Larson's showed us how to get around and which stores to shop at. I can't figure where in the heck we ever are. I think we just go around in circles but somehow we end up where we need to be. They don't put up street names so you just have to go by landmarks.
We haven't suffered too much with jet lag. By the time we got to Singapore we had been up for about 36 to 40 hours. When we got to the mission home we were having our passports copied when I discovered I had left mine at the Singapore airport. I was so worried and upset. We hurried back over and the people at the information desk had it. Some kind soul had turned it in. I was so relieved. A very tender mercy from Heavenly Father. We turned in early for bed, about 6:30 pm and just died. We woke up at the time we usually wake up, 5:00 am, and went for a walk around the mission home grounds. Then it was time to leave for the airport at 12:00 noon and then on to KK.
Tonight is the RS Birthday dinner for the two KK branches. Sis Larson and I are going. I'm not sure what the two Elders will be doing while we are gone. The meeting house is a very nice one. A different floor plan. The chapel doubles as an activity room. I know we are having cake tonight because Sis. Larson had to pick up a cake for it. I'm not sure what else we are having. I'll let you all know later because I'm sure you won't be able to rest until you know what we had for the RS birthday.
I am now going to try and attach some pictures. If you see them then you will know I did it -- if you don't see them, well then you'll know I'm dumb and don't know quite how to do it yet.
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This the house where the Chinese biggie himself lived. It is front of the concubine house. The church bought it several years ago. It now has two chapels in it. The concubine house is behind.