Our investigator's friend is being taught by the new Cambodian sisters in the area. Chi Ly and I used to live in our huge house all on our own, but at the start of this transfer, we got roommates! It has been really nice to have Khmer-speakers to buy food at the market, and Chi Mai likes to cook for everybody, so we don't cook very often. Chi Ly and I both subsist mainly on fruit and rice anyway (we buy a pile of drangonfruit, langans, bong bong, bananas, orange apple-like things we don't know the name of, etc every week), but when Chi Mai cooks, we eat it because I like to try everything and Chi Mai is a good cook. Last week I ate cow stomach and cow blood with bean sprouts. Stomach is kind of chewy, but it wasn't bad, and I'm not much of a meat person to begin with. I love vegetables though, and Chi Mai makes the best squash soup ever! I love squash and I've been missing it while harvest is underway back at home. And she makes rau muon, which is one of my new favorite vegetables which I discovered one time when Chi Sophy made dinner for the missionaries. The only thing that makes me nervous is when the vegetables don't bleached or Chi Ua chops meat on the kitchen floor. Everyone has been sick except for me. I keep getting called for consultations.
Traffic is crazy, as always. I have gotten pretty good at riding with Chi Ly on the back of my bicycle even though my handlebars slip constantly and one of my brakes fell off yesterday. We have to put two people on one bicycle whenever we bring a member to a lesson with an investigator and they don't have their own transportation. The member rides Chi Ly's bike and I take Chi Ly. The first time we tried it, it was kind of hard to balance with Chi Ly on the back and my backpack in the basket on my unstable handlebars. Plus it was raining an the wind was blowing, so Chi Ly had to reach around my waist to hold my skirt down. She groaned that we were going to die when we got to the roundabout by the French Embassy, but I exclaimed, "No we're not! We're sister missionaries and we prayed for safety before we left!" We're a lot better at it now.