Well it was really nice to hear from you guys at Christmas, although I've learned my lesson for mothers day and for christmas next year that I'm going to try and stick with using a members computer, because that computer shop was kind of a pain in the butt. Elder Collin that was sitting next to me at the time ended up skyping his family the next day using our neighbors laptop and just took it to our apartment next door and had a great chat and even gave a tour of life here in Malolos. The computer shop was rather noisy, the internet wasn't fantastic, and I had a bunch of people hovering over my shoulder. Well I guess I shouldn't complain, at least I got to see you guys and hear your voices a little, and see how things are going.Well this week has been rather exciting with New Years and all, as my area is close to the city of Bocaue where there is a big firework factory. So things got pretty crazy last night with all the fireworks going off in the street and everyone bringing out big ol' speakers and blasting music. Things really didn't quite down till about 2am, so we finally went to sleep around 2:30am. This week I also had an exchange with Elder Haene who is from Australia and has been out a little over 6 months. It was fun to have an english speaking companion for the day, although lessons were a little difficult as he is still working on the language as well, but it made for an interesting day.