Last year, we made oodles and oodles of applesauce, apple butter, and apple pies from our tree, but we only had five apples this year!
It was so delicious. Good job, George!
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
The Malays and Indonesians in town organized this at the last minute to benefit the Indonesian earthquake victims. Yani's family went and deliver food and water to the victims within a week of this open house that raised $2600!
Noorul just came to the US on September 22 with her husband, Khairol (behind her on the left) and three children. He youngest was only 2 months old when they stepped on the plane. She is a brave woman!
I am helping her with her English, and she is helping me with my Malay. It is a great match
I said "Sangat Panas" instead of "Sangat Pedas". That is what I get for trying to translate a word from English to Malay instead of just thinking Malay all the way. Panas and Pedas means "hot". in English, and we use them interchangeably to mean "spicy hot" or "hot weather". Doesn't work in Malay. They all had a big laugh about that.
It is so nice to feel like a child in language again. I love the challenge of it!
It was an insane week for me. The busiest I have had in a long time. I almost canceled a couple of times, but I am so glad we could just sit and talk for three uninterrupted hours in a quiet setting.