We had another good week. I got to go on another companion exchange with Elder Kawamura. It was cool because we were companions exactly one year ago. We were working together on Valentine`s Day and reminiscing about what we did for Valentines Day last year. It was also fun to work in his area. His area is north of ours. It`s closer to the big Osaka city area. It was a crazy feeling to see big buildings all around and people everywhere. Osaka is such a big city. I always thought that Seattle was a pretty big city, but in comparison to the size of Osaka, it`s like nothing. I can`t imagine what Tokyo is like.
The Bishop had us over to his house last night to have gyoza (potstickers). Gyoza are so good in Japan. I don`t remember them being this good back in the United States. You`ll have to let me know. Are potstickers in the United States any good? I wonder if I`ll still be willing to eat them or ramen in the United States after getting used to how good it is here. There are restaurants all over the place that are dedicated to just gyoza or just ramen. Those are actually two foods that are eaten together quite often. It`s because they are really both Chinese foods that Japan adopted from them.
It`s gotten quite a bit warmer recently. During the day time it isn't even cold most of the days. It did snow just a little bit one day this week, but even while it was snowing, it didn't feel all that cold. The days are all significantly warmer now. But, once the sun goes down, it gets freezing cold super fast. Riding a bike at night is unbelievably cold and my hands get painfully frozen each night, but the days are nice.
That`s about all I have to say this week. I`ll write you again next week. Bye.
-Elder Isaac Swift