I`m sorry that I wasn't able to send an email home last week. Elder McKellar is going home soon. So, he got permission from the mission president to go and see Kyoto on preparation day. I took him up there and showed him around all the good places. It was really cool to go back there. I haven`t been there since this time last year.
In the United States, Japanese restaurants have the chef cooking food right in front of you. There aren't really a lot of places that are like that here, but there are a lot of places where there is a heat plate or something on your table and you cook the food yourself. They`re pretty fun. Maybe, that`s too dangerous in the United States, so the chef comes and cooks it in front of you. The restaurant does'`t want to be liable.
I think BYU Idaho will be great for Caleb. Did he have to pick out a major?
I have an interview with the mission president on Friday. I will ask for my ecclesiastical endorsement then.
There`s some great news. Two things that I thought might be lost forever are now back to how they should be. I got the camera cord and was able to charge my camera with it. I can finally take pictures from it. The other thing was my right shoe. I`m on my last pair of shoes already. The soles started to tear off of my right shoe. It was nearly completely gone and I had no idea what to do, but I was able to go to the 100yen store (dollar store), buy some multi-purpose glue, and fix it up as good as new. I hope it holds for another six months.
I was very surprised to hear about Nathanael and Mary-Anne`s baby. The picture looked way cute.
I`m going to end the email here and try to send some pictures. You`d probably like pictures more than me writing stuff.-Elder Isaac Swift