Monday, March 4, 2013

One time I left my wallet on the bus


This weeks story of the week Wins first place overall!

So This week on Thursday we had district meeting in Vigan, it's like an hour bus ride, and when we were there in Vigan because it is like a touristy area I bought some bags as souvenirs for people for when I come back. So when i bought them, I put my wallet in the bag too. My wallet with my debit cards and drivers license..... So when you get on buses here if you have groceries and stuff you just give them to the bus money collector man and he puts everything up at the front and then hands it to you went you get off. Well I was at the very front of the bus and my companion was in this middle and there was a movie playing. I was trying very hard not to watch the movie, but curse you Kerby Heyborn for being in it! I was very distracted needless to say.
 So after awhile this bus money collector man starts to ask me some questions.... "How old are you? Where do you live? Are you single?" THOSE kinds of questions.... needless to say I DID NOT want to talk to him cause he was a little on the slimy side if you know what I mean. Lucky for me I have this great tool called "pretend you don't speak Tagalog or English and they will leave you alone." BUT! It didn't work! HE persisted!!! He was asking me for my phone number and if he could hang out with me sometime, I was very much done with the conversation and ready to get off of the bus.
FINALLY!!!! We get to Sinait and get off the bus! What a relief! I was sooo happy. And as the bus is pulling away I remember.... no bag. CRAP!!! I left my bag with my wallet on the bus!!! (Inward battle going on inside my head: Leave your companion? Or never see your wallet again?".... leave your companion won...) So I throw my other bag to my companion and take off after the bus! The whole time I'm thinking, "Oh man I'm so disobedient.... worst. missionary. ever." I stayed pretty much in pace with the bus for a half a mile when a tricycle driver saw me running so fast and picked me up. Together the tricycle driver and I caught the bus! The bus man was SO happy to see me again but I was just happy to have my wallet!!!
My companion turns out had been right behind me the whole time in another tricycle so she caught up all the way when the bus stopped.
Being the trainer.... I had to set a good example and call and tell the mission president that I had been disobedient and broken the rules.... I cried.... but he said it was okay and I wasn't in trouble! YES! Success!!! Success number # We had two baptismal interviews this week and they both passed!!! Yes!! So next week we will have two baptisms!!! I'm pretty excited! 
Another blurb about exchanges
We went on exchanges a couple of weeks ago and I was supposed to go with Sister Seu and Sister Pagalaran with Sister Sabio... well we got there and who pulled up but Sister Woahn and Sister Serapia!!! What!?!?!/ It turns out that they changed the exchanges, but no one told us about it!!! Was I the happiest person ever?!?!?! I would most definitely say yes!!! It was so great to get to work with Sister Woahn again for realz!!! We had so much to talk about and it was great to just get to talk to someone who understood every single thing that I was saying! Her Tagalog and teaching have really taken off and it is awesome to see how much we have both grown since the MTC!!!

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