Month: April 2016

another week down

this week was just about the exact same

highlight tho we had dallin h oaks of the 12 come and talk to us that was awesome. like wow you are not only on tv.

hardest part this week is one of our lessons we got wrecked so that was really hard because first off no idea what they [it’s people that come and be “investigators”] are saying because chinese. long story short it was bad but it’s ok the next day after that was way better.

another highlight of the week we were doing service like we normally do [we do service on fridays we basically just unload shipments of food and put it away] but this time the people here had music playing just some EDM [electronic dance music] it made me really really happy

i’ll get pictures later today because the computer i’m on won’t let me and its annoying

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switched computers woot so pictures

my district and the last day with Shi Lao Shi he was dope but he is moving back to new york

my district and the last day with Shi Lao Shi he was dope but he is moving back to new york

 

"its a lama.. nuff said"

“its a lama.. nuff said”

 

"the map - mom wanted it so here it is"

“the map – mom wanted it so here it is”

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yes i did get the package and it was fantastic getting all thoes letters they were all so cute

{note from Elder Gomm’s mom: the kindergartners and first graders that Landon helped in the library were learning about how to show appreciation and lots of them wrote him thank you notes}

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oh something important that happened the cantos left this week so our zone is like 40% smaller right now cantos come in today but no more elder parker so things are suddenly a lot quieter

 

Wǒmen zǒu ba (Let’s Go)

This week was better still great still sucks.

The japanese zone I had been talking to a lot all took off so that sucks. They were all awesome super fun to talk to.

but umm highlight of the week is we play D and D for an hour before bed just during our free time each night so that is fun.

Low is my branch president said I need a haircut already.

My ma ma is curious – so exercise: show up run a mile or 2 (not ran more than 2 yet), I’ve also put on 7 lbs it sucks, then stretch, abs, 4 square.

Sundays wake up, study, priesthood, study, church, study, idk Sundays are weird.

For general conference it was just a huge group meeting – hurts your butt sitting for that long – during priesthood the girls broke off watched the other one.

My companion (dependabilabuddy) is from South Jordan and basically dope – definitely see why we were paired together.

The language is coming still a huge headache every day but slowly learning it just step by step (hurray for 2nd hardest language in the world err 2.5 cantaneese is technically harder).

So fun fact, they organise class buildings by difficulty and type I think, so our building is Koreans on the top floor japs in the mid, and mandos/cantos at the bottom.

The pocky box you sent me IS FANTASTIC kinda what keeps me awake during study.

Not sure what else really, the cantos leave monday, so Parker leaves, rip.

Another highlight of the week.. we got a fridge.

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Fat Tie Fridays

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Elder Brockbank & Elder Gomm

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Elder Taylor & Elder Gomm

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Elder Gomm loves strawberry Pocky!

Elder Gomm loves strawberry Pocky!

woot weekly email

not much happens here but i’ll try lol

monday wake up work out class for 3 hours lunch class dinner class study/plan room sleep
tuesday wake up work out class lunch class dinner devotional room sleep
wednesday p day woot
thursday wake up work out class lunch class dinner class study/plan room sleep
friday wake up work out class lunch class dinner class study/plan room sleep
saturday wake up work out class lunch class dinner class study/plan room sleep
sunday I don’t even know sundays are not consistent

 

but it was a better week than the 1st getting used to just accepting I can’t understand anything jk can get mostish things.

 

So i’m doing choir here because it’s either that or a later dinner and more study time so i’m like hey choir earlier dinner plus music because that is not allowed here which really sucks. but the choir teacher person is great so funny.

 

we had the 2nd counselor in the presiding bishop talk that was cool.

 

guess i’ll explain this in the group one
Guo first tone – means wall around a city it’s also now my last name
zhong lao both 3rd tone I think – lao means old zhong idk but together means elder
don’t have a first or middle name yet probably just do lang 2nd tone (means wolf) as for middle name no words are anywhere close to michael so idk

 

as for useless information i’m eating breakfast and doing laundry right now
umm this is a filler to make it look like I write more.

 

that’s all for now see ya next week
-guo zhoung lao
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So its been a good week getting to actually know people now they are starting to tear down their walls so that’s good. yesterday had the presiding bishops 2nd counselor come talk to us that was cool. but thank you SOOOO much for the pocky!! honestly a life saver lol don’t really know what else mainly because I have all this stuff I want to say get to the screen and am like ehhh what….

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so we went to the temple just got back a few minutes ago and we did some of this elders names Elder Parker he is an x gang member greatest conversion story he is also my favorite elder in our zone just because I feel like we get along the best with each other. but the names are the first in his bloodline except him to be endowed. I will say I felt the spirit stronger there then for my own.

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Elder Parker & Elder Gomm

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I just want to say thanks for all the emails (dear elder letters) you send through the week honestly like my favorite part of the day is when I get to read those also thanks for what you said about my talk I still don’t really see myself as someone who is that spiritual so the fact that people said that and you relayed it back to me made me feel great.
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trying to be 100% honest and not just be like yea this is great na na na. It SUCKS lol i’m always tired trying to not use caffeine to stay awake but sometimes (saturdays) it’s real hard. the language kills me everyday umm food still sucks also but meh chocolate milk on tap so that’s a good side I like my companion ….. Umm other than that don’t think anything else really. I saw sister Campbell yesterday that was cool to say hi to someone I know. umm I think that is all from me today i’ll see you later.
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Elder Conover & Elder Gomm

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Elder Gomm’s Room

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Elder Conover, Elder Gomm, Elder Brockbank & Elder Staker

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Generic Weekly Boring Email

so wake up go to class get destroyed because can’t understand anything sleep repeat.

but really it’s great so far nothing too bad
my comp is a cool martial artist Kong jong lao don’t know his english name but meh district is cool
i’m by far the smallest one.
the first lesson was crazy when we first got here straight chinese and no one understood what was going on.
next best thing is a Japanese elder in front of the bathroom as i was about to go he said my companion just exploded (referring to the comp in the bathroom) it was funny. but other than my zone the Japanese elders are my favorite (no comment on that ryan lol). But i’m having fun – to who it applies let me know how dark souls is.
Um not too sure what else just perpetually tired just accepted that and yea….
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the food here sucks I don’t get how everyone that comes here likes it. it’s so plain and dry
“no spice” – says a Japanese elder I was talking to. and sorry to say this but I don’t miss anything yet not enough hours in the day to think about that. waking up is hard 6:30 no good wish i could have another hour or 2

it’s good take care Zai Jian (see again/goodbye) till next wednesday. rip

-Guo Zhong Lao (my name in case you don’t know)
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just got on during laundry. but its good just chilling today much-needed break:
laundry (when i mailed this morning) breakfast chill temple went to get x-rays now im here then dinner and back to class
every other day:
wake up 6:30, work out, PCL (basically just study for ever), lunch, class, dinner, class, plan for tomorrow (or not just talk) and sleep
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hi mom you said want me to be honest so ni ge (umm) it’s a little cold at night but it’s nice can I get a blanket (not one from my room tho don’t want to ruin those)

my district and zone are awesome my companion is a martial artist and the district leader is missing a tooth his comp is also chill so we are all getting along just well. one of them got a care package of lots of ramen so food we are good ha ha. my zone is sweet only 1 person I don’t really talk to. the Jie mei(sisters) in our district 2 are kinda shy the 3rd is awesome only 3.