This week’s rather boring. Not much going on, learned about something awesome though. Mongolian kids play what can only be dubbed as “The Mongolian kicking game”. The rules are as follows, you can’t kick someone who’s ducking down, and you can only kick while in the air. I played a few rounds with one of the ex-football players in my district on the sand volleyball court 😀. Also, my companion taught me a love of slide tackling in soccer, as well.
Actually, the district is a rather motley crew.
We have the most random assortment of people and backgrounds, and we’re constantly getting banged up.
For 9 elders, we’ve had
• 2 visits to the BYU health center
• 1 trip to the hospital
• 9 stitches (a face plant in four square and an unfortunate incident with a shampoo bottle)
• 6 bloody noses
• 3 prescriptions of antibiotics
• 4 volleyball spike blocks by means of the face
• 1 hacky sack to the eye
and everyone is usually bleeding from somewhere by the end of the day. Our teachers admire us for it though. They say that nothing’s worse in Mongolia than an elder that gets slowed down by injury. The people are just tough, and so is the environment. So the fact that we are never running at 100% and still keep chugging along is a good thing.
Random request list
• Photos. They’re more for icebreakers than anything. Just some family and friends, maybe some of the places we’ve been.
• Music. Classical is a given, but if you could get a hold of some Mongolian like we were watching on YouTube, that would be awesome.
• My hand wraps. I’ve been alternating in gym between balling out at the field or training in the room. The compression would be nice.
• Stewed Monkey Heads.