Sunday, September 29, 2013

Brides Pool

Stuff in Hong Kong is going really good! I'm not sure when we get to watch conference, but moves calls is coming this next week. Elder Arrington says I'm leaving, but I can't tell. Well see. Home sounds pretty normal this week, Fall is going to be one thing that I think I'll miss. However, This last pday was awesome! We went hiking to this super cool place called brides pool. It was right after the typhoon so water was everywhere. I didn't bring my camera for the good part so you'll have to trust me on this one. Anyway, Brides Pool is supposed to be this little pool with a little waterfall, but when we went it was a big pool with a huge waterfall! You'll see it eventually, Arrington brought his waterproof camera. It felt like we were in Jurassic Park!  This pday we are going to a beach, so we'll see how that goes:)
Cantonese is going pretty good, still have a boatload to learn, but it's a lot better than before:)

Oh, yeah, I forgot to tell you, we totally fire-bombed the kitchen. Elder Arrington broke one day and we ransacked the whole place, spayed roach killer everywhere, and used a fumigation bomb. We haven't seen many cockroaches since.

It's weird to think that Matt is 20. It's weirder to think that I'm 19 now, I miss being a special 18 year old missionary.

 Yeah that's about it for this week, the work is going well and we are having fun at the same time. I hope things are going well at home. I love you all and hope to hear from ya'll soon!

Elder Osborne


Dear family,

 This week seems like not that much happened, mostly because we had a "typhoon" over the weekend. It was a super week where I was, but we still had to stay in our apartment. We would have had a lot of people invite us to dinner, but they all cancelled with the weather. Other than that, things are going really well here. Moves calls and conference is coming up soon, so that should be exciting.
 Home sounds crazy as ever. Tell Dad that he is a super old fart for me. That's about it for this week, I'll be sending some pictures today too.
Elder Osborne



Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

Things here are really good! The work is progressing and my and my comp are doing really good together:) Home sounds like something weird and crazy happens every week, did stuff like that happen like that when I was home? Hong Kong has crazy stuff happen too, it just happens everyday so I don't know what stuff to tell you about. Mission tour is coming soon, which means some church leaders in the mission department is coming and checking up on us, we'll see how that goes. Also the Mid-Autumn moon festival is coming up this week too. It's kind of like Chinese Thanksgiving, like getting together with family and stuff, except instead of turkey, they have moon cakes.
 Our investigators are doing great too, Leo is doing great, he comes to church every week now, so that's good:)  I'm so glad that I have the chance to serve such great people here. I hope things at home stay good. The weather is pretty normal here, it should start cooling off and get more mild soon. I love you all and hope that everything is doing well.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Pet Fairies

 Home sounds crazy. I can't believe it's already been two years since Robbie left on his mission. Missions feel too fast. I hope Trevor gets better too. Being sick on a mission would be super hard. Things here are pretty normal feeling. Things are going pretty smoothly, we've got good investigators and a great ward that helps us a ton:) One cool thing is last night we ate dinner with the Jehng family and our investigator, Nephew. Yes, his name is really Nephew, and he's awesome. The Jehng family is also awesome. They remind me so much of you guys back home. The dad is goofy like Dad The mom is relief society pres. and is also like Mom and the kids are like Honey, Lou, and Jug. Especially the one like Lou. I also learned how to say pokemon in chinese there too. It literally translates into "pet fairies". Chinese translations can be weird like that sometimes.

I think moves calls are on october 8th. We all try to speculate who's going where, but we really can never tell. My comp feels like I'm leaving, but I feel like I'm staying, so we'll see. Yeah chinese translations are really funny. Soda is literally air water, computer is electric brain, to call some one on the phone is "hit give'. you also hit your tie to tie it. My language is awesome, it's fun and weird like me:)

Elder Osborne

Friday, September 6, 2013

Hong Kong is Awesome

Dear Family,

 Things are pretty good right now, nothin' much to complain about. This week is temple week so my pday is on wednesday here. That's cool that we have a filipino serving in our ward right now, I'm living with one in my apartment. His name is Elder Dy and he's awesome! Thanks so much for the package, it was awesome, all the stuff is way useful! especially the lemon heads:) 

 Speaking of having missionaries over for dinner, we were eating at an awesome member's house and while were were introducing ourselves, they said I look very "mormon". I don't really know what that means, everyone thinks my comp is mexican and apparently I look like a Mormon to chinese people. So yeah, dinner with members here is awesome fun! Things are really goood over here. I feel like I'm learning Cantonese faster now, which feels really good:) I feel really blessed to be here serving and learning. Hong Kong is an awesome place and I really feel like I belong here. I hope things keep going well for you guys back home, I love you all so much and I'll hear from y'all soon!

Elder Pohng:)

Monday, September 2, 2013


Dear Family,

 We had a good week in Hong Kong. I had a good birthday, but I wish I was still 18. I'm not special anymore! oh well. Also this week was pretty different, on my birthday, some of us missionaries performed in a concert thing at a high school. It was pretty fun for my birthday. This boy band from america was the main event. They aren't famous, they're just touring asia as a service thing. Asians love it because they love foreigners. Us missionaries get it lot too. when we go out finding we sometimes talk to teenages girls who say " I'm not interested, but you are sooo handsome!". Asians, man. Also, they like to take pictures with us. Also funny. There have got to be thousands of people with pictures of missionaries who don't even know who we are. It's just a funny Hong Kong quirk.

Sounds like stuff back home is crazy. I got Jugs football pictures. What a boss. In HK, we'd call him a "lang zai" (handsome boy). He's awesome. 
Things are pretty good here in Hong Kong. Today, we're going to a Bruce Lee exhibit at a museum!! Bruce Lee is so boss! His trainer's grave is in my area, how cool is that!? This mission is legendary! I love you all and hope you're doing well.

Love, Elder Osborne