Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Pohng = Borne

 It's been a pretty good week, we're finding more people and things seem to be going good, this week should be especially good, we've got some potential families to teach coming out of the woodwork and stuff. I'm glad things are still going good at home, besides the Durhams moving, that stinks, I'm going to miss them a lot. Why is everyone jumping ship while I'm gone? Moves calls are coming up soon again around December 11th. I feel like I'm leaving this time, but I don't want to, I feel like there's a lot that I still need to do here. This last Sunday was really cool though, I got to see Leo bless the sacrament and I also got to see Nephew receive the Aaronic Preisthood. He should also be passing the sacrament this Sunday too. It's really cool to see them both progress this far:) 

Tell Gramdma Cow I said happy birthday for me, I hope she's doing alright. Things here are doing good, we've got a good mission here:) I was thinking about Christmas and all I really want is maybe some money to buy investigators and friends Christmas presents. I just barely gave Nephew and one of our best fellowshippers Preach My Gospels to help them teach lessons with us and hopefully serve missions in the future. They really liked it. Ideas for my Christmas package could be more pictures, a little deodorant, some lemon heads if you have some, other than that just have fun and surprise me:) That's about it this week, not too much has happened besides a really good zone conference, but that's about it. I love you and I'll hear from you soon.

Elder Osborne

P.S. I found out why my Chinese name is Pohng, It's the transliteration for "Borne" like the Jason Borne movies. osborne, borne, close enough. Pretty cool though:)

Monday, November 11, 2013

Special Fries

Home sounds like it's doing awesome! Tell Jug congratulations for me! Honey sent me a pic of the wedding and of jug's game, looks awesome! I'm so glad things a going well back home. Hong Kong is doing good too, Nephew got confirmed yesterday, which went really well. I'm still working on being a good senior companion and good missionary in general, but things are progressing, so I'm happy:) so yeah, things here are pretty good. Today we are going a place called the Mega Box, it's like the third biggest mall in the world and is supposed to be pretty cool. Malls are everywhere here. That's about it for this week, sorry if it wasn't much. Next week should be better email-wise. Tell everyone that they're doing great and that I love you all. Tell Lou to be nice. I hope things keep going well for you back home. Also learn how to make curry from that chef guy. We eat curry here a lot. It's super good!

The best thing I ate this week was probably McDonalds. They have special fries here called shake shake fries. You put 'em in a bag, put some flavor powder in it and shake it. It's wayyy good:) Right now they have japanese curry flavor:)
The worst thing I ate this week was nothing
The best thing that happened this week was Nephew's Confirmation!
My companion is: from Orem, Utah. We get along really well actually. He did drama in high school, loves movies a lot and loves weird music. Chinese people think he looks like Mr. Bean. They say I look like Havoc from Xmen Origins, or the lead singer from Maroon 5
What I'm reading in the scriptures right now is Alma 18ish. Ammon is just about to convert King Lamoni.
My next temple day is nov. 19th.
We are doing shopping! for p-day. Also watch Stellas mormon.org video and you'll know what I mean. BTW it's in cantonese:)


Elder Osborne

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Multicultural In HK

 I had very good week this week, we had a lot of good stuff happen:) Home sounds almost as awesome as Hong Kong. Please send me pictures of the Indian wedding thing, it sounds interesting. Really interesting. I've got an Indian friend here in my area. His name is Ali, one day I just sat on a bench and talked with him a bit. He asked me if I liked Coke, I said yes and he got up, went to a little Chinese shop and got us two cream sodas. I didn't really get a chance to share the gospel with him but he's super nice and I see him every once in a while getting home from high school. He also might have added me on facebook. So that's my story with Indians in Hong Kong.

Also, we had dinner with a family in our ward last night, which was where I found out that Chinese people also believe that drinking vinegar is good for you. They said farmers came up with it too, so maybe the Osborne's have some Chinese in them somehow. This place never ceases to surprise me.
 Things here a really good, I'm still not entirely sure what I want for Christmas quite yet, but I think I'll hold off on getting a new suit till the end. Lemonheads sound good. Maybe a little deodorant stuff. I definitely want more pictures. Also I heard of this good phrase book that is made by the same people that made one of the dictionaries I got from the MTC. I heard it's green and looks just like the two dictionaries I have, which are red and purple. I remember seeing the red dictionary on amazon, so the green one should be there too. That's a Christmas idea.

That's about it this week, thanks so much for being awesome for me. I love you all so much and I hope things stay cool and multicultural in Utah.

Also have some more good news. This is Nephew, and he got baptized yesterday.

Me, Elder Van Orman, Peter, and Angus. These two studs are pretty much my best buds in sheung shui ward

Elder Osborne