This week Crista and Allen (from across the hall) came over for English practice as part of the Pathway Program offered by BYU-Idaho. We also managed to go to the movie on Friday (called Joy) followed by dinner at The Fiftys Burger restaurant. There were 13 of us so they sent us to a room of our own. Everyone raved about their hamburgers, except for me who had ribs.
We still feel like we live in a fishbowl since we don't have our curtains back. Maybe some day :-)
On Saturday we went to Liberdade, the Asian area of São Paulo. It was started by the Japanese and filled in later by Chinese, Koreans, and other groups. I talked to one older Japanese man who said he was born in São Paulo and never learned to speak Japanese, since it was banned during WW-II.
We catch a bus to the metro station, take the yellow line to Luz then transfer to the blue line to Praça de Liberdade. Four couples went.
|On the way to the bus. You have to look down when walking in São Paulo.|
|This is defiantly Brazilian|
|How do you say "good reading" in Japanese?|
|This street gets quite crowded|
|Does this mean walk or stop?|
|Fortune teller Bahian style|
|Church next to the fortune tellers|
We returned in the afternoon ready for a rest. There were some kids playing in the gazebo of our apartment building.
|Fun place to gather|
I figured since I have some experience with sound systems that I would prepare some training that they might use for chapels in Brazil. The chapel where we meet is the worst. We had lunch in the temple on Friday with the manager of church buildings who lined up a meeting for next week to see what we can do about it.