Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Christmas comes early here

Merry Christmas!  Since Halloween and Thanksgiving don´t really exist here, the Christmas decorations start going up in the end of October.  We went into the mall and they have this giant 60 foot tree up!  I started putting my Christmas decorations together and we got out all the decorations in the office and put up the tree! whoo!  haha.  We could´t wait, we are already listening to Christmas music. 

The other elders also showed us some neat spots up on the hill in our area.  The four of us went to have dinner at a member´s house and they have this tradition that they always give the missionaries super spicy peppers to eat and see our reactions. haha.  They had these super tiny red peppers (I don´t remember what they are called) that they wanted us to eat, but they didn't have any at the time.  So we started off with the ´´practice round´´ and he cut a huge jalapeño into four pieces and we each had to eat a piece.  The rules were that we have to chew the pepper for a whole minute without swallowing and then we had to wait another minute to drink anything.  I like spicy foods but eating a raw jalapeño with all the seeds inside it was pretty strong! haha.  We all had tears running down our faces.  But next week is the real challenge.  I´ll let you know how that goes.  :)   


- Elder Burnham

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