It's been another good week here in Kichijoji. Things have been getting colder lately. It'll probably be getting colder until about February, or so I've been told.
Let's see, what happened last week... to begin with, we got a new group on missionaries this last week. We went and picked them up from the airport. We got there about or so, but the plane didn't land for about another hour. We went to wait for them, and there was a huge group of mainly middle school girls in a crowd waiting for someone to come. They all had cameras and signs and stuff, so clearly they were waiting for somebody famous. We asked around a little bit, and we found out that they were waiting for some person named Ariana Grande... whoever that is. Someone said she's a singer, doing something for Nickelodeon. That was really fun to watch all these people waiting, getting false alarms every now and then. She finally showed up, and it turns out she was on the same flight as our missionaries, so when all the missionaries came out there's just this huge group of middle school girls just screaming and cheering. Yeah, they were confused. It was pretty funny.
We got our jet-lagged new missionaries back to the mission home and put them all to bed.morning, the first day of the new year, everybody got up at 6 to "run with the president". President Wada goes running every morning, and in an effort to get more missionaries to actually exercise in the morning, he invited the whole mission to get up at 6 and go running with him from the 1st to the 3rd to try and get a habit formed. Of course, most missionaries wouldn't actually be running with President Wada, they would just be running at the same time as him. However, all the new missionaries staying in the mission home got to actually run with the president. So there we are, in the morning, a group with 20+ white people just pelting down the road. The looks on some of those Japanese people's faces were priceless. Elder Fukuchi, Hosoda, one new missionary and I lead the pack out in the front, and we ended up breaking off and finishing way ahead of everyone. We got back to the church and went up on the roof to watch the sunrise on new years day. It ended up being really fun. After the sunrise, the rest of the missionaries all got back. Turns out that we somehow missed the memo that everyone was going to watch the sunrise from the park we went running at. Oh well. Even though it was just the four of us, it was still way good. The church roof had a great view of the sunrise.
That's about it for this week. Hope you all have a great one!