New Food -- every Tuesday we have district meeting with the elders and sisters in our apartment. I usually fix them some lunch. After all, they are missionaries and someone's sons and daughters and they do work extremely hard. And I love them all tons. On Tuesday, Elder Tadius, who is a Malay native, brought us a dish to try. It was lizard. One of the members had killed this huge lizard, at least 6' long, and given Elder Tadius and Elder Gottfredson half of the lizard. They cut it into pieces and then boiled it and then fried it in a soy type of sauce. I can now say that I have also eaten lizard. It was rather tough and of course it tasted like chicken. Elders Tadius and Gottfredson also took the lizard skin and are drying it. Elder Gottfredson wants to make a wallet out of the skin.
The KK1 Branch had a New Year's Day party at the beach. The branch president, President Ng, told me "You bring cake." So I made chocolate mint brownies.
Here is a picture of some of our favorite fruits:
The red hairy like things on the left are ramatan and the purple things on the right are mangosteen. Both very delicious.
Here is what they look like when you peel off the outer layer. Both white inside. The ramatan has a large seed inside while the mangosteen has some small seeds in some of the sections. I really love the mangosteen the best. They call it the queen of the fruit. It is not always mangosteen season, so when it is mangosteen season, we buy a lot.
Again, we want to wish everyone Selamat Dahun Baru/Happy New Year. We love and miss everyone so much. Please send us emails and let us know how and what you and your families are up to. The first thing we do every morning to check our emails to see if anyone remembers us and to see if we made the obit page. Love to all E/S Read