Saturday, July 23, 2011

Taiwan: 026

Today was Saturday! Hoooooraaaay! Okay, so the day started off a little rocky. My alarm went off and then I fell back asleep and my eyes snapped open 2 hours after I had meant to get up. Whoops. But it's okay, it's not like my day was ruined. My class this morning went fast and I really love those kids, so it wouldn't have been too awful anyway.
And you know what the best part of the day was? Go on, guess. Really. Try to guess. I want you to try to guess....
Did you guess?
If you guessed that trying red bean ice cream was it, then you are completely wrong.
The best part was that we all got to go to the Taipei temple! So awesome. It made me really miss the Salt Lake temple though. I love that place more than anywhere else, but hey! I am super super super glad we got to go because it was wonderful. And beautiful. And peaceful. And all that other good stuff. It was really small. Holy smokes, the baptismal font was so teeny. And there was almost no temple grounds. I'm not complaining, just stating fact :)

Me, Veronica, Jessica Stoker, and Kendra. Please pardon our hair. We had just finished with baptisms.

The stake center/distribution center next to the temple
Afterward, all of us that did baptisms went down the street to get something to eat. I got this really good mango shaved ice with kiwi, strawberry, mango, and Taiwanese pudding on top. Mmmmm :) AND we ate at a tasty dim sum restaurant too! I didn't take any photos of the food, but here are some of the street we walked down:

Jessica Stoker. She teaches at the other ILP school on the other side of Taichung from Feng Yuan.

Miss Heather

Okay, confession: you know how as a kid the world is just amazing and everything in it is interesting and magic is real and every single thing in existence has it's own special kind of beauty? Well, I never really grew out of that, and I feel a little bit drunk with so many new things to see and touch, and hear, and smell, and taste and...learn. Everywhere I go there are so many amazing things to see (colors, new plants, people, architecture, food, clothes, shops, culture, etc) and my brain is on overload. Even at home where so much is familiar I get so excited over the smallest things, so I feel like a little kid that has just been given free reign of a gigantic toy store/ice cream shop. It's wonderful and I am completely enchanted by this place.


  1. Yay! That is so cool that you got to do baptisms at the Taipei Temple! The distribution center/visitor's center almost looks bigger than the temple, is it?

    The Mulvey clan here in Nevada sure loves you! Every one of us!

  2. It is waaaay bigger than the temple. So funny :)