Squeeze and stroke
No labor but valuable prize
Stop the Problem
Stop the Foreigner
The proof is Cheer
So as I maybe mentioned last week, we spent Monday in the Helping Hands Center. It was great. Most things of the week happened that day. This week had a bit of a lack of normal missionary work. Here's a review:
|Lunar New Year English Class! It was a bigger class than we usually have|
Tuesday: P-Day and English Class
Wednesday: Oh we met an investigator that day. He's really cool. #SavingSouls
Thursday: All day cleaning
Friday: Uploading data to Area Book, and then English class. We actually met a really nice potential investigator the sisters referred from KakaoTalk.
Saturday: Only Area Book planner. Also we cleaned the church and the sink had problems. Also I had to write a talk bc someone couldn't get to church
Sunday: Church, auditing, clerking, fixing a frozen pipe in the meantime. (We pulled water out of the pipe with a ladle, and then filled it back up with boiling water from one of the church's giant rice cookers. That was fun.)
So back to Monday.
So we got to the center via the free buses that are the best thing about Gangneung now, and it was immediate running around town. I guess because I lived here before, they trusted me to find all the random places the city was wanting to send us. They need a lot of translation for taxi drivers out here, let me tell you.
|We helped a lady from Holland. There were a lot of Hollanders that day|
Basically what happened is we were trying to get to the back gate of the Olympic stadium, but our taxi driver got us to the front gate bc he couldn't find a way around the blocked roads. We ask all the workers, and the only way to the back gate by walking was through the park, and you had to get a pass to go in, so it was rather intense, but we got our pass and had a nice stroll down Korean Disneyland. There are parades and giant vending machines and it's just intense. Also lots of cheering.
|Vending machine with human-sized coins|
But anyway, we eventually get to the back exit, because the only reason we came in was to go out, and just as we leave we run into a reporter. The first thing she asks us is if we can speak English. I can, and even though I can tell English stresses her out, she starts explaining that she needs to find foreigners to do a mini quiz show thing. We agree to help, because why not? and she tries to explain where to go, but the English isn't working for her. I finally switch into Korean and she freaks out about meeting a foreigner who knows Korean and starts going off about how I need to do that on the radio.
But long story short, we helped translate for taxis for a bit, and then went back and did a quick quiz show for MBC radio in an information box nearby. I didn't win but it's OK, because I got free stuffed mascots as a consolation prize. (The winner got two boxes of the Tiger and Bear. She was really nice) Pictures exist I think. In order to send them I need to stop now though, so BYE!